About The Workplace Challenge
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.
Find Your Challenge
To get started, enter your workplace's postcode into the box below.
The Workplace Challenge can benefit your workplace in the following ways
Workplace physical activity programmes can reduce absenteeism due to sickness, increase work attendance, reduce job stress and decrease healthcare utilisation.
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.
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).
Our software monitors "active travel" by recording how much C02 our users save by not driving to meetings, work, shops. etc.
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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.
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 (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 (Oxford City Council)
"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:
- 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!"
- 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 (Atkins) said: