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About The Workplace Challenge

Challenge Yourself

Use our Activity Log to record your levels of sport, physical activity and active travel online and compete with other workplaces at the same time. You can log activities all year round for your own records, and many CSPs will be organising mini logging challenges across the year.

Challenge Your Colleagues

Our County Sports Partnerships organise a Competition Programme across a variety of sports for you and your colleagues. It doesn't matter if you haven't played before, local sports coaches will provide support and instruction for your team and all events have an emphasis on fun.

Our Benefits

The Workplace Challenge can benefit your workplace in the following ways

  • Health

    Workplace physical activity programmes can reduce absenteeism due to sickness, increase work attendance, reduce job stress and decrease healthcare utilisation.

  • Network

    Our dedicated network of 45 County Sports Partnerships are available to provide support, guidance and opportunities for workplaces to engage in sport and physical activity.

  • Productivity

    Healthier and more active workplaces have been proven to be happier and more productive workforces. Research suggests that exercise can reduce absenteeism by 23.5% and staff turnover can be reduced by 16% (BUPA, 2015).

  • Sustainability

    Our software monitors "active travel" by recording how much C02 our users save by not driving to meetings, work, shops. etc.

Latest News and Tweets

2018 WORKPLACE CHALLENGE IS MOVING INACTIVE EMPLOYEES AT HALFWAY STAGE

2018 WORKPLACE CHALLENGE IS MOVING INACTIVE EMPLOYEES AT HALFWAY STAGE

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:06

The 2018 Active Workplace Challenge has clocked up more record-breaking figures at the four-week mark, with more than 5,000 new sign-ups across over 500 organisations, amassing a huge 191,400 miles already since...

BE PART OF AN OAR-SOME CHALLENGE THIS MARCH

BE PART OF AN OAR-SOME CHALLENGE THIS MARCH

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:38

Take on The Great Row and get fit for free at Better leisure centres across the UK

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AND WE’RE OFF…2018 ACTIVE WORKPLACE CHALLENGE ALREADY BREAKING RECORDS

AND WE’RE OFF…2018 ACTIVE WORKPLACE CHALLENGE ALREADY BREAKING RECORDS

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:49

The starting gun has fired in the biggest Active Workplace challenge yet – and it's not too late to get involved.

The 2018 Active Workplace Challenge is an eight-week initiative designed to improve the mental...

Champion Training

In partnership with the British Heart Foundation, the Workplace Challenge has coordinated a series of training sessions focusing on how to improve the health and wellbeing of your organisation's workforce.

Become a Workplace Challenge Champion to gain valuable resources and support to help improve the lives of your colleagues.

Book a Champion Course

Learn how to get the most from the Workplace Challenge, the British Heart Foundation Health at Work programme and apply to your workplace!

Whether you're a health coordinator, HR officer, volunteer champion or a general manager, the Workplace Challenge Champion training will give you the skills, confidence and resources to promote better health and increase participation in sport and physical activity in your organisation.

Current Champions

We have Workplace Challenge Champions in companies all over England that have been provided with valuable resources and support to help improve the lives of their colleagues.

What Our Users Are Saying...

  • Pete
    Pete (Director, Atkins) said:

    "My personal health has greatly benefitted from getting more active, spurred on by the support of the Workplace Challenge and support of the local Atkins' champions. I get a real buzz and motivation from "in group" based fitness activities. In addition I've lost 3 stone in weight over a four month period and improved blood pressure to normal levels – what a result!"

  • "I am enjoying it a lot. Since signing up to it (Workplace Challenge) I have been doing a lot more fitness and have signed up to a personal trainer along with my brother, so all good!!"

    Grant
    Grant (Business Development Manager, Swiftpak) said:
  • Adrienne
    Adrienne (Programme Support Manager-CCG Assurance, NHS England (South)) said:

    "My department and I are very impressed by the workplace challenge website. The fact that we can track all the exercise we are doing in real time and compete with other workplaces – that's just phenomenal!

    And the challenges – they definitely inspire us to do more."

  • "I've lost 20lbs (nearly one and a half stones), and by upping my level of activity, it has increased my confidence to try other things."

    Tania
    Tania (University of Hertfordshire)
  • "I took up walking to work and timed myself each morning, doing the three and a half miles in around 45 minutes. My health – weight, BMI, etc. – improved considerably over the next five months. As a result, I feel I'm performing better at my day job and generally feeling much better in myself."

    Adrian
    Adrian (Oxford City Council)
  • Viv
    Viv (Ordnance Survey) said:

    "We've found that the competitive element of the challenge is really encouraging people to get involved. The table tennis table we have won will help us to be even more active and we are already thinking about table tennis tournaments and fundraising events."

Partners and Supporters

  • Leap
    Merseyside Sports Partnership
    Active Gloucestershire
    Get Berkshire Active
    Active Essex
  • Northumberland Sport
    Tees Valley Sport
    Wiltshire & Swindon Sport
    Active Cheshire
    Energise Me
  • Herts Sports Partnership
    Sport Birmingham
    Living Sport
    North Yorkshire Sport
    Suffolk Sport
  • London Sport
    County Durham Sport
    Active Devon
    Active Derbyshire
    Active Cumbria
  • Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire
    Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
    team BEDS&LUTON
    Northamptonshire Sport
    Kent Sport
  • Wesport
    Lancashire Sport Partnership
    Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity
    Active Norfolk
    Active Black Country