Slimming World staff gear up for Cycle to Work Day
Employees at Slimming World’s head office switched from four wheels to two as part of the UK’s biggest cycle commuting event “Cycle to Work Day 2019”.
This is the tenth year Slimming World employees at the Derbyshire-based head office have taken part in the annual event – with a record 17 members of staff cycling to work on the day. The initiative encourages people to build more activity into their daily routines and cut down their carbon footprint.
After their ride in, all of the cyclists were treated to a healthy cooked breakfast in the organisation’s on-site restaurant.
Slimming World’s Cycle to Work organiser Paul Siddall, says: “It was yet another incredible turnout for Cycle to Work Day this year, we had up to a total of 17 riders taking part – with one of our enthusiastic cyclists even doing a 50-mile round trip.
“At Slimming World we try to make it as easy as possible for our staff members to be fit and healthy, so as well as free fruit, a subsidised healthy restaurant, and an on-site gym with showers and changing facilities, we also offer our employees the opportunity to get a bike and safety equipment at a discounted price. Of course, supporting initiatives like Cycle to Work Day is an amazing and fun way to encourage and inspire everyone to lead a much healthier and happier lifestyle too.
“A massive thank you to our incredible catering team, who cooked up a delicious breakfast for the cyclists – it was a lovely treat and definitely gave us something to look forward to after our ride to work.”
PIC CAPTION: Slimming World employees taking part in Cycle to Work Day. Pictured left to right: Matt Veal, Andrew James, Antonia Caranza, Joanne O'Connor, Naomi Parker, Joe Gray, Rhys Jones, Hannah Aston, Tom Dutczak-Smith, Kimberley Walker, Beata Woloszyn, Heidi Palmer, Adam Pendleton, Charlotte Wilson, Andy Warburton, Paul Siddall, Martin Hill
About Slimming World
Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969 and is now celebrating its 50th anniversary. There are now more than 19,000 weekly groups supporting 900,000 members across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Groups are run by a network of 5,000 community-based Slimming World Consultants, who receive specific training in the role of diet and physical activity in weight management, as well as sophisticated behaviour-change techniques. Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the science of satiety and energy density. Our phased activity programme, Body Magic, eases members into activity until it becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. The principles behind Slimming World’s philosophy are based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by overweight people and recognition that those who struggle with weight carry a double burden, the weight itself and a burden of guilt and shame about their weight. Slimming World’s programme integrates practical, up-to-date advice with a highly developed support system based on care and compassion, and Consultant training focuses on facilitating, encouraging and empowering members to make changes in a supportive, warm and friendly group environment. Consultant training is delivered through the Slimming World Academy. Slimming World also invests in a comprehensive research programme to develop its support for long-term weight management. The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.
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