Managing Changing Times

Keeping key personnel healthy - a cost effective strategy as used by Victorinox

Getting people to take command of their own health improvement 

Key personnel are the most important assets in any business. If such a person falls sick the cost to the business can be expensive. Therefore it is a cost effective strategy to encourage such personnel to adopt a healthly lifestyle which is a proven long-term way of preventing ill health. Such an approach needs to address whatever daily activities the person is engaged in. This would include activities and actions performed both within the work setting and also away from work – if a person bends over in a harmful way, for example, they can seriously damage their back at any time.


Individual programmes

Workplace evaluations

Group seminars

“Noranda Sales Corporation of Canada has benefited from Mr.Simmons’ expertise, not only due to the Alexander Technique, but also to Mr.Simmons’ understanding of how the body relates to the work environment. He has helped us custom-design our work stations to minimise body stress and promote better posture of our employees. We thank him for his help.“

Mr. Pierre Neatby, Managing Director NSCC.


Who has used or is using these methods to save money in their business? Here are some examples:

In Switzerland: Victorinox - Siemens  - FerienArt Hotel Saas-Fee

In U.K.: Shell – Guinness – ICI – BBC – Hewlett Packard - Clifford Chance - The Guardian - Chanel - The British Library

In U.S.A.: Texaco – Whole Foods

In Australia: The Government Offices of NSW

In Turkey: Ziraat Bank

In Sport: British Olympic Rowing Team members

                     (Gold medal winners: 2000 / 2004 / 2008/ 2012)

“Robin Simmons has the great advantage of many years of experience of teaching people..he..has been a great help to us.”

Alan Glaser, Managing Director, Advance Seating Designs UK


Some conditions which I have helped people to manage in a better way:

RSI (repetition strain injury)


Shoulder pain


Poor sitting habits

Poor breathing habits

Poor movement habits

General tension            




“What is actually done varies from one person to another, depending on what kind of misuse the diagnostic exploration reveals....we already notice, with growing amazement, very striking improvements in such diverse things as high blood pressure, breathing, depth of sleep, overall cheerfulness and mental resilience against outside pressures, and also in such a refined skill as playing a stringed instrument.“

Prof.. N. Tinbergen FRS, from his Nobel Prize oration partly devoted to the F.M.Alexander Technique.