The growing health problems of the UK are well documented. The figures show that the prevalence of obesity has trebled in the last 20 years and there are no signs of this upward trend moderating, it has been estimated that by the year 2012 a ¼ of UK adults will be obese. One of the causes of this great decline in health is the mechanisation in the workplace which has lead to a more sedentary lifestyle. It is often the case in offices, for workers to spend 8-12hours a day in front of a computer, snacking on unhealthy foods and not getting much exercise. There are the obvious health concerns related to a sedentary lifestyle, such as Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, strokes, joint problems, respiratory problems, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and psychological issues such as depression and stress.
This also has a knock-on affect to the UK businesses:
- 18 million sick days are taken per year due to obesity related health problems
- 4 million sick days are taken per year for stress related issues
- Obesity related sickness cost the economy £2 billion
- The average cost of sickness per employee is £567 each year
Therefore it is obvious to see that UK businesses need to develop a strategy to help improve the health and well-being of their employees, which will benefit both the business and their employees.
Ashplant Fitness can provide a corporate fitness training service for Birmingham, Solihull and West Midland businesses. Improving the health of the Birmingham population and your business. Birmingham has recently been named as one of the ‘fattest’ cities in the UK, let’s do something about this!
Here is what one business had to say about our service:
“Over a 5 week period staff at our school have been involved in a fitness class run by Gareth of Ashplant Fitness.
During the 5 week programme members of the group have seen an improvement with their levels of fitness. They find Gareth’s approach motivating, relaxed and in touch with individuals physical capabilities.
Gareth is able to vary the exercises and give each individual their own goals to work towards. The classes have been structured with a mixture of high and low impact exercises enabling everyone to gain confidence when exercising.
All members have reported a noticeable change in their fitness levels and many have committed to continue the classes in the summer term.”
Services provided include:
Group Fitness Classes
Ashplant Fitness can provide fitness classes for all your employees. This service can take place in your office, in an outdoor area close to your office or we can even organise a class in a local facility. These classes can be completely organised round your working day, whether that would be before work, after work or in the lunch hour. The class duration can be between 30mins-1hour and would consist of all fitness components including strength and cardiovascular fitness. These classes are designed to be enjoyable so your employees can de-stress, socialize and get fit!
Ashplant Fitness can provide 1-1 personal training sessions for your employees at your facility, all we would need is a small room, one of our personal trainers will bring all the equipment needed to provide your employees with expert fitness advice and personal training. These sessions can last anything from 30mins-1 hour and can be organised round your working day.
Health and Fitness Assessments
One of our trainers can assess your employees on their general health and fitness, looking at body composition, strength, heart function, lung function, flexibility and more.
The working environment can be very stressful, workers often try to deal with the stress by having a cigarette break or eating snack foods, but there must be a better way to de-stress. We can bring our massage expert to your office, providing short relaxation massages to your employees, helping them to de-stress in their breaks.
Corporate training is working successfully abroad, now Ashplant Fitness is bringing this service to Birmingham, Soihull and the West Midlands. Your company would be seen to be forward thinking and concerned for the health and well-being of your employees. You are providing a free (or subsidised) service, but you will get your rewards, such as.
- Increase productivity
- Increase moral and team bonding
- Better working environment
- Attractive employee benefits
- A fit and healthy workforce
Prices are dependant on the needs of your company, the number of employees using the service and the facilities your company have available. Please contact us for more details.