What Participants Have to Say
"I absolutely loved this. I had a work from home day a couple weeks ago, and I made my significant other do this with me! Thank you so much for your energy and making this so fun! 4-5 of us on our team would get together a few times a week to do this and it was great! I truly appreciated this!
"M@W gave me the opportunities to keep exercising all throughout the day. Small exercises and stretching on my commute, at my desk and walking outside led to clearer thinking and attitude refreshment."
"These work outs were easy to follow and the variety made it fun. Would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to add a little extra movement in their day, whether at home or work. I also liked the online comments, they kept you motivated."
"The program made me feel like I was able to stay active at work and improve core strength, movement/activity, and flexibility. I also liked how positive Saara seemed about fitting in what you could instead of having an intense doomsday attitude about what happens if you don't do everything better every day."
"I am a big believer that our bodies are meant to keep moving. Thanks for your videos, tutorial, and for making the exercise easy enough to make it possible for anyone to keep up. With everyone staying home and not moving so much, this has been a huge help. Thanks!!!"
"I found Saara's Move@Work program to be informative and helpful in maintaining accountability and helping improve my flexibility in core areas of tightness aggravated by long periods of sitting and interacting with computers."
"Your videos have totally helped me and my coworkers move more at work which has allowed us not only to feel less tight and sore from sitting quite a lot, but to find some laughter and our silly-ness too. Thank you!"
"Thanks Saara for offering this program to employees! I love the program because it offers flexibility; I can do it at my desk, I can do it when working from home and I can replay archived videos if I'm looking for something different or extra on any given day. Your sense of humor always cracks me up and I feel better at the end of every video."
"Saara has endless enthusiasm and creativity. I thoroughly enjoy the MOVE@WORK Challenge program. Even though it was only about 5 minutes a day, I had a sense of accomplishment at the end of each day and even more at the end of 30 days. The follow along made it easy, and her background scenarios changed daily, making it even more fun. The program gave me something to think about in movement every day. While I have a fairly physical job as a hairdresser, I was also moving muscles that I don't usually give any extra attention to or in ways that I don't usually. All of this led to taking on more exercise and movement throughout the week, which was what I wanted!"
More Participant Reviews and Kind Words
Thank you, Saara! I find your positive energy contagious and I always feel better after doing the exercises.
Great job Saara. I love all the different places that you include in your workouts... your program is simply awesome! DPS is sooooo lucky to have someone who is so dedicated to helping people develop a better lifestyle and health. Thank you DPS for giving us access to Saara!
You are the best, quite an inspiration to us all!!
I love the length of the videos! They are quick and easy to follow and you can do them a couple times a day! Thank you Saara! I am enjoying the videos!
THANK YOU! THIS WAS MY COMPANY'S BEST PERK EVER.
In this day and age, the reality is that we may only have 7 minutes to engage in self-care. But if we do so consistently, we will get the benefits. Sometimes the programs that require a longer commitment are not sustainable because of our busy schedules. Love how this encourages us to make small changes for lasting (big) impact!
You are a breath of fresh air. We need you!
Love the program, really brought our team together - we set time up on our calendar to do the workouts all together - often times pulling others on our floor over to join!
Thank you Saara. This has been a team-building thing for us, it also helps me with my afternoon slump a lot.
I like Saara's training methods. She knows the body and doesn't just show us what to do. She describes how to do it correctly. Sometimes that's hard to get from videos. It's the next best thing to her being on site for a class.
Saara's positive presentation made me feel happy every time I logged in to M@W!
A colleague and I would do this together and invite others which was awesome!
My "cube mates" and I often did the move at work videos together which was fun and often got us laughing.
I do like that you smile a lot while doing the exercises. It makes me smile at the same time.
Thank you for what you do. You are appreciated.
I love the videos!!
You are very inspirational Saara! Thank you for helping us to move at work!!! I hope our company continues to use your services!
Saara, this was a great opportunity! Thank you for bringing movement into the workspace!
Thank you for your positive energy, motivation and fun! :)
You are the best - I look forward to your videos every day!
This was great! Hope it continues next year!
Saara you are doing a good job, your information help me to be more active and feel better Thank you!
