umi hotels get physical!

On Sat 22nd May, employees of umi hotels will be put through their paces in Hyde Park by former Royal Marines Officer Rob Suchet, all in the name of team-building.  RJS Fitness, as part of their corporate service, are going to run a bootcamp-style team-building fitness session with activities designed to improve staff cohesion while improving their individual fitness levels. 

The aim of the session is to take umi staff out of the workplace and get them working as a team completing physical challenges and team-building exercises.  It has been shown that a workforce who are physically active are more productive and take fewer sick-days than their inactive counterparts.  In addition, it is becoming increasingly necessary for every employer to cater for the health and wellbeing of their employees.  The session will certainly be fun but physically demanding at the same time, taking into account the different fitness levels of the group.

“It is really important for all my staff to look after themselves in regards diet and fitness.  I know myself from playing sports and cooking fresh food what a difference it makes and I really believe that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.  With life being so hectic these days it can be hard to take that extra few minutes to walk somewhere and it’s easier to buy a microwave meal rather than make something yourself.”

He went on to say “Rob will show our staff how easy it is to stay healthy and it’s also a great way of getting people together and doing something fun with long-term benefits.  I think it is important for employers to look after their staff, and guide them in looking after themselves where possible, particularly in the demanding world of hospitality.”