Group Fitness Challenges
Looking for some fun and cheap ways to get staff moving more at work - then look no further. Challenge you and your staff to some healthy competition this month with a monthly challenge lucky dip.
We have chosen some simple activities that can be performed in the workplace and some that require outside activities. Use your whiteboard to keep a tally and offer a prize for better participation. Choose a new one per day or one a couple each week.
To get started: You need a large box, write down the ideas below (and add some of your own if you would like) and then choose a staff member to draw one from the box.
Step count: First person to 10,000 steps in a day wins.Use cheap pedometers or phone apps to help track these.
Active minutes. Using apps you can track how many minutes you are active, the person at the end of the day with the most active minutes wins!
Squat challenge, tally squats on a chart and who ever gets the most over the week is the winner. This is a fun way to encourage movement and have a laugh as people get up and start squatting in the office.
Take the stairs challenge. Instead of the elevator, or escalator, take the stairs! Feel the legs burn.
Take a lunch time fitness class in your local gym or community centre.
Stand up and stretch every hour: set a timer and everyone stands and stretches for 2 minutes.