Working Out for Charity
“Never in my life did I think I’d get called out for the amount of working out I do,” said Brittany Hudson, a City Electric Supply Lighting Specialist. “It’s been a huge argument between my husband and me because he’s always wanted me to do workouts with him, and I have refused for our entire relationship up until three or four months ago when we started using the app to work out together.”
The app she’s talking about is Aaptiv, which is rated the #1 audio fitness app and is also free to City Electric Supply employees. The app offers running training programs, high-intensity interval training, playlists, customizable workouts, in-app progress tracking, Google Fit integration, and unlimited access to hundreds of fitness classes.
The best part? For every hour you use the app, CES donates 50 cents to the charity of your choice through their Cash for Hearts program. In one month, Hudson raised $57.
Since she was young, Hudson has suffered from depression, and with the quarantine, she feared falling into a bad cycle. That’s when she decided to dedicate herself to working out with the app.
“I needed to keep myself busy because I didn’t want to fall back into my depression cycle. I needed to do something,” she said. “Working out has helped me sleep better and feel confident about myself. I feel better, I feel stronger, and my headspace is a lot better,” she said.
An added benefit for Hudson has been the extra family time.
“I enjoy getting to do something with my family. My daughter does it with us too — well, she thinks she’s doing it,” laughed Hudson. “We’re on a 38-day streak right now, which will probably only break if I get sick.”
“Which is less likely now that you’re using the app!” added CES Cares Social Impact Manager Karen Gray.
“Even though I’m back in the office now, it’s still something I strive and push to do,” said Hudson. “It’s setting a good example for my kid, and it’s made me feel better. It’s made life better, too. It’s something my husband and I can do together, and I have more energy.”
If you’re a CES employee who wants to join Hudson in working out with Aaptiv and raising money for your favorite organizations, just visit Benefits.CityElectricSupply.com/Fitness to get started.