Integrating a workout for the body and the mind, SULC, an acronym for Stiff Upper Lip Club, is our one hour, men-only class using exercise to unlock a mindful connection for greater mental and physical well being.

“ The session offers up a tough physical workout interspersed with mental fitness exercises; we start with a descending ladder of push-pull supersets in pairs, moving immediately into ‘The Two Minute Unload’ - a chance for the guys to speak uninterrupted about something they found hard and something that had given them joy in the last week. We have worked with Mindfulness expert Jonny Say to identify and develop the best mindful practises to use following our grueling mini-workouts, to create the ultimate mind & body workout”. Rob Smith, Co-founder, MobFit

Studies (1) show that when exercising there is a release of endorphins, which improves mood, and oxytocin, referred to as the 'bonding hormone'. This effect is further increased when exercising together.  When the bonding hormone is higher people feel safer and more trusting, which in turn makes men feel more comfortable sharing how they feel. The SULC class utilises this chemical spike which occurs immediately after exercise, to enhance the effectiveness of the mindfulness practises that follow. 

“ We want to highlight the importance of talking about feelings and establishing human connection, whilst also providing an environment in which men feel comfortable in doing so. We spend the majority of our waking hours at work, so It’s really important to be able to find and connect with at least one person in your office.” Mark Briant, Co-founder, MobFit

Placing equal importance on mental wellbeing as well as physical, SULC harnesses the power of the two elements, using techniques that allow participants to open up and feel comfortable quickly, whilst letting out aggression in a safe environment. Fitting easily in and around the working day, SULC can be booked as a one-off or introduced as a weekly class.

If you’d like to organise a SULC class for your team for World Mental Health Day on October 10th, or any other day, please get in touch!

REFERENCES

  1. Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies by Paul Zak

 

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