Friday, 18 September 2009

Cirkle get physical for a great cause!

The Cirkle team is out to prove that it’s physically as well as mentally fit while raising money for a great cause as it takes part in the forthcoming ‘Logans Challenge’, in a bid to help raise money for Sparks, a unique children’s charity funding medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure for conditions and illnesses affecting children, babies and expectant parents.

Four members of the Cirkle team will compete in a series of five physical and mental tasks comprising of a 10k run, 15k cycle, skill task, agility challenge and an assault course on the 10th of October. Despite being the most unfit member of the team and having just got back from a week in Mallorca where my only exercise was the continuous raising of my glass, a minimal amount of swimming and a little bit of Salsa (if you can call it that), I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the training so far and surprisingly I’m actually relishing the challenge ahead although getting quite nervous with only four weeks left to go.

There is definitely something to be said for healthy body, healthy mind and I can see why many organisations support health and fitness initiatives in the workplace. At Cirkle we’re lucky as this is something very close to our CEO’s heart, particularly since she was crowned ‘Britain’s Fittest Director’ by the Telegraph newspaper last year. As an agency we’ve introduced lots of innovative initiatives in this area including; ‘Ditch the duvet day’s’ where staff can take an additional day’s holiday to take on a new challenge, ‘Trojan Training’ for employees on Monday’s as well as Fitbugs for all employees to monitor our progress – which isn’t always a good thing!

To find out more about the Sparks ‘Logans Challenge’ please visit: http://www.loganschallenge.com/ or alternatively if you would like to sponsor the Cirkle team please go to: http://www.justgiving.com/CirkleLogansChallenge/

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