Disability Action Alliance Member, English Federation of Disabled Sport, is supporting the Workplace Challenge, a programme which combines technology with sport & physical activity opportunities. Employers across the UK are invited to join the Shake Up September challenge. Shake Up September encourages employees to increase activity levels by trying at least one new activity or sport during September. This is very much in the spirit of the DAA’s own Sports and Physical Activity project which looks to increase participation in sports and, crucially, physical activity amongst disabled people.
The ultimate aim for participants is to try a new activity and to log as much of the new activity as possible throughout the month-long challenge. Participants will be able to track their performance and set individual targets through personalised dashboards, whilst the online Workplace Challenge leaderboards will give a ‘real time’ indication of who is to be crowned the ultimate Shake Up September Challenge individual and team champions.
Workplace Challenge is a low-cost, high-impact solution to supporting and promoting employee physical activity. To date, more than 6,400 organisations have registered for Workplace Challenge, with more than 35,000 employees already reaping the rewards of participation.
Shake Up September participants will be able to choose a new activity from a vast range of Workplace Challenge activities and sports and log participation using the dedicated smartphone app or the online tool, with the aim of recording as much of the new activity as possible. Participants will be able to set their own goals, whilst the Shake Up September Champion will be the individual with the most points recorded throughout the month. The Shake Up September team prize will go to the workplace recording the most points.
How to Join Shake up September
To take part in #ShakeUpSeptember just register your workplace at workplacechallenge.org.uk download the poster and activity pack and tell your staff and colleagues to sign up and start logging points. Could your workplace be crowned Shake Up September champion 2015?
Find out more
- Contact your local County Sport Partnership for support and advice on implementing Workplace Challenge and delivering an effective workplace activity programme
- Take a look at the British Heart Foundation’s Health at Work pages for advice on ways to make your workplace more active
- For sport-specific information about how to build a particular sport or activity into your business culture, contact the relevant National Governing Body.