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Derbyshire Dales' Active Workplace Scheme

A Longcliffe Quarries worker at Arc Leisure in Matlock.

Do you want a healthy, energised and motivated staff helping your business to perform better?

The Derbyshire Dales' Active Workplace project is designed to help employees become more active, happier and healthier, which can lead to greater productivity.

Part of a corporate membership package includes a healthy lifestyles interactive workshop, which can be delivered to all staff, and is around 30 minutes long.

Also on offer are individual Body MOTs for all employees using medically-graded Boditrax scales.

Six and 12-month discounts

Both benefits can help engage people of all activity levels and abilities, helping them to get started or sustain their efforts in the long-term.

The corporate membership also brings fantastic discounts on membership for six or 12 months, with local businesses and their employees entitled to use the fitness suites, swimming, fitness classes and off-peak court hire.

It applies at the Derbyshire Dales District Council's leisure centres in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Wirksworth. Employees also receive a personal programme to suit their individual needs.

Helping to reduce physical and metal sickness

Longcliffe Quarries, the first business to sign up to the Active Workplace Scheme, had 60 new members accessing the programme.

Longcliffe Quarries' scheme organiser, Chris Wainwright, said: "Derbyshire Dales District Council's initiative to partner with major employers locally dovetailed with our ongoing objective to provide greater support to employees in reducing both mental and physical sickness by encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle.

"We were pleasantly surprised by the uptake for the leisure centre membership, and have also now established some support sessions for those wishing to give up smoking."

A supporting instructor

Derbyshire Dales District Council now plan to employ a Community Fitness Instructor who will engage with businesses across the Dales to understand their employees barriers to participation and work to signpost them to existing opportunities within Leisure Centres or the community.

The role will also involve delivering fitness classes, workshops or body MOTs to groups of people.

In the future, there are also plans to hold Workplace Challenges against other companies and carry out NHS Health Checks with employees.

Find out more by emailing sportsdevelopment@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or click on the poster below for further details and contact information.