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Miriam Ostria Launches Biz Sports & Leagues

Encouraging fitness for companies’ employees.

— Potomac resident Miriam Ostria has a vision that will change the Washington workplace — and improve the health, fitness, weight management and wellness of residents in the D.C. environs while promoting sports. She has just recently embarked on a mission with her new company Biz Sports & Leagues, LLC: "I want organized sports activities to be incorporated into every company’s wellness program as another form of intervention and Biz Sports & Leagues to be the driver of this process."

Ostria participated in tennis, volleyball and many other sports as a child growing up in the Dominican Republic. She always stayed active — but instead of consistently working out in a gym, she preferred sports, competition and team relationships. “The essence of this business is to target those individuals who find greater motivation in organized sports than at a fitness center, as a means to stay active and fit. It is about enabling organizations to use sports programs to promote and encourage a healthier workforce,” she said,

In addition to the wellness benefits, Biz Sports & Leagues programs promote team-work among employees, encourage cross department interactions, and help build “one company” spirit. The value of employee participation in sports programs includes providing greater work-life balance, promoting an active life-style, reducing employee stress, building relationships inside and outside the workplace, and giving the employee the opportunity to learn and/or practice a life sport.

Ostria believes that “Biz Sports & Leagues will help reduce healthcare costs, increase productivity and enhance corporate spirit through an integrated approach to organized sports activities. Our clients will maximize the value of team sports resulting in a healthier, more motivated and less stressful workforce.”

Tennis will be the first sport that Biz Sports & Leagues launches. Three corporate wellness tennis leagues have been organized for this fall at the Potomac Tennis and Fitness Club, Potomac, at the GW Tennis Center in Washington D.C., and at the Bethesda Sport & Health Club. Additional leagues will be held in Northern Virginia. The company will also offer tennis fitness programs for all levels and abilities. Corporate leagues in additional sports will be added in the winter. In addition to inter-company sports leagues, the company will also organize corporate charity sports tournaments, coordinate and direct intra-company sports leagues, offer sports team building programs and set up and manage corporate walking running, biking and hiking clubs.

Ostria feels that her company’s programs are appropriate for both large and small businesses, as well as for the public and private sectors. “Biz Sports & Leagues will provide every organization with a solution that is as unique as the company and managed to fit its style.” She said. The company is in the process of becoming a wellness vendor for United Health Care.

Organizations interested in learning more about the company and/or reserving space in the fall leagues and programs should e-mail Miriam Ostria at mostria@bizsportsleagues.com or call 301-469-PLAY (7529). The company’s website is launching in the next few weeks. Visit them at www.bizsportsleagues.com or follow them on Facebook.