Bewley Homes has donated £2,500 to the NHS, all part of a fitness and well-being initiative with Lucy Wyndham-Read, a top YouTube fitness trainer.
Bewley teamed up with Lucy for a number of online chair-based exercise sessions for staff at home this year to help with their mental and physical well-being during lockdown.
Elaine Stratford, Sales and Marketing Director at Bewley Homes, who had the idea of engaging with staff, said: “We are delighted to be able to hand over this cheque for £2,500 to the NHS who have played such a vital role during the pandemic.”
Over the sessions Lucy put Bewley staff and external associates through their paces during a lunchtime fitness class. The class was designed to engage and energise the participants whether they were working from home or in the sales office.
“It was amazing how just a 30-minute break away from the PC can make a big difference to team morale and, ultimately, their fitness. Helping to look after our staff’s mindfulness was the number one priority during the very difficult lockdown period. We also very much agreed with Lucy, that fitness should be available to all including those who may be injured or have a disability. From a chair, much more exercise is possible than any of us thought.”
Lucy Wyndham-Read added: “I’m glad the sessions went down well. As a trainer I know there are many ways exercise can benefit us, including improved mental health, energy levels, toning and physically. This has been a great way to team up with Bewley Homes and raise some extra funding for the NHS.”
Surrey based Lucy, has racked up more than 60 million views on her YouTube channel during lockdown and is now the most popular online fitness instructor in the UK.