It’s noon, and our trainer, Jessica, has arrived. It’s time to stop whatever we’re doing, walk the few steps (it’s literally 50 steps) to the gym at the center of our HQ, and prepare to get our butts kicked.
Lunch workouts give us a chance to get to know each other without talking about work! It’s a great way to meet people from other departments I don’t work with on a daily basis. – Meagan, Marketing
Lunchtime is a chance to take a break and recharge — so why not do it the way that we know best? While the other working stiffs in our neighborhood line up outside food trucks on their lunch breaks, we’re doing jump squats and lunges.
It’s also the chance to see our products in action, not just hanging on a rack. Doing triceps dips in our Crush Tanks, jumping jacks in our 7 Wonders Sports Bra (bounce free of course), and burpies in our Tracktion Run Capris let’s us put our clothes to the test; with sweat, intensity, and movement. After all, we can only talk the talk when we walk the walk (and jump and run).
At workouts, cross-department walls break down and the playing field levels itself. Interns partner with VPs, assistants motivate managers. Sometimes we simply connect with a knowing nod as we stiffly walk to our desks the morning after a tough leg workout (ouch).
Working out together results in teaming up and laughing with folks from all corners of HQ! We encourage each other during workouts, which results in more fun and collaborative business meetings. – Jess, Accounting
At the end of Jessica’s workouts, there are always mountain climbers, no matter how much we groan. Then we circle up and each say what we’re grateful for which, not surprisingly, usually includes how lucky we are to workout as a team.
And then we’re back. Back to merchandising, crunching numbers, and strategizing; only now we feel even more energized, more connected to our colleagues, and more informed about our products. It’s the ultimate triple whammy.
And the cherry on top? Showering before afternoon meetings is optional.
You know Steve, I don’t see any guys either. Rarely are they mentioned in the catalogs and I have NEVER seen a husband in a photo…
Do you only hire women? Isn’t that sexism? Is there a company that is allowed to only hire men? Just wondering
Hi Steve, our company is made up of awesome women and men.
I have a feeling Steve also believes in “reverse racism”, too.
What’s that? I think you mean giving preference to “people of color” over “white guys”. But the term “reverse” implies that racism applies only to the establishment European derivative male relating to non-Euopeans of either gender.
But if T9 has male employees, how come there are no pics or mention of any male anywhere. THAT is sexism. i was in college when XI became law and thought it was a good idea. Still do, and my wife wears T9 gear very well. I just think your company is hypocritical at it’s very nature. Would love to get pointed to evidence to the contrary.
Hi Steve, if you take a look at our social media accounts you’ll find many fun behind the scenes shots of the men and women on our T9 team (including our President, Johnny). We do also strongly believe in supporting women in leadership and do not find this hypocritical in the least. However our hiring practices are, of course, always equal opportunity. Check out our awesome team here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiZtHMSh92k/?tagged=t9behindthescenes and here for examples: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXykiW7FRqP5v4whenUFrBQq–NLLneWTH7rpU0/?tagged=t9behindthescenes.