Alberta Blue Cross shares exercise videos, tips to support employee fitness

Alberta Blue Cross is sharing exercise videos and tips on social media to help its employees and all Albertans make fitness a part of their work-from-home lives.

Before the pandemic, the benefits provider encouraged its employees to take 15-minute wellness breaks led by Terry Skidnuk, a workplace wellness specialist. With the majority of people now working from home, it’s making the wellness breaks available online to all Albertans.

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Skidnuk and other trained fitness instructors are creating at-home workout videos covering everything from yoga and meditation to core and strength workouts that are shared on Alberta Blue Cross’ Facebook, Instagram Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

“These videos range from second-long exercise snacks to 45-minute workout sessions,” the insurer said in a press release. “What started as a way to continue these breaks for employees became a broader effort to get everyone watching moving — all in the name of wellness.”