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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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UK's leading plus-size athlete launches #OneBigFatRun a FREE virtual 5K in a bid to get 1 million FAT women running by 2020

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:49

Plus-size fitness guru, Julie Creffield, has launched her One Big Fat Run campaign in a bid to get 1 million overweight or inactive women running around the world by 2020.

CSP NETWORK ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO COLLABORATING IN SPORT

CSP NETWORK ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO COLLABORATING IN SPORT

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:44

In a revolutionary new approach, the CSP Network are seeking to build on the success of their Workplace Challenge by reaching out to organisations that wish to work in partnership to develop a compelling workplace...

Take up the challenge and discover the benefits

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:14

How many of us have said we'd like to do more exercise? All too often, time is the issue – we all lead busy working lives and the busier we are, the less spare time we have. 'The afternoon meeting was longer...

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...

  • Liz
    Liz (Thomson Reuters) said:

    "We decided at the last minute to enter and so glad we did – we ended up winning for our region! More importantly the take up here was brilliant, staff really caught the spirit of the challenge and kept momentum going right to the end. I think the website was brilliant for helping us to keep this momentum going, funky graphs and dashboards, a great way of tracking personal and team progress."

  • "I really wanted to participate as it has been such a positive for me to be part of Work Place Challenge over the last 18 months, it was the missing piece in the jigsaw for me that my employer promoted the Work Place Challenge.

    As a result of my own fitness and healthy eating programme and my employer saying – yes go for it, I lost 6 stone and now run 3 times a week.

    I feel passionately that work could have been the one excuse I could have used not to make positive change, and because of workplace challenge that last excuse of "I am too busy at work" was removed, and I am now sustaining a positive change in my life and the life of my family!"

    Diane
    Diane (Head of Engagement & Consultation, Kent County Council) said:
  • "In December 2014 if you had told me I would be doing as much physical activity as I am doing now, I would have thought you were a comedian! This type of challenge is exactly what I needed to get back into fitness after a somewhat lazy year or so of doing very little and suffering a number of injuries. I've lost over a stone in weight and am feeling great physically and mentally."

    Joe
    Joe (Brighton & Hove City Council) said:
  • 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'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)
  • 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

  • Active Sussex
    GreaterSport
    North Yorkshire Sport
    Leap
    Active Devon
  • Northamptonshire Sport
    Sport Nottinghamshire
    Lincolnshire Sport
    Wesport
    Lancashire Sport Partnership
  • Tees Valley Sport
    Wiltshire & Swindon Sport
    Merseyside Sports Partnership
    Active Gloucestershire
    Derbyshire Sport
  • Sport Birmingham
    Active Norfolk
    London Sport
    Get Berkshire Active
    Yorkshire Sport Foundation
  • Active Essex
    team BEDS&LUTON
    Active Cumbria
    Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
    Northumberland Sport
  • Suffolk Sport
    County Durham Sport
    Active Surrey
    Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire
    Sport Hampshire & IOW
  • Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Sport
    Living Sport
    Kent Sport
    Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin
    Herts Sports Partnership
  • Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity