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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

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...

Workplaces pick up a paddle for National Go Canoeing Week

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:26

Thanks to all the workplaces who got in on the action as part of our National Go Canoeing Week Challenge. 8 employees from 3 workplaces took part in the week long challenge covering an impressive 105 miles.

Thousands join national campaign to get active in the workplace

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:17

Thousands of employers across England played a part in this year's Workplace Health Week, providing inspiration and opportunities for employees to become more active at work.

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...

  • "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:
  • 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 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."

  • 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!"

  • 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."

Partners and Supporters

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