I love Napa Valley for so many reasons, but one big reason that I love the valley is the strong, widespread dedication to leading a healthy lifestyle. There are more restaurants practicing sustainable farming and using locally sourced ingredients than I could ever count and there are always people cycling, running or enjoying a brisk evening walk outside. It doesn’t take much motivation to go outside and get moving when living in such a beautiful place, but Peju is still focused on ensuring that employees are the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves!
Beginning in May, Ariana Peju hired a personal trainer to come to the winery once a week for an after-hours boot camp free to all employees. Throughout the summer, Casey Miller from Health Spa Napa Valley has taught us fun workout routines that we can continue challenging ourselves to do at home. We’ve asked Casey to share some insight about her boot camp program and provide a workout that you can do at home too, no equipment required!
Casey says, “Boot camp at Peju consists of a variety of simple moves that will get your heart rate up, increase calorie burn all while having some fun! We do basic moves like squats, lunges, pushups and planks in all different shapes and forms to keep you on your toes, never letting you get too comfortable.”
When she first started working with Peju employees, Casey said her goal was to “create challenging but manageable workouts. Over the last three months I've seen so much improvement from the consistent boot camp attendees. They are jumping higher, running faster and improving their overall health and fitness. If you're not sure that boot camp is for you, or you’re not sure where to start, try a couple of these moves at home on your own. Good luck and get to squatting!”
Casey’s Boot Camp Workout
10 squats (heels down, feet hips-width apart)
10 pushups (on knees or toes)
10 walking lunges
30 second plank hold (forearms and toes)
Repeat this circuit two more times and have fun!