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P4. Physical Activity in the Workplace
12 March, 2013
Submitted: 28 April, 2015
Through your physical activity pledges you will be working with employees, customers/consumers and/or local communities. For each group (as applicable) please describe the specific activities or projects you have undertaken over the past year.
For example, employee incentive schemes to promote physical activity, awareness raising activities or improvements to facilites to promote active travel.
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust continues to promote physical activity for staff.
The following is a selection of activities provided or promoted for staff.
- A salary Sacrifice cycle purchase scheme is available
- Reduced price gym membership is available at local Council Leisure Centre
- 5 a side football tournament
- Annual Cricket match
- Virtual cycling group for staff who are cyclists to share information.
- Reduced price belly dancing classes
- Zumba classes on site
- Discount for Sparks Fit Clubs focussing on Nutrition, Fitness and Exercise
- Promotion of National Bike week and free bike checks
- Promotion of local ability trek and Recovery Walk
- Annual Cricket match
A number of staff have taken part in cycling events and Great North run, 20 mile trek to raise money for charity.
For example, supporting/sponsoring local physical activity programmes, promoting physical activity to customers through website campaigns or in-store materials.
For example, support for community-based physical activity programmes (such as funding, sponsorship or other promotion activity), working with local partners to engage communities is physical activity opportunities.
Please estimate the number of your employees who participated in your workplace physical activity programmes over the last year and explain how you arrived at this estimate.
Has the number of your employees participating in your workplace physical activity programmes increased since last year? If unknown, please explain why.
We would be interested to know if your pledge activity over the last year has delivered a measurable increase in participation in physical activity. If so, please describe and provide an estimate of the level of increase and how you measured this. There is a 2000-character limit when completing this section.
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