TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Community News Network

January 3, 2014

Workout Wear Friday? No sweat, boss!

(Continued)

Rachael Siefert, 28, who works at a communications firm in Washington, is also an instructor at the Bar Method, a downtown fitness studio. And she's gradually figured out how to blend her two wardrobes. It started when she tried pairing her black workout pants with a skirt and boots one day in the office. "Every woman hates wearing tights, so I went for it," Siefert says. "Nobody noticed."

The switch has made her more comfortable — and productive — when she's at work. It's also made her more likely to pop over to the studio to take a lunchtime class. "I only have that hour. Work will notice if I'm gone for longer than that," says Siefert, who saves time by only changing her top. "It's one less step stopping you from working out."

Increasingly, she's found out that other women are using the same technique, or sneaking a workout top under a sweater. So maybe Workout Wear Friday is already happening in secret.

To really launch this movement, however, I need to find a company that will publicly get on board. For Casual Friday, Miller says, the tipping point was Alcoa, the strait-laced corporation in Pittsburgh. "Then 90 of the Fortune 100 companies requested information," Miller says.

And someone in The Post's HR told me the company would have to check to see whether there are potential liability issues. So I'm thinking I could do better with 1776, the business incubator space across the street from our offices.

There's no official dress code, and casual clothes are already common, says community manager Kate Nolan. And because of the start-up culture, "it's always acceptable to wear a T-shirt with a logo on it," she adds.

So would they try Workout Wear Friday? "I feel like we could. We've talked about a pajama day," Nolan says.

Let's save that idea for 2015, when we'll consider whether Sleepwear Mondays could help improve our nation's shut-eye quality.

Text Only
Community News Network
Front page
NDN Video
LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB'
AP Video
Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Facebook