The Wellness Week campaign is designed to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of people that work for BID members.
This year, Wellness Week kicks off on Monday 28 January and Nottingham BID will be distributing wellness packs to their office members. These will contain various ideas and goodies to help people combat stress in the workplace.
To start the week there is an early morning session of aerial yoga that will be taking place on Monday 28 January from 7am to 8am at the Circus Hub in Sneinton Market. This is free for people to attend but spaces are limited and booking is essential – email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
People will also be encouraged to leave their desks throughout the week at lunchtime to enjoy an exercise class such as Zumba, Pilates, Kettlebell or Spin at the YMCA Gym on Shakespeare Street and those who attend, will receive a free five day pass to the gym.
Those looking for further fitness fun, activities and advice can head to the Wellness Market on Wednesday 30 January between 11am and 2pm at Nottingham Contemporary on Weekday Cross where guests can enjoy some peace in the mindful area and a range of stalls – all of which have the theme of health and wellbeing with useful information, free samples and giveaways. A circus skill workshop will also be taking place at the Wellness Market allowing employees to work out and get creative in a fun environment.
Amongst the business taking part are Bird & Blend Tea Company who will be offering health benefitting Matcha Tea, Kinetik Fitness will be on hand to do postural and health checks, Loxley Opticians are giving free frame consultations and Aveda will be doing complimentary hand massages and Chakra readings followed by a 5 minute neck and shoulder massage. People can visit Whittards of Chelsea tea tasting station to sample a selection of wellbeing fruit and herbal teas and The Watered Garden will giving away free houseplants*. Beauty Temple, Hotpod Yoga, Fitpack and Tesco will also be at the market offering complimentary services, advice and healthy snacks.
There are a variety of in-office activities taking place and leading Nottingham chiropractic clinic, Hands on Health will be visiting offices throughout Wellness Week to ease the tension with office chair massages to those who want them and to offer advice on posture.
Stephen Jackson, one of the Directors of Nottingham BID, commented: “January is the perfect time to get fit and active, and the Wellness Week campaign gives our members in the office sector a bit of a boost and helping hand.”
“Not only will we be focusing on fitness with the classes, but we will be providing information on general wellness in the city, including mental health support and providing offices with some great volunteering opportunities too.”