We have a Slack channel at Automattic where we talk about all the things fitness. There are a lot of coworkers who are passionate about fitness, however when heading to our annual meet up I wasn’t expecting people to actually show up at the gym.
Working out and doing routines is more about being alone – something that doesn’t match 100% the spirit of a company meet up – staying all together as much as we can. We all work remotely so this Grand Meetup is the only time of the year where we’re all gathered together in the same place. And it lasts only 7 days!
I was so pleasantly surprised to see a lot of my coworkers coming over to the gym, even for a quick running or a HIIT routine just before breakfast. People can also go out for a proper run, playing tennis or doing yoga.
I chatted a bit with some of my colleagues I didn’t know in person, right in front of the smith machine, alternating each other during squat reps. It’s been particularly nice for me, as sport is very important for me and it had (and still has) a huge impact in my personal and professional development :)
And then, I ended up rushing to my room to cool down after the routine. This is the moment when I did stretching in my balcony with 10C outside because I was tragically late for my second breakfast! 😱
I am so glad to see a lot of Automatticians working out and keeping active also in here. 💪🏻
If you’re thinking that all is totally awesome, you’ve got to also know that we’re hiring.