On December 6, 2021, Wellness in the Schools launched Talent Hack with WITS to bring wider access to fitness activities to our schools. This was an exciting launch and partnership, to say the least. A strong pool of Talent Hack Coaches specializing in a wide menu of fitness formats teamed up with WITS Coaches and their schools to provide customized and engaging live-streamed classes for every WITS classroom to experience. Both the teachers and students participated in these inspiring classes and were able to use this activity time to reboot, refocus, and get mentally and physically motivated and ready for the rest of the school day. The live classes were also recorded and stored in the WITS library, for all WITS school partners to use whenever they need.
Talent Hack (TH) is a technology platform that exists to propel enterprising fitness professionals forward in their wellness career; from tools and resources to build and scale their businesses to access to the best job opportunities in the wellness space. Founded on the principle that building community and an emotional connection to your clients is the secret ingredient for success in the wellness space, Talent Hack serves as the technical partner to help fitness professionals launch their own brands so they can focus on creating and connecting with their clients.
WITS partnered with Talent Hack to bring more variety and an online platform to our students. The launch started with a pilot in 5 NYC schools. It was an exciting time for these schools as they got the chance to experience these engaging, interactive, and energetic live 10-minute fitness breaks that streamed right into their classrooms. Each class had an opportunity to join 2 fitness breaks a day, each day of the week. Not only did the students (and teachers) get a much-needed brain break from their academic time, they also got the chance to learn a new way to move, exercise, and play from inspirational role model coaches. And an even more motivating component of this incredible partnership was the fact that students from all over the city in multiple boroughs, got to see each other on the screen and cheer each other on, with a bit of healthy competition. They got to feel not only good about themselves but also feel a part of a bigger community doing something good together.
We are excited at the potential reach that this partnership can help us achieve and spread the message of fun into fitness as well as equip our schools with the tools and resources they need to help build healthy habits into their everyday life.