DESK YOGI LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO GET OFFICE WORKERS MOVING
Desk-Yogi.com delivers targeted movement and stress reduction videos in an anytime, anywhere format to office workers everywhere. Former Lynda.com Senior Director Jacqui Burge creates a modern corporate wellness site.
Ojai, CA, September 24th, 2015 — Today, CEO and founder, Jacqui Burge announces the official launch of Desk Yogi www.desk-yogi.com, an online collection of strength training, yoga, meditation, and wellness videos taught by expert instructors—a proven way to build the wellness habit into your workday.
Desk Yogi is the only service of its kind and its mission is simple: Deliver expert wellness videos to working people everywhere so they can become healthier and more productive right at their desk, in 15 minutes or less, whenever they need it.
According to Mayo Clinic endocrinologist Dr. James Levine, author of the recently published Get Up: Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It, “Excessive sitting is associated with 34 chronic diseases, and conditions including obesity, diabetes, cancer, depression and back pain." Desk Yogi gets workers out of their chairs and moving their bodies.
It's known that wellness habits are not simple to create or maintain, especially for desk-bound employees with limited breaks and a set schedule. Desk Yogi’s anytime/anywhere format makes it possible and desirable for working people to take a break, get moving, and keep coming back.
“Workplace wellness is a burgeoning market and for good reason: employees want and crave fitness,” says Founder and CEO Burge. Burge cites the recent $34M funding deal for Headspace and forecast estimates for wearable device sales as two examples. “The tough part for companies is getting their employees to actually use the programs they’ve invested in,” Burge adds. “Even with free or subsidized gym memberships, onsite fitness centers and classes,” says Burge, “the benefits are short lived because many can’t take part.”
Desk Yogi members can watch anytime, anywhere with easy to use calendar integration and a desktop reminder app. The growing collection of video lessons are searchable and organized by several topics: “What’s up?”: how you are feeling in the moment; Office Environment: cube, hotel, private office; and Sweat Factor: whether or not you want to sweat it out. All instructors are experts in their respective fields and offer lessons for pain and stress relief, posture, balance, flexibility, strength, endurance, meditation, nutrition, metabolism, and more.
Desk Yogi enterprise offerings begin at $8 per person per month, $96 annual. Desk Yogi also offers individual plans at just $15 per month with a 14-day free trial at www.desk-yogi.com.
Desk Yogi is actively seeking funding. The site already has an active subscription membership.
About CEO Burge
Jacqui Burge departed Lynda.com in the fall of 2014 to turn her focus to helping working people everywhere get healthy and get moving. With a background as a certified fitness coach and yoga instructor, Burge leveraged 20 years experience in the corporate, wellness and sustainability world to launch Desk Yogi—a company dedicated to creating an easy to use, easy to understand, and affordable solution for individuals and businesses to bring wellness to the workday.
About Desk Yogi
Desk Yogi delivers expert strength training, yoga, meditation and wellness videos to working people everywhere so they can become healthier and more productive. Give employees a benefit that pays off in 15 minutes or less.
For more information and a 14-day free trial, people are invited to visit www.desk-yogi.com.
Find Desk Yogi on social media at @deskyogi.
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