Lunchtime classes see staff get more flexible
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 pilatesworks.space or get in touch with Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org / 07837 951642.
Staff at HealthCare 21 take part in a pilates class during their lunch break