Department of Health & Human Services
Premiers Active April
Win FREE Get into Cardio Tennis and Fit Football sessions for your work!
The need to be active has never been more important and in recent times we have seen a greater desire for people to achieve their daily exercise goals during traditional work hours.
People are now viewing their lunch time break not only as a chance to get away from the “desk” but as a time where going to the gym or heading out for a run can be accomplished. The notion that time away from work is increasingly becoming more important for people paves the way for the lunch time trend of exercising.
In celebration of Premiers’ Active April Get Into Cardio Tennis and Fit Football are offering workplaces the chance to win 1 of 5 tailored sessions from each program for their staff as part of Work PLUS Challenge #2. Every workplace team that has 20 or more members by midnight Friday 31 March will go into the draw for the chance to win either 1 of 5 Get into Cardio Tennis sessions for up to 20 people or 1 of 5 Fit Football sessions (metro based workplaces only).
This push for lunch time exercising is moving hand-in-hand with the goal of employers to provide additional opportunities for its staff to be active within the workplace. We now see that employers are taking a bigger interest in the health, wellbeing and ultimately the happiness of staff to not only continue to be seen as an employer of choice but to ultimately improve the productivity of staff. It comes back to the age old adage that at the end of the day happy staff simply work better.
On the road to achieving employees’ daily fitness goals including the 10,000 step challenge, Get Into Cardio Tennis has been providing employers and employees the ability to be active during lunchtimes with tailored workplace sessions. In addition to the accessible lunchtime sessions on offer in the Docklands, Get Into Cardio Tennis has worked with a number of workplaces such as the MCC, La Trobe University, Darebin City Council & DHHS to deliver 30-45 minute sessions directly to their staff.
“We find that participants can regularly reach up to 3000 steps per session without noticing, all the while having fun in a great park setting,” said Ashley Misevski, Get Into Cardio Tennis Program Administrator and Head Deliverer.
Similarly, Football Federation Victoria has developed a group based fitness program, Fit Football, for people who don’t have the time or commitment to play competition sport but still want to enjoy the social and health benefits of getting active. With no football skills required and in sessions that last less than an hour, Fit Football really is the best way to ‘Have a Ball Getting Fit’.
We know getting active is integral to everyone’s health and with our increasingly busy lives, people are looking to the traditional work time to achieve their fitness goals. Get Into Cardio Tennis and Fit Football are fun, social and a great way to get active within a workplace setting.
Last updated: March 27, 2017 at: 9:24 am
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