Survey

What's Your Workday Exercise?


What's Your Workday Exercise?

Illustration by Paul Windle

Bill John
President and co-founder, Odyssey Teams, Chico, Calif.

“Every few weeks I afford myself a midday run—10-plus miles—on the fire roads of Redwood Regional Park. Usually by midweek my brain is on overload, and the only way to clear it is to go fast or long. When I ask a lot from my body, my best clarity and ideas come.”

Theresa Fette
CEO, ProvidentTrust Group, Las Vegas

“I used to sit all day, and at some point I looked up and had gained 50 pounds. Now we do ‘Walks With the Boss’: We take 5- to 60-minute walks around the buildings outside while going over strategy and projects. So far I’ve lost 16 pounds.”

Richard Simmons
Exercise guru and creator of Project Hope weight-loss system, Beverly Hills
(He responded in all caps)

“THE FIRST EXERCISE THAT I DO EVERY MORNING IS TO COUNT MY BLESSINGS. THEN I HONOR MY ANATOMY BY STRETCHING, DOING CARDIO, PUSH-UPS, SIT-UPS AND PLANKING. THEN I GIVE MYSELF A FEW COMPLIMENTS AND START MY DAY IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY!”

Chris Terrill
CEO, homeadvisor.com, Golden, Colo.

“I wish I could say I do some kind of amazing Brazilian gut crunches. The reality is that I put my wrists and elbows through an intense routine of pinball in our game room by playing Pin-Bot, the greatest pinball machine ever created. I only allow myself two games, because it’s simply too addictive.”

Cohen is the author of The Sex Diaries Project: What We're Saying About What We're Doing (John Wiley & Sons).

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