GWH staff gearing up for Work out at Work Day

Posted: June 7, 2012

Staff to try out fitness classes and Pedometers

On Tuesday 19th June 2012 the Physiotherapy Department at GWH is organising a special Work out at Work Day (WOWD). 

WOWD is a national event organised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists; there are events organised across the UK inspiring employers and their employees to increase physical activity in the workplace and promote the role Physiotherapy staff play in encouraging better public health.

This is the second time GWH has taken part - but this year for 2012, the Olympic year, it is going to be bigger and better.

In addition to FREE fitness assessments in the Atrium reception on the day the team are also holding FREE lunchtime fitness classes for staff in the Physiotherapy gym.

There are three classes taking place Zumba, Total Body Impact (aerobics and conditioning) and Back Fitness Class (circuit class appropriate for people with low back pain).

Staff are being encouraged to get invovled and already all the places on the Zumba class have been booked up.

The team are adding even more extras to make Work Out at Work Day special by also loaning out Pedometers to staff for the day to see which profession/department or ward covers the most distance.  Staff who want to participate in WOWD but cannot make the classes due to work commitments will be able to register to use a Pedometer for the day.  The recommended steps per day is 10,000.

For more information about Work out at Work Day visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists' website.

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