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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

Time to get your workplace moving?

Time to get your workplace moving?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:08

Check out our shiny new infographic which puts workplace health and particularly workplace physical activity well and truly into context.

Free mental health webinars and workshops as part of World Mental Health Day 2017

Free mental health webinars and workshops as part of World Mental Health Day 2017

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:31

In their goal to help businesses become more disability confident, Remploy hope you can join them for a series of webinars and workshops focusing on mental health services, conditions and wellbeing in the workplace, and improve your disability confidence as an employer. For further information or to book you place click on the links below.

#runandtalk

#runandtalk

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:33

To support World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10th October England Athletics are encouraging people to #runandtalk to improve their mental wellbeing through running and to break down the stigma associated with mental...

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 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:
  • "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)
  • "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."

  • 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

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