Lunchtime classes see staff get more flex­i­ble

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

A PI­LATES in­struc­tor has been drafted in to help em­ploy­ees at a health­care com­pany prac­tise what they preach.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions agency Health­Care 21, based in Tyther­ing­ton, has teamed up with pi­lates in­struc­tor Han­nah Glaze­brook, from Mac­cles­field, who de­liv­ers pi­lates classes in the workplace.

Han­nah said: “I am pleased that the staff have been able to ac­cess this scheme, kindly funded by the com­pany.

“Pi­lates is a great way to im­prove health and re­duce the risk of in­jury.

“Pi­lates has par­tic­u­lar health ben­e­fits for desk work­ers as the ex­er­cises help to im­prove pos­ture and in­crease mo­bil­ity.

“This is a re­ally ex­cit­ing new project for me and I hope to con­tinue this work with HealthCare21 and other lo­cal em­ploy­ers.”

The HealthCare21 team – in­clud­ing the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Cliff Wyatt – take part in a pi­lates ses­sion dur­ing lunchtimes on a Fri­day and are re­ally en­joy­ing the ex­er­cises.

Liz Jen­nings, se­nior ed­i­tor at HealthCare21, said: “Com­mit­ments out­side of work can make it seem im­pos­si­ble for some to find time to ex­er­cise, but with this scheme tak­ing place in the workplace and at lunchtime, there’s noth­ing get­ting in the way. It ben­e­fits ev­ery­one phys­i­cally and is good for over­all well­be­ing, which ul­ti­mately ben­e­fits the com­pany.”

Cliff Wyatt, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, said: “Last year our fo­cus was our workplace char­ity choir. In 2017 it’s pi­lates and other vol­un­teer­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. We are re­ally pleased to have met Han­nah. She is great and is stretch­ing us in all sorts of new ways.”

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on workplace pi­lates go to pi­ or get in touch with Han­nah at info@hg­pt­fit­ / 07837 951642.

Staff at Health­Care 21 take part in a pi­lates class dur­ing their lunch break

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