Barclays fitness

Coventry Barclays takes a healthy step forward

Employees from a leading financial service provider in Coventry have banked on increasing workplace motivation after taking part in a healthy corporate lifestyle workshop.

Barclays Bank in Coventry is the first company to sign up to a health and wellbeing day – organised by the Coventry Sports Foundation as part of its Corporate Fitness Package.

More than 40 employees took part in the event which was held at Barclays Bank on Westwood Business Park on Longwood lane.

Health and fitness experts from the charity helped to deliver the three-hour health session which offered employees a ‘Full Body MOT’, which included measuring their body mass index, body fat, blood pressure, height, weight, strength and flexibility.

Amy Ingram, property service co-ordinator at Barclays Bank, organised the event to help boost motivation in the workplace.

“The workshop was a great way for people to find out how they can improve their health and wellbeing and feel good about themselves.

“People don’t always have the opportunity to take part in health and fitness activities and we found it was a great way to boost moral within the workplace and also bring people on site together.

“We have had great feedback from the staff that took part in the event and we are hoping to start hosting regular sports and social activities on site.”

Coventry Sports Foundation’s Corporate Fitness Packages can be tailored to meet the objectives of individual organisations and companies can choose from a variety of programmes, including nutrition advice and specialist exercise classes within the workplace.

Sam Gorrie, lifestyle membership advisor at Coventry Sports Foundation said:

“Barclays are the first company to sign up to our revamped corporate health and wellbeing days and we are thrilled to have attracted such a widely recognised corporation.

“The Barclays wellbeing day was a real motivator for employees who were able to start their work day with a real positive healthy step forward.

“Businesses that have access to information on fitness testing and healthy living are able to encourage a healthier workforce and often reduce staff sickness, absenteeism and stress.

“It was great to hear the fantastic feedback from the staff at Barclays and we are looking forward to hosting more workshops with the team in the future.”

Corporate Fitness members are able to use the facilities at each of Coventry Sports Foundation managed sites including the Alan Higgs Centre, in south-east Coventry; Xcel Leisure Centre, in south-west Coventry and Centre AT7 in the north of the city

For further information contact Coventry Sports Foundation on 024 76308246, lifestyles@covsf.com or visit www.covsf.com/lifestyles

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