Top Santé Magazine – Fit tip of the month

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Top Santé Magazine   November 2017Top Sante - December 2017 issue featuring Exercise in the City Founder Julia
Our Founder Julia featured in Top Santé Magazine this month with her fit tips for keeping more active in the workplace as the festive season gets closer; 

Team lunches, office parties, chocolate everywhere!… with so many temptations in the workplace, it can be hard to find the time and motivation to exercise in December. Find easy ways to be more active during your working day. Anything that gets your heart beating a little faster will help; An active commute – walk, run or cycle to work. Use your lunch break – organise a workplace fitness class or go for a brisk walk with colleagues.  Take to the stairs – 15 minutes up and down your office stairwell will burn a few extra calories. Or park further away from work – you’ll be amazed how many more steps you’ll achieve.

Sky News – Top tips for getting active in the workplace

Sky News LogoOur Founder Julia Scodie featured on Sky News yesterday with her top tips for getting active in the workplace.

Julia Scodie - Sky News Interview

Julia was asked to comment following Public Health England’s (PHE) shocking statement that six million adults in England are so physically inactive that they are not even doing ‘a monthly brisk 10-minute walk’.

According to PHE the severity of the current physical inactivity epidemic amongst adults contributes to 1 in 6 deaths in the UK and is costing the NHS over £0.9 billion per year.

You’ll be able to view the full Sky News interview here shortly. In the meantime here are Julia’s top tips to help you get more active during the working week. 

Add a brisk walk to your commute
By simply getting off the tube or bus a stop earlier or parking a little further away from your office or station, if you drive, you can easily increase the amount of physical activity you’re doing each day.

Julia Scodie - Sky News Interview

Quick & easy stretch you can do at your desk

Deskercise
Every hour or so  try some simple stretches and exercises you can do seated or standing at your desk. Great for improving posture too rather then sitting slumped at your computer all day.

Use your lunch break  
Get into the habit of leaving your desk and making the most of your lunch break. Take a walk or even organise a fitness class at your office for you and your colleagues. We can help with that!

Create an active culture in your team
If you struggle to motivate yourself, encourage your colleagues to join you too. Why not think about organising a weekly walking session with your team? Make it part of your routine. Or even planning ‘walking meetings’ – much better than being sat in a stuffy meeting room!

 

Public Health England Report: 6 million adults do not do a monthly brisk 10 minute walk

Sky News article: Millions fail to walk briskly for 10 minutes a month

 

 

office* show round-up

IMG_1666We had a fantastic two days at the office* show at London Olympia last week.

Our founder, Julia Scodie, chaired a Workplace Health and Wellbeing panel discussion in the Keynote Theatre. Thank you to Femina Makkar, London Sport lead for the Workplace Challenge and Xenia Koumi, Project officer for Business Healthy, who joined the  panel.

20170301_110645It was great to chat to so many of you over at our stand where we were giving taster Workplace Stretch Sessions throughout the show.

If you missed us there, please do feel free get in touch. Find out more about our workplace Pilates, Yoga and fitness classes and tips and advice for championing Health and Wellbeing in your office. Email julia@exerciseinthecity.com

 

Join us at the office* show, 1-2 March 2017, Olympia LondonAbout the office* show
The largest event of its kind, office*connects PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers with a host of exhibitors.  Education & experience is at the core of the show; with its keynote theatre and seminars offering seminars, workshops, panel discussions and presentations.

The Guardian – How to be more healthy at work in 2017

the_guardian-logoThe Guardian Online    January 2017
How to be more Healthy at Work in 2017

After the festive over-indulgence, experts shared their tips for keeping fit and healthy in the workplace.  Our Founder Julia featured with her top tip for an active lunch break!

Read the full feature here

Healthy Workplace Charter Awards

Julia Scodie, Exercise in the City -4.jpgA fantastic initiative backed by the London Mayor, the Healthy Workplace Charter provides clear and easy steps for employers to make their workplaces healthier and happier.

Our Founder Julia Scodie was invited to speak at the Awards ceremony held at City Hall last month.
London Healthy Workplace Charter Awards 2016
The ceremony recognised and celebrated organisations dedicated to creating healthier working environments for their staff. It was such an honour to be invited to speak and to meet so many employers who are passionate about their staff Health and Wellbeing.

AHealthy Workplace Awards.jpgbout the London Healthy Workplace Charter
The Charter provides a framework for action to help employers build good practice in health and work in their organisation. It’s essentially a set of standards that organisations must meet in order to receive an official accreditation (and award).

Standards include: Physical activity, healthy eating and mental health and wellbeing. To date over 140 organsations have been accredited with more than 260,000 employees benefitting. The Charter is open to all employers; private, public, big, small and across industries.

Find out more about the Health Workplace Charter and register your interest

Did you know?
Almost 14 million working days a year are lost to sickness absence in London.
An average London firm of 250 employees can lose up to £250,000 a year, or £4,800 per week,
due to sickness absence.

 Physically active workers take 27% fewer sick days than non-physically active counterparts and happier workers are 12% more productive than average, with unhappy workers 10%productive.

