Power Zone™ / Workplace Athlete Training™

Power Zone™ / Workplace Athlete Training™

The core of our training is based on practical application of ergonomics principles. The Back School’s trademarked Power Zone™ & Workplace Athlete™ program (PZWA) focuses on employee participation and responsibility. This proprietary program utilizes the BEST principles of athletics and sports blended with sound body mechanics.

The PZWA on-site program is tailored to your organization’s specific needs. It incorporates classroom presentation coupled with hands-on practice in the employee’s workplace. Sessions are customized for groups ranging from senior management; to health and safety professionals; to employee committees and teams.

A. Power Zone™


Development and implementation of programs to assist in enhancing the corporate culture of safety and reducing the incidence and expense of work related injuries while enhancing personal safety, productivity and worker job satisfaction.

The overall objective is to provide an easy process to administer solutions for driving down injury rates in the short term and maintaining lowered rates in the long term.


The Power Zone Employee Training workshop emphasizes ergonomics principles and best practices for the body mechanics issues of lift, push/pull and carry activities. The goal is to develop increased awareness and skills for implementation with workers on these topics.

In addition, by instructing your front line supervisors on ergonomics Power Zone™ Principles and behavioral intervention techniques, they are prepared to coach employees, producing ongoing improved performance over time.

The Back School is widely recognized for energetic and empowering onsite training programs. The PZWA program, personalized for your particular workplace, incorporates innovation and creativity while focusing on the technical issues of ergonomics. Increased productivity and efficiency are the goals of this program. It is available and adaptable for as many or as few employees as you need.

B. Workplace Athlete™: Work-N-Stretch Training


Workplace Athlete: Work-N-Stretch Training program is an opportunity to increase the fitness of your employees for the challenges of their workplace tasks. Additionally it will also enhance the success of the “Power Zone™” training.


To develop this program we review the work tasks of the employees; the injuries that have occurred; and the areas of the bodies in which the workers report fatigue and discomfort. From this information we design a specific Work-N-Stretch protocol for your workers.

In the workplace environment, we conduct a Work-N-Stretch session, to be performed in group format at the beginning of the shift and again after the last break of the shift, when fatigue is a huge factor. We may also develop video instruction with reminder cards to be placed in the workplace environment to be used as an on-going reference.