Lawyers and Lotus staff to get a workout@work

Physiotherapist Gemma Newell, based at Central Health Physiotherapy in London, is bidding to get legal staff out of their chambers and into a lunchtime fitness class on 12 June.

Ms Newell is organising taster classes of Pilates, metafit and balance ball for solicitors and others working near the practice in Chancery Lane, which will be held at lunchtime in the scenic surrounds of Lincoln’s Inn private grounds.

‘We thought the most engaging way of getting people involved would be to do this as an open event, with classes that anyone can try, Ms Newell said.

‘I’ll be on hand on the day to discuss any physio concerns or queries, and we’re running a fitness challenge too, with a free physiotherapy consultation or massage for the winner.’

Richard Morford is super-charging Workout at Work Day for staff at the Lotus Cars site in Hethel, near Norwich.

Mr Morford, who runs the Colney Physio practice in Norwich and specialises in occupational and public health, will be encouraging the 300 staff there to walk or run around the usually off-limits 3.6 km test track.

‘I thought it would be good to organise an event where all staff, whether they work in manual roles or at desks, can join in,’ he said.

‘I’ll be leading warm-ups and cool-downs and getting people out exercising on the track, which I’ve hired for a couple of hours.

The focus will be on being fit for work as well as stress management.’

Mr Morford is hoping to raise the event’s profile with an appearance from Olympic bronze medallist boxer Anthony Ogogo, who lives locally.

Sally Priestley

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