World Health Day at Webconsuls
Each year on April 7th, we celebrate World Health Day. Since its inception in 1948, this observance has aimed to create awareness around specific priority areas of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme of World Health Day 2021 is “Building a Fairer, Healthier World for Everyone.” Today, we’d like to share the various ways in which the Webconsuls partners prioritize their health.
Webconsuls managing partner Heidi Trow specializes in art direction and project management for our vast array of design and marketing services. Here’s how she manages her own health and activity.
Heidi stays fit by sweating and meditating at least once a day. For a local workout, she meets up with Nashville’s best trainer, Sarah London, at Title Boxing East. She’s also a student at Chonburi Muay Thai, where she trains 3 times a week under Bruce Panyapol. Muay Thai is the art of 8 limbs – 2 fists, 2 elbows, 2 knees, 2 shins.
“Muay Thai is my reprieve. It suspends time, thought, stressors and forces me to stay present. If I’m not, I’ll get punched in the face – so there’s my incentive.” Muay Thai training never ends; there is always something to improve upon. For Heidi, this thread reinforces and carries through to both digital marketing strategies and parenthood.
Managing partner Malik Soomar has worked in web dev since 2004. He has more than ten years of experience in web design, server management, client relations, and project management. In addition to building phenomenal websites, Malik has also designed the optimal routine for staying energized while knocking out development projects.
Malik believes that prioritizing your health is extremely important. “You can actually see the effects of it in your energy and focus,” he says. When it comes to nutrition, he starts each day with a healthy habit: “I make sure I have two eggs each morning and limit myself to one cup of coffee per day.” He also uses a meal prep service to reduce eating out; this helps him to make more home-cooked meals.
Physically, Malik works out a few days a week to manage stress. He also strives to get in at least 10,000 steps each day through walking his dog Jasper or his newborn daughter Amora.
Webconsuls partner John McGhee is an expert in SEO and Paid Ads. Before working at the agency, he gained experience in project management within the fields of engineering and construction. This means that he’s always ready to create campaigns from the ground up. Here are John’s tips for building your ideal work/life balance.
“My main way of staying fit is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I practice at Nashville MMA under Sean Hammond. My 6-year-old is able to attend a youth class at the same time, so it’s a win-win.”
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a complex martial art that improves your physical and strategic capabilities. Applying techniques while defending helps instinctively and continually train your mind. Over time, this significantly improves your ability to concentrate and retain information. John solves problems all day at work and again – in a different way – on the mat. Doing so helps reinforce the day-to-day thought processes required to run a successful company.
Webconsuls is a digital marketing agency with offices in East Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA.