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ASD’s Exercise Workstations Keep Employees Energized

December 22, 2013

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ASD’s Exercise Workstations Keep Employees Energized

Answering Service for Directors has designed a unique workplace perk to help employees stay active at work. The company’s treadmill and recumbent bike stations allow employees to move at a controlled rate while simultaneously answering calls. ASD’s owners have found that these stations help improve their employees’ overall mental and physical health while providing an energy boost to the office.

Many doctors have found that sitting for hours during the day can lead to stiff and dehydrated muscles, making injuries and fractures more common. By staying active and moving around during their scheduled shifts, employees are less likely to hurt themselves due to idleness. The Treadmill and Recumbent Bike Stations provide ASD’s staff with opportunities to stay active at work while providing the highest level of service to the company’s funeral home clients.

ASD’s Treadmill and Recumbent bike stations were created in-house at ASD and tested thoroughly to ensure Call Specialists could type with ease while moving their feet. The maximum speed is capped at a slow rate of motion and was designed so that ASD Call Specialists can walk or bike 2.5 miles per hour. During an average week, more than 120 exercise sessions take place at ASD.

In addition to providing healthful benefits, employees that take advantage of the exercise machines are actually paid more through incremental bonuses and other rewards. This helps motivate the staff to work in a less sedentary environment. Additionally, every mile walked or biked on ASD’s exercise station contributes towards an important cause. When a total of 500 hours have been worked on ASD’s recumbent bike or treadmill, ASD will donate $500 to a charitable organization. This extra incentive allows employees to work together toward a common, greater good.

“Since installing the Treadmill and Recumbent bike stations at ASD, we have seen a spike in employee moral. Many of our employees have commented that the stations help keep them refreshed and alert throughout the day,” says ASD Vice President of Technology, Martin Czachor Jr. “Employees who use these stations benefit from both exercise and the knowledge that they are contributing to an important cause.”

As the answering service trusted by 25 percent of funeral homes in the United States, ASD has established a reputation for offering clients the highest level of service. The company has experienced tremendous growth, even during this difficult economy, and their workforce is still growing. More than 100 people currently work at ASD. In addition to the exercise stations, employees at ASD also receive a competitive salary, a matching 401k plan, tuition reimbursement, attendance bonuses, paid vacation, triple time on holidays, Medical, Dental and Vision insurance and more.

To learn more about Career opportunities at ASD, please call 610-744-1200 or visit

About ASD

ASD – Answering Service for Directors has created a new class of answering service exclusively for funeral professionals. Family Owned and Operated, ASD has been helping funeral homes manage their calls and their lives since 1972. With a visionary approach to business, ASD has redefined the way Funeral Directors serve families through combining unparalleled levels of training and advanced technology.  For more information, visit or call 1-800-868-9950.