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Get Up, Get Unstuck

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Introducing PostureBreak

PostureBreak uses targeted movements and exercises to combat the negative effects of sedentary work and other job-related stress.


Each PostureBreak helps users relax, re-energize, and improve focus and performance in just a few moments.

Question: Why take PostureBreaks?

Answer: Because sitting hurts, but the right exercises can really help.


  • According to the National Institutes of Health, unhealthy posture increases the likelihood of neck and back pain; negatively impacts balance and makes people more vulnerable to injury; and can bring about digestive problems and even depression.


  • Healthy posture, on the other hand, can reduce stress, help prevent and alleviate pain, and maximize creativity and performance...

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Easy-to-follow movements, starting with basic beginner-level exercises to advanced balance movements

With 34 curated programs to choose from, there’s a PostureBreak for every person, mood, time of day and goal, including Morning Focus, Upper Back Restore, The Ultimate PostureBreak, Flexibility for the Office Worker, Neck Mobility and more.

Inspired by...

...physical therapy techniques, yoga, strength training, group fitness classes, tai chi practices, corrective exercise techniques, and other wellness practices.

Exercises can be performed in corporate attire, without breaking a sweat

Designed to increase blood flow to the brain; generate a sense of calm; improve focus; alleviate physical tightness, stress, and other symptoms of sitting; and improve posture immediately and progressively.

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This is the PostureBreak Story.

PostureBreak Founder & CEO Zach Shlien has always been dedicated to his personal training clients’ success, whether that success is measured by overall health, strength, flexibility, body weight, or any other goal.


But real change proved to be a real challenge for clients whose lifestyle included long bouts of sitting. He could exercise, motivate and counsel each of them for an hour at a time, with positive effects, only to see them return to their desks for 40, 50 or 60 hours a week—plus commute times.

 

In response, Zach assigned his clients specific exercises for spinal strength and whole-body flexibility, to be performed during frequent micro-breaks throughout the day. It was a simple gesture, yet the effect was profound. His clients grew stronger, slept better at night, and had more energy during the day, all of which inspired healthier dietary and lifestyle choices.


The results were so impressive that Zach decided to share his ideas with others, and that’s when he created PostureBreak, LLC, rolled out the Big Six Natural Body Movements philosophy, and began offering workshops for local businesses.


Today, on-site PostureBreak Presents Workshops are available to businesses and communities throughout New England, while video tutorials are accessible online and via the new PostureBreak App.

What is PostureBreak?

PostureBreak is a corporate wellness company located in Boston, MA. PostureBreak offers on-site PostureBreak Presents Workshops in New England and The PostureBreak App.


PostureBreak Presents Workshops engage groups of employees in exercises and movements that can mitigate the negative effects of sitting (or standing) for long periods of time while improving focus and relieving stress.


The PostureBreak App personalizes the PostureBreak experience via mobile devices. It educates users in physical and mental wellness techniques and inspires immediate and long-term improvement.

Who can benefit from PostureBreak and the PostureBreak App?

PostureBreak  is for anyone engaged in mostly sedentary work or other stressful jobs and anyone who wants to improve range of movement and physical and mental function.

What is a PostureBreak?

A PostureBreak features brief exercises and movements (from 20 seconds up to two minutes). PostureBreaks can be performed anywhere, including professional environments, without breaking a sweat or requiring a change of clothes.

Why is The PostureBreak App important?

The PostureBreak App holds every exercise in the PostureBreak library of exercises and allows users to set reminders to take PostureBreaks throughout the day. 

How are PostureBreak movements designed?

PostureBreak movements are derived from various health and wellness traditions, including physical therapy, yoga, strength training, group fitness classes, tai chi practices, corrective exercise techniques, and more. Each exercise is carefully curated for people who don’t move enough in their everyday lives. 


Areas of the body, muscles and muscle groups are easily forgotten during the workday; The PostureBreak App helps users “remember” those areas, so they can be strengthened in order to function more effectively.

Does The PostureBreak App require any equipment?

No. While The PostureBreak App occasionally utilizes a wall or chair for assistance, all movements are easily performed without extra equipment.

"It was terrific on many different levels and received well by all in-attendance. I look forward to using the tools and techniques outlined by PostureBreak during my workday." 

-- John Bordieri, Group Sales Manager at HB Communications

"It’s simple, necessary, and informative. It’s so easy to adopt these small adjustments to your day and have a positive impact on your health."

"Great to learn about easy exercises to use throughout the day."

"The moves can be done by anyone regardless of fitness level! It is a great opportunity for everyone to take a minute to think about their posture and how that affects their daily life."

"Zach is a charismatic prophet of posture, enlightening our small workplace about the hazards of daily desk sitting and increasing everyone’s awareness of their own posture. By simply being informed, we feel like we have the tools to improve. As an active adventure company, we value the PostureBreak exercises for being fun, helpful, and easy to replicate—we are still doing them whenever we feel moments of sluggishness set in." 

-- Mia Seidner of DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co. Somerville, MA

BIO

PostureBreak, LLC Founder & CEO Zach Shlien is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, FMS Movement Specialist, and Precision Nutrition Coach. He previously held positions in executive sales in Boston, Massachusetts and earned a BS from Suffolk University. 


Known as “The Prophet of Posture,” Zach started PostureBreak, LLC as a way to help people live happier, healthier and more productive lives—particularly the millions of Americans whose job requires long periods of sitting.


When not encouraging strength and flexibility in his clients, Zach enjoys hiking in the White Mountains, golfing, and spending time with his wife and French Bulldog, Hudson.

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