Wellness Week, the initiative from Nottingham Business Improvement District made a return to the city in January for another successful year with over 59 businesses involved.
Each year the campaign is designed to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of people that work for BID members and this year 28 offices got involved with the week.
Wellness Week kicked off on Monday 28 January and Nottingham BID distributed 40 wellness packs to their office members. These contained various ideas and goodies to help people combat stress in the workplace.
During the week people were encouraged to try something different – aerial yoga was on offer at the Circus Hub and there were complimentary exercise classes such as Zumba, Pilates, Kettlebell or Spin available for people to attend during their lunch break at the YMCA Gym on Shakespeare Street and for each person who attended a class they received a free five day pass to the gym.
A highlight of the campaign was the Wellness Market which was held at Nottingham Contemporary and where approximately 200 people got to enjoy a range of stalls – all of which had the theme of health and wellbeing with useful information, free samples and giveaways.
A variety of in-office activities also took place where leading Nottingham chiropractic clinic, Hands on Health visited offices throughout Wellness Week to ease the tension with office chair massages to those who wanted them and to offer advice on posture.
Ali West from Kinetik Fitness who was part of the campaign, said: “Thank you for letting us be part of Wellness Week. Myself and Sarah really enjoyed it and hopefully we helped people. Personally, it’s reignited my passion for corporate wellness and I will be reaching out to more businesses to see if I can present to them.”
“For us the Wellness Market worked really well and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of meeting people and talking to them about what we do. Please keep us in mind for other events –and definitely put us down for Wellness Week 2020!” said Julian Phillips, YMCA.