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We’re keeping fit at Oliver & Co

Posted on September 30th 2020

Here at Oliver & Co Solicitors, we care about our employees and want to ensure we do as much as possible to help them be happy and healthy in their working life.

Couch to 5K running group

Before lockdown, many of our staff joined our Couch to 5K running group. Twice a week at lunchtime, the group went out for a run, building up to being able to run 5km by the end of the programme. We had such a good response to our running group and were disappointed when this could not continue due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

We made arrangements for our teams to work from home and they did a fantastic job adapting to the new way of working, still managing to provide excellent service to our clients. When the lockdown restrictions eased, many people returned to the office but to allow safe social distancing, some remained working from home.

Covid restrictions

With the restrictions currently still in place, we are unable to safely restart our running group so we wanted to come up with a way to keep our staff moving and help those still working from home not feel so isolated as many have been missing the social aspect comes from working in an office environment.

During video brainstorming session, members of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team came up with a fantastic idea – a weekly video exercise class. This would not only keep staff active but would allow them to catch up with people they haven’t seen for months.

HITT training with Elysium Health and Fitness

We have teamed up with Elysium Health and Fitness who have studios in Aldford and Tarporley and we are paying for each session to provide the class free of charge to our staff.

In our first session on Wednesday 23rd October, Personal Trainer Ricky Dean put us through our paces with a HIIT training session. As we have a range of abilities, Ricky gave different levels of exercise so people could make it easier or harder if they wanted to. We had a great response to the class and everyone who took part really enjoyed it, despite aching the next day!

We are looking forward to continuing the exercise classes and keeping in touch with all our office friends each week.

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