Unique, engaging and professional.
Workplace Virtuathon has been developed in collaboration with experts in physical activity, nutrition, mindset, mental health and workplace wellbeing and curated by a senior education specialist with over 20 years experience improving individuals' successes, resilience and resourcefulness.
We’ve carefully designed Workplace Virtuathon to appeal to a wide employee demographic, from the physically inactive to the athletic. It encourages the development of positive healthy habits through their commitment to a realistic goal, social accountability, a confidence-building eight week educational programme that culminates in a physical activity challenge and a reward medal for their personal achievement.
Irrespective of their geographic location, employees can individually participate in their company Workplace Virtuathon whilst also feeling part of their colleagues' eight week journey.
It’s not surprising then, that 98% of surveyed employees would recommend Workplace Virtuathon
Employees love Virtuathon.
Workplace Virtuathon fits around employees' lives to gradually build confidence in their physical ability, at their own pace and in their familiar surroundings.
Feedback highlights that employees truly appreciate the daily motivation, advice, support and convenience of the daily programme delivery via mobile app, because it addresses the common barriers to being physically active; a lack of confidence, motivation, knowledge, time and money.
Employees set their own achievable goal
They set an achievable physical activity challenge as their personal goal that they’ll complete after eight weeks, either a 5k or 10k run, jog or walk at their own pace, at any location and individually or with colleagues.
“I liked the fact that you could choose how you wanted to do it – I chose to do a 5k walk – you weren’t pressured into running”
Employees choose to commit to 8 weeks
It’s believed that new habits are formed after 30 days, so it’s important that it’s the employee’s decision to choose to register for Workplace Virtuathon as they will have to personally commit to follow the 8 week programme.
Even though Workplace Virtuathon is provided as an organisation initiative, the eight week programme is conveniently delivered daily into each employees mobile app so they can follow in their own time. They complete Workplace Virtuathon with their own personal physical activity challenge as a run, jog or walk at their own pace, at any location and individually.
Workplace Virtuathon definitely isn’t about challenging work colleagues!
The programme is easy to follow
Our Get Event Fit app helps to guide, educate, inspire and regularly motivate employees to become more physically active, healthier and prepared for their Workplace Virtuathon physical activity challenge by delivering only relevant information when it's required – accessed at their convenience through the mobile app on Apple, Android and also Online.
"It's like having your own personal coach with you in your pocket everyday!"
Peer accountability is optional
Social accountability typically plays an important role in ensuring we achieve our goals. However, for some people, internal accountability is the key to their success.
The CPD accredited, eight week programme is incredibly comprehensive, equivalent in size to an impressive 200+ page book and weaves together 60+ related educational and advice articles, 25+ healthy eating recipes, 5+ hours of exercise, yoga and meditation videos, wellbeing advice, health articles, daily motivation and so much more…
Uniquely, because relevant education articles and advice are delivered in context to their goal, the information more strongly resonates.
"I thoroughly enjoyed completing my Workplace Virtuathon and found the tips and support very helpful"
Employees build confidence in their own physical ability
The integrated eight week physical activity schedule is designed with beginners in mind – employees who can walk for 20 minutes can follow the programme – which also includes relevant educational articles and easy-to-follow videos for strength exercises, recovery exercises, yoga and meditation all delivered via our Get Event Fit app so it's engaging, easy-to-follow and gradually builds employees confidence over the eight weeks.
"I signed up to Virtuathon as I was lacking motivation. I was completely unfit and thought I'd never be able to complete the 5k in 8 weeks, but thanks to the motivation and tips I actually achieved it and am looking forward to working towards my next challenge!"
Employees feel motivated
The comprehensive programme includes a physical activity schedule ideal for beginners, easy-to-follow exercises with videos and education articles, yoga for beginners videos, nutrition education, healthy eating recipes, positive mindset advice, meditation, wellbeing advice, health articles, daily motivation and so much more, conveniently delivered daily in ‘bit-sized’ snippets via our Get Event Fit app.
"I have enjoyed Virtuathon and found the regular updates kept me motivated and on task"
Employees develop positive healthy habits
It’s recognised that to develop positive habits we need motive, a achievable and clearly defined goal, commitment, social accountability, a plan and a reward.
Workplace Virtuathon delivers all of these.
98% of surveyed participants agreed that the programme encouraged positive, healthy habits and they feel motivated to continue with a healthy lifestyle.
Employees earn an achievement reward
What’s a better reward than a fantastic Virtuathon medal? The acknowledgment of self achievement and a new-found confidence.
98% of surveyed participants agree that they feel fitter and healthier than before they started the programme.
Employees feel motivated to continue with a healthy lifestyle
98% of surveyed participants feel fitter and healthier than before they started and motivated to continue with a healthy lifestyle.
"After being diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my shoulder and back I had pretty much given up on exercise, especially running, I had lost all of my fitness and my mojo had long gone. Having the programme to follow has got me back out walking, and improved my overall strength and ability to keep moving. Whilst my running days are behind me I feel that I will get back to the long distance hikes and may take on a longer challenge next year"
Virtuathon is FREE for employees!
Interested? Let's talk.
Workplace Virtuathon is fully-managed so as not to impact on your time or resources and being only eight weeks in duration, it can run simultaneously to support existing employee wellbeing initiatives.
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