Saara is very knowledgeable and encouraging in videos.
Saara is amazing and really listens.
I love that you do this even on vacation for us. You are a true inspiration. Thank you! I enjoyed the videos and I liked the interaction with the homework.
You've got great, positive energy and are promoting a worthwhile cause. Keep it up!
Thanks for your great work Saara!
Really enjoy the variety of exercises in the limited time Saara has.
You helped remind me to move more and keep trying.
Thanks for these videos, Saara! I was out of town with no WiFi for about 2 weeks so I wasn’t able to do them. But the ones I did do were amazing. They really helped during a time when I had some especially bad back pain.
Great idea and simplifies idea of physical activity having to be lengthy to get results.
Enjoyed the program...I just started and would like it to continue.
I thought the way you structured the activities over the course of the week was thoughtful and made sense. I often had the experience of feeling like the exercises were targeting just the right area for the day.
I loved participating while still in the school building! I'm not sure why I couldn't keep the routine going once we were at home. I wish I had, and this reminds me it's not too late! I think it seemed like one more thing to juggle with three bodies working and schooling in a tiny living space, the stress of everyone's work and school zooms, struggling with the emotions of this change, and I didn't prioritize making it part of my new routines. I also struggled to make it become routine when I first signed up, but once I got it established it was easy and really great! So if this continues over the summer I aim to reinstate it into whatever my new summer routine looks like, cuz it was a mood balancer and booster when I participated.
I love how you focus on staying positive!!! :)
You are pretty motivating...and flexible regarding our requests and not afraid to be a little "goofy" (in a good way, fun is probably a better word...)
Saara's outlook is encouraging and positive, and doesn't make me feel competitive with myself. I really needed this because in the midst of Covid-19 days seemed long and really uncertain.
Thank you so much for your energy and expertise. People really need this always, but especially during this time!
Thank you for all you do.
Thank you for all you are doing right now! It is really making a difference in how I feel. I was also worried about gaining a bunch of weight during lockdown due to all day access to the kitchen but I feel good and the 28 day challenge has helped A LOT! Thank you so much!
Your videos provide for a much appreciated break during the work day and improved my tension, stress and focus at work.
I look forward to your sessions. You make me smile and feel that I can do these stretches. You're fun and down to earth and know your stuff! Keep being the awesome you!
Thank you Saara for keeping me moving during this stay a home thing. It is the only thing that has stayed the same during all of this. I look forward to seeing you and your videos everyday during the week. Thank you again Saara for all you do and are during to keep us moving.
I too have started using " humans" in my greetings. These are really great dynamic warm-ups for our vigorous walks and my longer home routines.
I love your motivating videos, which are fun and informative. I like how you target certain muscles different days so we can absorb the information - how to help each area of our body. 5 minutes goes too fast!
You rock! Thank you for continuing to do this for DPS!
I really enjoyed your videos Saara-thank you!
Thank you for all that you do! You are an encouraging and fun person!
I enjoy the consistency and positive, kind energy you exude. I appreciate high quality audio/video so it's easy to tune in without being distracted by harsh noises or video issues.
Thank you for always being so positive and motivating. I look forward to your e-mails daily. Keep doing it please!
LOVE your passion and energy! Thank you for keeping me moving a little bit every day!
Saara is positive and encouraging without being "over the top".
I am so appreciative of you providing this opportunity for our DPS community. I look forward to my mini break each day to do these movements and always feel better afterward!
I started the Move at Work Challenge as a way to be more active but it has slowly turned into what keeps me sane to get through the work day. Thanks, Saara!
8 months pregnant and you are likely the only reason my hips aren’t killing me yet :)
A coworker and I have a Google meet scheduled daily to do the videos together virtually since the pandemic started (we used to do them as a team prior to the pandemic). It has helped us stay motivated and we rarely miss your videos. We love them!
Because of you, I have have started a new workout and diet, I have lost 30 pounds in the last year!
Encouraging first thing in the morning, thanks!!!
I appreciate all of your support and knowledge on wellness.
I LOVE Saara's charisma. Her energy sparks through the screen! I love seen her in a great attitude and so down to earth at the same time! Thank you!
