Travis Perkins plc, the UK’s largest distributor of building materials to the trade, construction and home improvement markets, and British Military Fitness (BMF), the provider of the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes, are celebrating a successful year-long partnership.
The partnership, which forms part of Travis Perkins plc’s commitment to employees’ health and wellbeing, has run 120 dedicated lunchtime sessions with Travis Perkins plc and plc brand Wickes over the last year; the equivalent of 96,000 calories per person.
Carol Kavanagh, HR director at Travis Perkins plc, said: “The well-being of our employees is hugely important not only as a ‘workplace perk’ but to encourage a healthy lifestyle that in turn improves motivation and attitude.
“We have around 2,000 employees at our Head Office and across a number of our 20 plus businesses in Northampton alone, so we offer them the opportunity to have an hour workout with qualified BMF instructors. The sessions have been especially crafted to suit a range of abilities and they take place twice a week on campus. We’ve seen some fantastic wellbeing results largely because employees are given the chance to squeeze a workout into their busy working week”.
Dean Adamson, corporate operations manager at British Military Fitness added: “Exercise has been shown to have benefits to both physical and mental wellbeing, and it’s encouraging to see more employers embracing the benefits that group exercise can have on their employees’ health and happiness. We’ve enjoyed partnering with Travis Perkins over the past year to deliver our group exercise sessions and it’s been fantastic to see the difference a year has made on the health and fitness of their employees, as well as the friendships forged during that time. We hope to continue the success of this partnership in the coming year and help even more people get fit and healthy in the workplace.”