Scheme to keep active at work launched
FIFTEEN teams from Peterborough and Fenland businesses battled it out on the track in the KMX Kart Active Workplaces Business Grand Prix at the Peterborough Tour Cycle Series to celebrate the launch of Active Workplaces.
Green charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) stormed to victory in the final, with Cross Keys 2nd taking second position and Coca Cola 1st completing the podium.
PECT’s win was even more impressive after finishing runnersup in heat 2 to Green Wheel Cycles, who claimed a creditable fourth place in the final after losing a close battle with Coca Cola 1st for a podium spot. Buckles Solicitors may be disappointed with their final standing of sixth position after a comprehensive victory in heat 1, with tired legs a probable factor, while heat 1 runners-up Cross Keys Homes 2nd claimed the same placing in the final.
Congratulations must go to all teams representing Axiom Housing, Buckles Solicitors, Coca Cola, Cross Keys Homes, Green Wheel Cycles, Nene Park Trust, Peterbor- ough City Council, Peterborough Environment City Trust, Royal Haskoning, Stirling Maynard and Partners, Supercuts and Vivacity.
Hugh Cripps, PECT chief executive, said: “Our team had a fantastic time and were delighted to win. We have Active Workplace tai chi classes on Friday lunchtimes which we’re all really enjoying. It’s great to have an activity to do together and it’s so important to have an active lifestyle. I’d definitely recommend it to other organisations.”
Physical inactivity is a major contributory factor to ill health and absence from work which costs businesses £692/employee/year. We spend 60 per cent of our time at work so Living Sport is offering businesses an Active Workplaces 12-week sport and physical activity programme, free of charge, to help their employees to become fitter, happier and healthier and more productive.
If your business wants an Active Workplace programme, call Ejaz Moghul, Active Workplaces co-ordinator, on 01487 849913 or email@example.com