The Guardian – Wellbeing at Work

the_guardian-logoThe Guardian Online November 2016
Tips on staying healthy in the Workplace

Our founder Julia featured on the expert panel for this live Q&A.

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Rooftop roundup… our season at Coq D’Argent

Pilates with a view at Coq D'ArgentWe took our workplace Pilates classes out the office to the fabulous roof terrace at Coq D’Argent. It was so great to wake up with the City and teach in this beautiful setting. Feedback from everyone who came was fantastic.

Staff from; The City of London Police, Goodman Masson, CBRE Global Investors, Schroders, London Sport, Janikin Rooke, Grey London, Standard Charter (..to name a few) joined us on the roof. julia-scodie-teaching-pilates-exercise-in-the-city-at-coq-dargent-3Pixxie Lott even came along to a class!

We were so lucky with the weather and ran the classes through August to the end of October. Classes were taught by our Founder Julia.  Read on for some rather lovely reviews and photo highlights

“I’ve been to Pilates with Julia before at London Sport HQ, so when I heard about the morning rooftop classes, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse!  Julia’s a fantastic teacher and very inspirational.  Her enthusiasm set again the backdrop of a sunrise against London skyline is one of the best ways to start a Friday morning. london-sport-staff-at-coq-dargentI was utterly hooked. I’m really upset it’s winter now, so we aren’t able to do it anymore – I’ll definitely be back with the sun next year!”  Lizzie Stanton, Funding Manger – London Sport

“I just wanted to thank you for the class this morning, we all really enjoyed it – what a great way to start the day!”  Natasha Brady, Project Coordinator –
City of London Police

goodman-masson-coq-dargent-group-shot-crop“What better way to start the day than with a Pilates class on the roof of Coq d’Argent?!  When Julia first approached me with the idea I thought it was just great, and the team agreed. We booked out an entire session. It was such a success that we rebooked a few weeks later. Everyone loved the class and raved about Julia’s teaching style. A thoroughly enjoyable and recommended class.”
Louise Goddard, EA – Goodman Masson

exercise-in-the-city-pilates-class-at-coq-dargent-5“Initially I thought the early mornings would be difficult to take. But, once I’d got myself to the Coq d’Argent rooftop on a warm summer’s morning, I wished I could do Pilates with Julia up there every day! A true escape from London’s morning chaos, I almost skipped to work after every class. Can’t wait for next year.”
Ana Saffer, Account Manager – Grey LondonStaff from Janikin Rooke at Coq D'Argent rooftop Pilates

“Early morning Pilates on the roof at Coq D’Argent was definitely worth getting up for! The setting was fabulous and Julia was excellent at making the class work really well for all levels of abilities.  We rewarded ourselves with a work breakfast after the session and got to work buzzing and energized”.
Janikin Rooke staff


Pilates and Brunch – Saturday Sessions

Pilates with a view at Coq D'ArgentExciting news… we’ve launched our Mindful Movement Pilates classes with City restaurant Coq d’Argent.

Our first class on Saturday 1st October will take place in Coq d’Argent’s stunning rooftop garden, with participants invited to exercise, relax, and release tension surrounded by spectacular City views.

Some of you may have already joined us for our popular  weekday morning classes at Coq D’Argent which are a fantastic way to start the working day. We’re really delighted to have the opportunity to help Londoners start their weekends well too!

Pilates is proven to improve strength, flexibility, and posture, it can ease back pain, and is also great for general fitness and wellbeing. Our Mindful Movement Pilates classes suits all ages, skills, and fitness levels, with alternatives given for each exercise, allowing everyone to enjoy and benefit from the classes. The exercises focus on core muscles, thus improving posture and strengthening the entire body, and also incorporate mindful breathing to help reduce stress and tension.

aw_exerciseinthecity_373Classes will be taught by our founder and leading instructor Julia Scodie.

Dates and tickets 
Saturday 1st October – Book here
Saturday 5th November – Book here
Saturday 3rd December – Book here

Following the classes, guests are invited to enjoy Coq d’Argent’s indulgent brunch dishes, including; Coq D'Argent- Logo BlackMushroom pancake with poached egg and Hollandaise sauce; Croque-Madame with roasted ham, Emmental cheese, béchamel, fried egg and mixed salad; London oak smoked salmon and spinach benedict; and Heritage tomato and basil salad. All dishes are served with a choice of coffee, tea, juice or a mocktail included in the price of your ticket.

BOOK TICKETS FOR OUR FIRST SATURDAY SESSION HERE or
contact info@exerciseinthecity.com if you have any questions

 

Featured in Health & Fitness Magazine

Health and Fitness MagazineYou can imagine how excited I was when I had an email from Health & Fitness Magazine last month asking if I’d be available for a ‘success story’ shoot. Of course I jumped at the chance… and it’s in print this month!

So grab your copy of April’s Health & Fitness Magazine today and read about how Pilates changed my life and why I set up Exercise in the City.
You can also read the full article below!…..Health and Fitness Magazine  - April 2015