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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

The Great Row Results

The Great Row Results

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:58

Thanks to everyone who took part in The Great Row, raised funds for Cancer Research and tracked their rowing activity as part of our challenge.

An impressive distance of 1,399 miles was rowed by 145 people - well over the equivalent of rowing from the top of Scotland to France!

Giant steps made in tackling the sitting disease

Giant steps made in tackling the sitting disease

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:58

How do we beat the health risks of sedentary working practices? How do we encourage employees to spend more time moving around and less time sat on their backsides? These issues were pretty much neglected in the...

Active Lunch Challenge Results

Active Lunch Challenge Results

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:39

Workplace Challenge invited you and your workplace to liven up your lunch and to join the Active Lunch Challenge. Over 8,000 employees from 600+ workplaces took up the challenge and added some bite size activity...

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...

  • 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 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)
  • 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."

  • 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 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:
  • "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

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