RVT Couch to 5km Challenge
Earlier this year, RVT Group decided to implement a 'Value of the Month' campaign. Splitting the company into four teams, one team promotes one of our core values each month and encourages all staff to get involved.
The aim is to help our staff understand each of our values better, whilst having some fun in the process. After all, it's all very well agreeing with a company's values during working hours, but we wanted to encourage staff to embrace them in their everyday lives as well.
Kickstarting the campaign and promoting our value of fitness is Team Mercedes and their 'Couch to 5km' challenge.
Exercise has many health benefits – physically and mentally. Regular activity reduces the risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. It has also been proven to boost self-esteem, mood and energy, whilst lowering the risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
So, beginning back in May, Team Mercedes has challenged the entire company to complete a 5km run at the end of a 9-week training period. Or, for those who prefer a slightly steadier pace, a daily step target of initially 2,000 steps, increasing to 10,000 by the end of the same 9 weeks.
As an added incentive, RVT will donate to MacMillan Cancer Support for every staff member who completes the challenge.
With realistic training plans, support and guidance every step of the way, Team Mercedes' first value focus will get the whole company feeling fitter this summer.
5km race-day is scheduled for Thursday 6th July, so watch this space for updates and photos!