How our team sports activities keep us fit and motivated
Having a healthy lifestyle can be challenging nowadays. Tractive supports its team to stay fit and motivated at work!
15 March 2018
Being a startup brings both – benefits and challenges – with it. One of them is having the luxury and at the same time, the responsibility, to define a company culture from scratch. We, at Tractive, strongly believe in the importance of being positive and having a healthy lifestyle. One ingredient that characterizes our great company culture is our friendly office atmosphere which shows that we love to have fun together – also after work. This is where our team events come into the game. And when we say ‘game’, more than often, we really mean one. Let us show you what life at Tractive means, seen through the eyes of our team sports events and in line with the motto: “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong!”
Muay Thai is a group workout with roots from traditional Thai martial arts. It incorporates kicking and punching; elbows and knees. Therefore it’s also very useful as a self-defense training. The dynamic moves empower you and make you feel strong! Team spirit is very important here and at the end of the training, we felt like a real army squad!
Talk about an innovative spirit: Tractive is proud to be one the first companies in Austria to try out this new sports trend at one of our team events. Jumping with the low-impact Kangoo Jumps Rebound Shoes feels pretty similar to the feeling of jumping for joy. It makes you forget all your worries, feel happy and like a child again. At least for the first 15 minutes. Then, you soon realize that jumping itself is a high-intensity cardio workout, very effective in helping you burn all your extra calories for that week! Talk about staying fit – this is definitely one fun way to do it!
When we talk about team sports, there’s nothing more outstanding than our team spirit. People working together on the same goal, building up strategies, being innovative and brainy, all for the sake of… having fun! How did our team members feel?
“Playing hockey with your colleagues was amazingly fun, even for beginners! Seeing your colleagues slip and slide all over the place is really hilarious!” David (Digital Marketing Manager)
Slunning (Slow Running) is a very special version of jogging invented by our creative Tractives. Originally designed for ambitious amateur runners at the very beginning of their running career, this term is nowadays used for runs at an average pace of 7:00 min/km and above. One major factor in Slunning, that is also seen as its trademark, is the complete absence of any kind of competition. The most important thing in Slunning is to have fun together with friends while enjoying a light workout in the fresh air. We, at Tractive, encourage sports activities of every kind. The main rules of Slunning are:
- Chase your goal – not the others
- Control yourself
- Avoid competition
The next sports activity that we will tell you about is swing golf – a super casual local version of golf, which uses approximately the same size field as golf, but with large spongy golf balls. Swing golf offers the best opportunity to channel your inner silliness and skill at the same time. We laugh, we sweat, we cry (out of joy) and enjoy the company.
Who doesn’t love a good race? Go-karting is in general pretty amazing. And it’s even cooler when you get to race Harold Primat (retired Le Manns Racer).
We believe that team sporting events not only enrich our work-life balance, but also provide us with numerous benefits. Among those, is the development of a wide range of skills, such as teamwork, problem-solving and communication. It is commonly known that sports enrich the personal quality portfolio of people: increasing their capacity to commit to goals, adding to a higher level of self-discipline, sense of fair play and courage. More of our amazing team activities include:
- Wakeboarding – sliding on water
- Snowshoe hiking – snowshoes with high heels give extra grip
- Yoga – embracing our inner downward dog
- Lasertag – being precise and accurate does not only pay off at work
- Dodgeball – fighting for the team, it challenges your reaction time and speed
You think that’s a lot of team sports activities? Oh well, we haven’t really told you everything yet. If you’re curious to discover more of them and wish to enjoy our active company culture, apply for one of our open positions. We are looking forward to meeting you!
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