For many of us, the start of a new year means aspirations of a healthier, more organized routine. We strive to eat better, get fit, lose weight and manage stress, among other things. At Vera Bradley, we have a little help keeping these goals in sight, thanks to our Wellness Committee and team members like Human Resources Consultant Amanda H.
The mother of Faith, 8 months, and Luke, 4, aids in programs like Virgin HealthMiles (a pedometer program), half marathon sponsorship and the Corporate Challenge (a competition involving various team sports) for employees.
As a working mom with two busy little ones, Amanda has learned that having a plan is key to squeezing in a great workout. “I try to stay active during Luke’s soccer practice,” she shares. “But really, I think it’s about teamwork. My husband pitches in so I can hit a spinning class on the way home from work or early Saturday morning.”
Her workout bag of choice is the popular Small Duffel, which she packs with gym essentials: dry shampoo, a hair straightener, Colorful Hair Elastics and a headband, Ear Buds and her phone. She gets a little lift from listening to the workout station on Pandora, particularly when her favorite song, “Let it Rock,” by Kevin Rudolf comes on.
“This bag is the perfect size for a change of clothes, shoes and a cosmetic. I grab my water tumbler and off I go!” Amanda suggests comfortable capri pants for spinning and plenty of layers for cold winter runs.
Her fitness goal for 2013: Run a half marathon.