Celebrate National Fitness Day and enjoy benefits of free Get Moving ABC Workplace scheme!

September 12, 2023

The theme of this year’s National Fitness Day is ‘Your Health is for Life’ and we are encouraging businesses across the borough to take the first step with their employees on a much bigger journey to better health for life by signing up to the Get Moving ABC Workplace Scheme!

Over the past months, our Sports Development Team has been delighted to work with staff from Ripple Creative, Turkington Construction, Irwins Bakery, Autobits Motorstore and Tarrisis Enterprises, helping teams get fit for business with bespoke packages addressing the health and wellbeing needs of employees.

Feeling the benefits already, feedback from local businesses on the scheme has been extremely positive:

Improving mental health among our team is at the forefront of our wellbeing agenda. The Get Moving ABC Workplace Scheme is a fantastic programme that is both educational and fun to participate in. Initial team feedback has been positive and we look forward to further information and events to help motivate and support our team to lead an active and fulfilling life, inside and outside of work. Ripples Creative

Let’s get moving!! We are delighted to team up with ABC Council for their ‘Get Moving programme’.  This excellent initiative is offered to every business in the ABC council area, with the aim of getting more of our population moving.  With the sun shining & spring in the air, this ‘get moving’ idea doesn’t sound too bad!  Turkington Construction

Each business who signs up to the scheme will get started by having a meeting with our experts who will help to identify the needs of staff members, before developing a bespoke package that will meet those needs.

The initiative includes a range of options for businesses such as becoming part of a Corporate Indoor Leisure Membership Scheme; support and guidance through Couch to 5K/10K; opportunity to enter a workplace team into a Business Games Day; information on how to sign your work place up to an active travel scheme; collaboration with the NI Chest, Heart and Stroke charity’s Live Well Work Well programme – plus lots more!

Manfreight Ltd was the first business to sign up to the scheme and Nick McCullough commented:

We are delighted to be the first business to sign up to this fantastic scheme and to know we are putting the health and wellbeing of our staff first. The Get Moving ABC Workplace Scheme has so many options to help our employees no matter what their needs, as well as a wealth of expertise to guide us on our journey.

If you would like to sign your business up or to seek more information on becoming a Get Moving ABC Partner, please contact: Laura O’Hagan on 07436 537 846 or email

The Get Moving ABC Workplace Scheme is supported by Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Sport NI, The Community and Voluntary Sector Panel, Public Health Agency, Education Authority, NI Chest Heart and Stroke, Ulster GAA and ABC Council.

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