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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

Women walk the walk with Workplace Challenge

Women walk the walk with Workplace Challenge

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:40

Thousands of women are quite literally walking the walk and putting their best foot forwards as they lead the way in helping their workplaces to be active. Since 2014 over 32,000 women have taken park in the Workplace...



Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:12

More than 3,561 workers from businesses across England took part in this year's Shake Up September', a unique sporting challenge which aims to encourage employees to bring physical activity into the workplace.



Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:00

Today marks the launch of our Shake Up September 2016 challenge – are you taking part?

Following on from the success of last year's challenge, we're urging colleagues from different organisations across England...

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...

  • "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 (University of Hertfordshire)
  • "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 (Head of Engagement & Consultation, Kent County Council) 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."

  • 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."

  • "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:
  • "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 (Oxford City Council)

Partners and Supporters

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