UK Outdoor Fitness works in partnership with the University of Sheffield to support the delivery of its new innovative and ambitious staff wellbeing strategy Juice. The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities and was named University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards. The University employs around 6,000 staff and teaches over 24,000 students from more than 130 nations. The University of Sheffield is a large and complex organisation, brought together with a common academic purpose. It operates on an international basis with an annual turnover of £400 million.
This year, the University will launch its “Everyday Health & Wellbeing Strategy”, designed to create a happy working environment and to enable healthy behaviours from its workforce. Part of the strategy will be the introduction of a broad range of new physical health interventions, activities and events for staff. From April 2012 this will include fitness sessions and outdoor bootcamps organised and delivered by the UK Outdoor Fitness team.
The University’s Director of Human Resources, Andy Dodman said “We are delighted to be working with UK Outdoor Fitness – their expertise in this area will enable us to offer our staff a range of high quality, enjoyable and fun sessions – an important part of our desire to support individuals achieve positive, healthy and productive working lives.” More information can be found at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/wellbeing/bootcamp
The timetable of events for UK Outdoor Fitness @ University of Sheffield can be found here
When I first started Bootcamp people I know used to comment, “You\’re Brave!” I\’ve found since joining 2 months ago it\’s not as scary as people make out I have began a new way of living and it\’s good to see that it\’s paying off by becoming fitter each week and seeing the lbs go the right way on the scales-downwards!! I have been to a number of sessions across available and each session has been fun and never the same as the last. All the instructors are encouraging and people within the group are positive too. It\’s good to know someone will encourage you to press that little bit further than before because they know you can do it, even when you think you can\’t
- Charlotte English, Leeds
I have now lost about 22lbs since January 2011 and 17lbs of that has been lost since joining in July 2011, it\’s now September
- Phillipa Clark, Leeds