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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

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MYZONE PARTNERS WITH WORKPLACE CHALLENGE AFTER SUCCESSFUL PILOT

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Celebrities team up with Olympians to launch national mental wellbeing campaign for the Summer of World Athletics

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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...

  • 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."

  • 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!"

  • "Getting involved in the Workplace Challenge has been positive for Atkins in 3 key ways: 1) As champions, our profile and appetite for colleague engagement has been showcased across the business and it has enabled us to improve our collaboration with different departments in our day to day work. 2) An active, healthy and happy workforce aligns to Atkins' priorities for sustainability and corporate wellbeing. 3) Our work with Sport Birmingham to engage staff in the Workplace Challenge has helped many staff to improve their health by getting active in and around the working day in the ways that best suit their personal lifestyles."

    Rachel & Ellen
    Rachel & Ellen (Atkins) 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 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:

Partners and Supporters

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