Teaching Children the Importance of an Active Commute

Teaching Children the Importance of an Active Commute

Let’s talk about the school commute. I’m sure we have all heard the classic complaint from our grandparents, “when I was your age, I had to walk 7 km to school. Uphill both ways!” While that is met with an eye-roll, we can't deny that on any given weekday morning, there is a line up of vehicles idling to drop off their child(ren) so they don’t have to walk far. Recently, Naomi Buck published an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail titled "Why did our children stop walk to school?”  that touched on how our morning school drop-offs have changed in the past couple of decades. 
February 27, 2020 — Kate Spenst
Fresh In Roundup: 6 Active Products for a Healthier You in 2020!

Fresh In Roundup: 6 Active Products for a Healthier You in 2020!

At Fitneff, we are keeping up with new releases from the top active furniture and accessory brands and see what is exciting to add to our inventory to help better your daily lives. If you follow us on Instagram, you might have noticed our #FreshInFriday posts, where we spotlight a new product every Friday. We figure we should round up the latest product and address why we have included them on our virtual shelves.
February 20, 2020 — ANITA HSIEH
6 Active Dates to go on this Valentine's Day

6 Active Dates to go on this Valentine's Day

Some say that Valentine’s Day is a total hallmark holiday, an excuse for unnecessary consumerism and floral shops to overcharge you for a dozen stemshowever, we don’t see it like that. Valentine's Day is a dato communicate your appreciation and love for the people in your life, whether that is through a simple e-card or text message punctuated with lots of heart emojis or go the whole nine with a classic candlelit dinner - there is no reason to not be grateful for the people that support you through the thick and thin.  Our ideal Valentine’s Day or weekend (since this year’s V-Day falls on a Friday) is to share an experience with our favourite people, ideally, an activity that gets our hearts pounding and even a little flushed in the face. We’ve got blood pumping ideas for the couples, with your children, or your single self. 

February 13, 2020 — ANITA HSIEH
How Active Furniture can help Autistic Students in the Classroom

How Active Furniture can help Autistic Students in the Classroom

Since we started selling active classroom furnishings, we have received so much positive feedback from parents and teachers on how beneficial the addition of active chairs and desks has been for students with autism. For most ASD students, the classroom can be a very challenging environment as there are many distractions and stimuli that can overwhelm their senses. Here are a few researched sources that lend tips to managing an active classroom for ASD.
February 06, 2020 — ANITA HSIEH
OUR TAKE: Why workplace wellness should be a top priority for your business

OUR TAKE: Why workplace wellness should be a top priority for your business

I recently read an article published by Real Business based in the UK. The article was titled “Why workplace wellness should be a top priority for your business” and I wanted to add my thoughts to it as I believe it perfectly parallels to what Fitneff is all about.

Real Business starts off the article by highlighting a study by AJ Products, this study revealed that, “over 40% of people think that their current work environment has a negative impact on their physical and emotional wellbeing – as well as being detrimental to their productivity.” If this number seems concerning to you – that’s because it is. Almost half of all employees believe their job is damaging to their overall health.

January 30, 2020 — Kate Spenst
How to Get the Minimalist Active Office of Your Dreams

How to Get the Minimalist Active Office of Your Dreams

Scrolling through Pinterest, we are flooded with images of minimalist workspaces with traditional desk and desk pairings. But most are just the standard desk and chair – where are the active minimalist workspaces? So, we scrolled through several pages of Google images of minimalist setups to dissect and pinpoint what it takes to replicate that same minimalist aesthetic but suit an active workspace.  
January 23, 2020 — ANITA HSIEH
How to Hack Popular New Year Resolutions

How to Hack Popular New Year Resolutions

Ah new year, new decade, same ol’ you with new ambitions. As quick as we are making these resolutions, nearly half of us break them by February and only a slim 8% commit to their resolutions fully. We are running down the list of top 4 popular new year resolutions, why they are so easy to break and what we can do to stick to them!
January 09, 2020 — ANITA HSIEH
2020: Year of Clarity

2020: Year of Clarity

Happy New Year! Do you get it? Clarity like crisp, flawless 20/20 vision. It is a new year, a new decade, and it is still the same you, just with renewed focus for a goal! Part of achieving a set goal is outlining a plan, committing to small changes, and setting a timeline. We like to follow the SMART format for easy to follow goals that make them real and get done.  The Fitneff team each shared their own resolutions they are chipping away during 2020.

January 02, 2020 — ANITA HSIEH
Remembering Fitneff Co-Founder - Devon Bolton

Remembering Fitneff Co-Founder - Devon Bolton

The Fitneff story began when Devon Bolton, Laurel Walzak, and Ron Bettin met during Queen’s University Executive MBA Program.  On this intense educational experience, we had a chance to meet some exceptional people, and Devon stood out with his passion and intensity. One evening over beers, the idea of designing a treadmill desk came to fruition, and the WalkTop was born; before we even graduated, Fitneff was formed.
December 24, 2019 — Ron Betttin
A Letter from Ron Bettin, President and CEO of Fitneff

A Letter from Ron Bettin, President and CEO of Fitneff

As the end of the year approaches, I have the time to reflect on the many things that I am grateful for, and I want to take the time to thank you, our customers, for your support in our mission to integrate movement into everyday life. 
December 19, 2019 — ANITA HSIEH