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Getting your Workplace Active

Helping you get fit for Business

If you're interested in setting up a workplace sport and exercise programme but are unsure where to start, let us help you.

We can help you to:

1. Change attitudes to exercise

2. Kick start programmes

3. Make physical activity a habit not novelty.

What can employers do to promote physical activity?

Employers can promote and encourage increased levels of activity in a number of ways.

It is recommended that employers develop an organisational wide plan or policy to support employees to be more physically active. Suggestions on how to encourage employees to be more physically active include:-

• Encouraging employees to walk, cycle or jog part of or all of the journey into work. This can be encouraged in a number of ways, such as by offering secure cycle parking, developing a travel plan and providing information on, and actively promoting, local walking and cycles.

• Allowing staff to work flexible hours that can accommodate physical activity,such as longer lunch breaks.• Joining a corporate membership scheme with local leisure services and promoting this with staff.

• Encouraging participation in local and national events such as sponsored walks and fun runs.

For more ideas download our Inspiring active workforces leaflet for from the bottom of the page.


The Business Games

Watch this space for more information on the Annual Business Games

Workplace Events

Would you like to bring physical activity education, opportunities and coaching access into your workplace? Working with national governing bodies of sports as well as local sports clubs and organisations, the Workplace Challenge does just this. For more information, get in touch with sphw@worc.ac.uk.

Find out what is going on near you using the Workplace Challenge live events list.

Bespoke Programmes

Bespoke programmes are the highest level of activities accessible through the Workplace Challenge. Investing in workplace wellbeing not only limits resources wasted through sickness leave, but can go a long way in improving productivity and workplace satisfaction. If you have any questions, contact sphw@worc.ac.uk.

Emma Gardner

Project Manager (Adult Participation)

Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire

  • Strength and Balance Classes
  • Adult Participation Programmes
  • Physical Activity in the Workplace
  • Physical Activity and Health
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