During the pandemic, many took to their exercise bikes, particularly the Peloton, to keep fit. Now after almost a year and a half of the physical and emotional demands of Covid-19, Yankwitt LLP has purchased a Peloton bike and one-year subscription to the exercise app for its entire team, including attorneys and professional staff.
“This is a gift from me to my staff,” founding managing partner Russell M. Yankwitt said in a statement. “The unwavering commitment and dedication each and every person has demonstrated since March of 2020 has been truly extraordinary. This is my way of saying ‘thank you’ for your hard work and of promoting physical and mental health during what continues to be a difficult time.”
Yankwitt, who bought his bike at the outset of COVID-19 and has been riding regularly with friends and colleagues, envisions the bikes not only to provide health benefits but also to rekindle the camaraderie and family-like environment that makes Yankwitt LLP so unique.
“These bikes are not in lieu of monetary bonuses, which will be awarded in December, as usual,” Yankwitt said. “The bikes are a gift. No more, no less.”
Yankwitt committed to buying a bike for every person on his payroll, even the paralegal who started the day before the announcement. The firm has also secured the hashtag #YankwittTough, a motto established to illustrate how the firm approaches challenges in and out of the courtroom. It will also now serve as a way for Yankwitt LLP employees to find each other in Peloton classes.
“We are a family,” Yanwkitt added, “and a family that rides together stays together.”
The first of the nearly 20 bikes have already begun to be delivered.
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