Travis Perkins celebrates a year of keeping fit

Published:  10 August, 2016

Travis Perkins and British Military Fitness, a provider of outdoor fitness classes, are celebrating a year-long partnership.

The partnership, which forms part of Travis Perkins' commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees, has run 120 dedicated lunchtime sessions with British Military Fitness for staff of Travis Perkins and its Wickes brand over the last 12 months; that's the same as burning up to 96,000 calories per person, which is the equivalent of 308 100g portions of fries.

Carol Kavanagh, HR director at Travis Perkins, 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 a 60-minute workout with qualified 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, said: "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."

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