Start your day the Shakshouka way

Why is Breakfast important? Well, it kick-starts your metabolism, helps you burn calories throughout the day and also gives you the energy you need to get things done while helping you focus at work or at school. Many studies have linked eating breakfast to better memory and concentration, lower levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, and lower chances of…

A visit to Ukraine

Last week a Herculean delegation, headed by founder Yves Vekemans, joined the Economic Mission to Kiev, Ukraine organized by Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT). The reason for joining the Economic Mission was to investigate the Ukrainian market in terms of maturity and readiness for concepts like the Hercules Trophy corporate challenge and employee wellbeing and…

12 stages of burn-out

In an earlier post on burn-out (“The Route to Burn-out“) Serge Haubourdin refers to the 12 phases outlined by psychologists Herbert Freudenberger and Gail North in 1992. The 12 phases are more relevant than ever and are still a good indicator. Are you in doubt and do you think you might be burnt out, have a…

Wellbeing programs for SME’s: a no-brainer

Large corporations all over the world (like Allianz and ABN AMRO for instance), have long been familiar with the positive effects of employee wellbeing programs. Nowadays, smaller companies (and even non-profit organizations ) are starting to experiment with their own wellness programs in order to improve the wellbeing of their employees. Alan Kohll, Founder and President of…

Killer Confidence: a driving force for fulfillment

What happens when you bring a successful actress and film producer, a badass champion NASCAR driver and an entrepreneur turned women’s empowerment expert  in front of a room full of professional women and have them talk about how to build killer confidence? Suddenly the room feels full of energy and the confidence boost is spreading, touching…

What are the Games at Pink Ladies Games?

What is it? The first Pink Ladies Games will launch at the fabulous Fairmont The Palm on the morning of Friday 21st October.  Up to 500 ladies will have formed in teams of 3 to 5 and will be all set to compete in a fun filled active day. Fitness First will start the day…

What to drink before, during and after a workout?

When we’re doing sports, we lose a lot of fluid by sweating. As we all know, it’s important to stay hydrated. Something we may not be so clear on is what exactly we should drink when we exercise. Sports drinks can be divided into 3 different categories: hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic drinks. The difference between the…

Hercules Trophy Antwerp: 20 May 2017

This year we launched the very first edition of the Antwerp Hercules Trophy, in collaboration with Voka Kamer van Koophandel Antwerpen-Waasland, the City of Antwerp and Antwerp Giants. The first edition in the “Centre of the World” was a big hit, so we want to do it again! The new date has been set for…

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) & Their Great Herculean Experience

Emirates National Oil Company is a diversified oil and gas group, supplying energy to Dubai and the UAE, as well as internationally to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. ENOC is wholly owned by the Dubai Government, and was initially established in 1993. Earlier this year, ENOC’s Shared Services collaborated with Hercules Projects for a Town Hall Happiness…

7DAYS are true Herculeans

Leading UAE media organisation, 7DAYS, started their collaboration with Hercules Trophy in 2014 and have been coming back ever since. The client brief included a great networking opportunity, creating brand awareness, improving team moral and all this without having to be too sporty! Hercules didn’t disappoint and Michelle Quinn, Advertising Sales Manager at 7DAYS Newspaper, had the following…

Are you too busy to workout? Me too.

“I can’t find the time to work out.” “By the time I finished my job at work and at home, it’s dark”. Does this problem sound familiar? Let us help you. We have figured out three practical and simple tips that make working out easier than ever. Store your sports equipment at eye level. Retailers have been using…