Active Workplace Scheme off to a flying start

Our new Active Workplace Scheme is off to a flying start - thanks to a local quarrying firm.

The project encourages business in the Dales to promote a healthy, energised and motivated team leading to a better business performance and a better working environment.

District Council fitness instructor Katy Morten addresses Longcliffe Quarries employeesLongcliffe Quarries, the first business to sign up to the Active Workplace Scheme, now has 60 new members accessing the programme.

Offering fantastic discounts on membership for six or 12 months, the scheme entitles local businesses and their employees to use the fitness suites, swimming, fitness classes and off peak court hire at the District Council's leisure centres in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Wirksworth. Employees also receive a personal programme to suit their individual needs.

Longcliffe Quarries' scheme organise Chris Wainwright said:

"Derbyshire Dales District Council's initiative to partner with major employers locally dovetailed with our ongoing objective to provide greater support to employees in reducing both mental and physical sickness by encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle.

"We were pleasantly surprised by the uptake for the leisure centre membership, and have also now established some support sessions for those wishing to give up smoking."

Workplaces also receive health and wellbeing workshops and each employee also has the option of a Body MOT involving Boditrax – a medical grade system which measures muscle, fat and water percentage as well as an overall age for their body which is used to set personal goals.

  • For more information about our Active Workplace Scheme contact Becky Bryan by email or phone 01629 761385.

01629 761385

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