1. Skip to content

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

Atkins turbo charge team work with Workplace Challenge

Atkins turbo charge team work with Workplace Challenge

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:32

Atkins have prioritised the wellbeing of their employees and have been successful in creating a culture where employees are empowered to be healthy and active.

TACKLING INACTIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE

TACKLING INACTIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:01

  • Brits sit down for average 8.9 hours per day1, 40% do not exercise enough2
  • Around 131 million working days lost to sickness absence in England each year3
  • Workplace Challenge wants more people to exercise in and around...
Moving More and Sitting Less at Work: Making Every Minute Count

Moving More and Sitting Less at Work: Making Every Minute Count

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:29

With the average UK worker spending more than 8 hours a day sitting down, being active at work is more important than ever. By adding small chunks of activity in and around the working day, employees can reduce...

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 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:
  • "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."

  • "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:
  • 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!"

Partners and Supporters

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