WeAreTheCity – Are you getting enough exercise?

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Are you getting enough exercise? 
Finding the time to exercise and get active during your working week is so important. Especially if you spend much of your day sat at a desk.

We wrote a blog post for WeAreTheCity  to mark Workplace Health Week stressing the importance of taking the time to fit physical activity into your working day.
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Workplace Health Week: Win a fitness class at your office

We’re passionate about getting London office workers active and we’re working with London Sport supporting Workplace Health Week (23-27 May) offering you the chance to win a fitness class at your London office.

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Staff at London Sport getting active with a lunch break Pilates class

The Prize
One of our fantastic instructors will come along to your workplace to teach one of our classes. All you need is a free meeting room or space in your office and some willing colleagues!

How to enter
There are five classes up for grabs… simply enter your details below to be in with a chance to win one!

You can double your chances of winning by Following us on Twitter and Tweeting
@EITCLondon I’m aiming to reach my 150 mins exercise this week & I’d love a fitness class at my office for @WorkplaceChall #MakeaDeal2016

Competition closes midnight on Sunday 29th May 2016
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CiFJpDuXEAAb9uzAbout Workplace Health Week
Workplace Health Week is a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of exercising during the working day.  The focus of this year’s campaign is to ‘Make a deal’, encouraging employers to ‘make a deal’ with their employees, colleagues and themselves to introduce physical activity to their lunchtime routine.

Did you know?
40% of people in England do not exercise enough.

Lack of exercise contributes to an estimated cost of £14.9 billion to businesses in lost working days.

According to recent research from the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC), employees cited that time was the biggest barrier to exercise and commonly said that a working day and a commute left them feeling tired with little time to exercise in the evening.

To overcome this Workplace Health Week is encouraging employers to focus on flexible working and active lunch breaks to help bring physical activity into and around the working day.

Find out more and sign up to the Workplace Challenge by visiting
www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/London

People Management Magazine – Workplace wellbeing feature

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People Management Magazine 
April 2016
Your employees explained:
Essential guide to physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace

We provided advice and content for a workplace health and wellbeing feature.
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TNT’s SME of the Month

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We were delighted to have been selected by TNT as their SME of the Month for April!  TNT’s monthly feature to showcase the work of small and medium innovative businesses around the UK.

Our Founder, Julia Scodie, was interviewed for TNT’s website.
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Workplace Challenge flexible lunch break manifesto

The UK’s culture of not taking a lunch break is damaging the nation’s health according to research released last week by the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC).

The research highlighted that employees cited ‘lack of flexible working practices’ as the biggest barrier to exercise and commonly said that ‘a working day and commute left them feeling tired and little time to exercise in the evening’.
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We at Exercise in the City are passionate about getting workplaces active, and so we were delighted to read and support the Workplace Challenge flexible lunch break manifesto.

Informed by the BHFNC research, the manifesto champions the lunch break as a key opportunity for employees to get active and offers employers ideas and the case for support for enabling their staff to get active.

Highlights from the manifesto included evidence demonstrating the simple shift in culture, where employers give staff time and opportunities to take part in physical activity during the working week, could make a huge difference:

  • Reducing the average of 5.31 sick days currently taken per employee by one sickness day per person per year.
  • This could save businesses across England an estimated £2.8 billion in sickness absence costs.
  • Reduce presenteeism to create a more engaged and productive workforce.

Genesis - Post Abs Blast stretch - CropWhy not support your employees to get active in their lunch breaks by organising fitness classes at your workplace?
We bring a range of classes , Pilates, Circuits, Boot camp, Yoga and more, directly to you at your workplace. It’s easy to organise, you just need a free room or space. Our team of fantastic instructors will tailor the class to suit the space you have available and goals of your staff.
Find out more about the classes we offer and book a class today. 


Workplace ChallengeYour could also sign up to the Workplace Challenge 

A great initiative run by the CSP Network and funded by Sport England aiming to engage workplaces in sport and physical activity.

Read the full Workplace Challenge Flexible lunch break challenge manifesto here

… let’s get your workplace active!!

 

We won Jacqueline Gold’s Women in Business Award!

Jacqueline Gold’s Women on Wednesday Winner!Exercise in the City was one of three businesses chosen by Jacqueline Gold for her Women in Business Award for 2015.

Jacqueline is the CEO of Ann Summers and was recently awarded a CBE for services to Entrepreneurship, Women in Business and Social Enterprise.

Every Wednesday Jacqueline encourages women to Tweet her a short description of their start up businesses using #WOW. She picks her three top entries every week and retweets them to her 52,300+ followers. We were chosen as a weekly winner back in July. At the end of the year she reviews all the weekly winners and picks her three favourites. We were one of the three selected for 2015!!

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Please vote for Exercise in the City

I’ve just entered Exercise in the City into a competition to win the chance to pitch to Richard Branson!

We need to get as many votes as possible by Tuesday (5th May) to get to the next stage. It just takes a few moments to vote and I would so appreciate your support.

Click here to vote now! 

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook – please do spread the word and share the link http://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/pitch-to-rich/start-up/exercise-in-the-city/

Thank you!

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