I love the moves, the locations and the doggie shots! It would only be better if you were at my house to get me out of my chair!
I love your candor and hilariousness, you clearly don't edit out anything even like misspeaking, and honestly I appreciate that! It makes you much more relatable than a content creator on Youtube or something like that. I also love videos with your dogs, mine like to "help" me workout or yoga too.
I love your energy and glowing personality. I look forward to seeing what exercise you have planned for us next! Thank you for all you do and with a huge smile!
Keep doing what you do! It is wonderful!
Keep up this kind of work. You are exceptional at it!
Saara, I have always wanted to participate before, and I'm so glad I did this year! I really looked forward to these little breaks. With all the sitting of remote working, your videos really saved my body and my mind this year! I appreciate your enthusiasm and down-to-earth attitude. Thank you!!!
Thank for be here/there for me during the COVID-19 lockdown, you where a big help in getting me through it. You are the BEST!!
Thank you for being so positive and upbeat. Your video's and encouragement make a difference.
Thank you for doing this work to help us feel better at work!
Thank you for filming in a lot of interesting places!
Thank you for the daily videos. I appreciate the text reminders. I used the airplane exercises on my recent trip to TX. You are a fun, spirited and encouraging individual. I hope they have you back next year! :) :) :)
Thank you for the excellent videos w/precise instructions. Your videos were fun and they made me chuckle. Nice way to start my day. I am increasingly adding to my exercise routine and was glad to have access to your videos. Appreciate how you offered them. Felt you understood our busy schedule and need for flexibility.
Thank you so much for your effort to make each video interesting, fun and meaningful!
You are such a sunny and fun personality that I always looked forward to and enjoyed your videos, regardless of the activity.
You have great energy that helps me to stay motivated.
You're a positive influence on both hard-core and low impact movers. I appreciate that!
You're positive words help motivate me and help cheer me up!
Thank you for being so passionate about helping us improve our wellness. You are the best in the business :)
Thank you so much for helping us move and get active. It has been a great way to start my work day!
I just began this program with you and enjoy my morning time with you!!!!
I appreciate the program. I had surgery in October and this is a good way to return to working out, short is all I can do at this point. Thanks so much.
Saara is motivating and her energy and positivity gets me in a good mood. I love that she records in different places so I feel like I am traveling for a few minutes during the Move at Work videos.
This is a great program and the ROI is healthy employees!
I love your energy, seeing your smiling face doing these exercises provides me with inspiration and motivation.
Saara’s program brings such positivity and accessibility to moving our bodies! It truly helps us be well so we can do well.
I do get exercise on my own but during the busy work day, it's a wonderful reminder to keep moving. I think the breathing and stretching work is particularly helpful in a school setting because we do deal with a lot of stress. Often, we don't get time for breaks so having the e-mail reminder helps to take them!
I love your joy! Happy vibes and the correct mindset are most of the battle and you do a great job of motivating others to have the right mindset. Thank you!
Thank you so much! I've had so much fun listening, watching and doing these exercises. You're a blast and make it seem so easy and fun! I want to do these every day all year long!
It helps having someone very positive and motivated to start your day. I look forward to the e-mails.It does help me be in a happier mood and ready to start the day.
Thanks Saara for the daily videos it gets me moving, and helps me get through the day, with out having to have more coffee.
Thanks for supporting the whole adult just as we do the whole child!
I really enjoy and appreciate the encouragement daily!
My preschool students always look forward to doing your workout. Thanks!
Love your positive attitude. We are always laughing at the little jokes you make. We also always compliment your glasses. My team has a standing time to do your videos thank you for always brightening my day. :)
I used one of the exercises with my students in class. It worked out nicely with using the chair and students staying in one spot. Thanks!
I love the constant reminder to smile! Overall, it's a really great reminder to do a little something for myself at my lunch or plan time. It helps me keep my energy up for the end of the day! Thank you!
I really enjoy sharing this with my coworkers and it being a part of our office routine! Thank you for all you do!
Love your short interesting videos on incorporating some movement into our lives whenever we can!
M@W videos are a perfect burst of energy or the perfect way to calm my body and mind. Thank you Saara!
This program is so helpful and beneficial, especially during such stressful times as this. I like Saara’s fun and friendly demeanor and the short videos are perfect for a quick break in my workday. Highly recommend, 10/10!
Taking a few minutes out of my busy work schedule to follow Saara's videos gave me energy and a much needed brain break.
Your program is great, I appreciate the option you gave us to be able to learn some exercise moves that we can do on the go.
Doing Move at Work exercises resets my brain so I can focus on my job. She always hits those spots that give me trouble and I feel so much better after the 5-minute exercise.
Saara's enthusiasm is contagious, and her down-to-earth attitude make her videos approachable for everyone. You learn quickly that 5-7 min can make a BIG positive difference in your work day!
Saara's program is amazing! I was energized and less stressed by working out with her from the first video. Even though there were days I didn't give myself the few minutes it takes to follow her through a workout, I knew I could always go back and do it later and not feel bad about it. She is upbeat, caring, and shares a bit of herself in each video: her travel areas, her dogs, her husband, her house.
Move at Work is helping me with my sore fingers, wrists, and back as I sit all day in front of a computer. The 6 minutes I spend with Saara makes my body and mind feel better as I work.
Saara I would like to thank you for being there everyday (M-F) to help get us (me) through the hard times of COVID-19. Seeing your smiling face was wonderful and made things seem like normal, a lot of the times for me. And for this I send a BIG THANK YOU!!!
Move at Work gives me a daily reminder to take time for my mental and physical health. The format makes me feel like I'm part of a community. Saara encourages safe practices and reminds us to smile...just a little bit. 😁
Move at Work has been such a wonderful way to incorporate a few minutes of activity in what can be an otherwise sedentary day. Saara brings great energy and positivity to my life.
Great program to remind us to step away from the computer and move. Helps me from getting stiff, restless and mentally gives me a break.
The daily reminders and variation of activities made this experience a success!
I liked the addition of meditation Wed. and I always appreciate outdoor workout scenery.
Saara is so positive, and really focused on inclusivity when selecting exercises. It's something I really look forward to during the work day!
M@W has helped me stay active during the day with short videos, curving the afternoon crash I normally feel towards the end of the day. Saara is mindful of everyBODY and suggests different levels of difficulty or modifications. She is knowledgeable of the human body and it's super helpful to know the why behind each movement. Thanks for your dedication, Saara!
I love getting your emails in the morning. I look forward to them to start the day off right. It helps cheer me up and I have a more positive day.
I appreciate getting a very short video every day- it's like going to a class where someone tells me what to work on, and I don't have to decide what exercise I should be doing. And I also know it will be short so I know I can make time for it. I am much more motivated to do a 10 minute video than sign up for an hour class somewhere.
Thank you for providing these videos. I love to be able to have this option to just get up stretch throughout the day when I am feeling tired, stressed, and just need a change. I really enjoy these short energetic videos!
I started Saara's program last year while working at home during the harsh pandemic months. Those 10 min or so, were just magic for me. It truly gave me such a positive and motivational break. I remember everyday looking forward to her emails with the new routine for the day. I love the format, they are just what I needed in a short period of time, they boost my energy and mood and gave me the extra push to finish the day!
Thank you Saara!
Thank you for your consistently positive, encouraging outlook. I trust the way you describe and model the movements, so I can confidently follow along. Your program really helped me during the most difficult times of remote learning and continues to keep me grounded and focused, which makes me a more productive member of the team.
Saara is a ray of light in my day. I love seeing her happy face and hearing her uplifting and encouraging words. She is WONDERFUL!!
We need more Saara's in this world! Love your guidance and authenticity.
She's amazing, her cheerfulness brings a smile to my face!
I’ve really enjoyed having a break every day to move my body in new ways. When I’ve reached a point during the day when my focus is lacking and I know my brain needs a boost, I turn to a video.
Thanks for doing this!! What a fabulous initiative!
I appreciate the positive reinforcement and love the different scenery.
I love this program and encourage others to take part. It encourages healthy behaviors and provides strategies to relieve stress quickly, which everyone working in a school system can benefit from!
This is the highlight of my day. I love the positive messages and inspiration to become a better human. You inspire me to find things in my own career I love. Thanks!