Many people feel like there is just no time for exercise during the day. It can be hard between work and family obligations to make it to the gym.
Now some Valley businesses are making it a whole lot easier to work out, including the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale.
They are now offering a free yoga class for their employees every Friday.
The CEO of the National Laser Institute said giving people more time off may actually help the company.
"I think by giving people a chance to do something like yoga - escape, breath, take breaks - they're actually most productive," said Louis Silberman. "So you may lose an hour here and there on something like this, but most people, they're not at their desk hammering (away) for eight straight hours. They're distracted, and they're texting their boyfriend and they're on Facebook. They're not gung-ho. Clear the mind, like yourself, like where you're working - all of a sudden you're more productive."
The owner of Corporate Yoga Wellness, Christine Thomas, agrees.
"There's a study out that shows that every dollar that a corporation or an organization invests in their employees' wellness they get back. They recognize $3 in lower healthcare costs," said Thomas.
Milana Miller has been taking the class since it was first offered in June.
"There's definitely some awkward moments where we kind of get the giggles, but for the most part, the instructor always reminds us to not focus on what everyone else is doing. It's more about focusing on yourself and your breathing and your practice," said Miller.
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