1TeamActive’s first round of event days have just taken place for four Police forces: Humberside, West Midlands, Wiltshire and Northumbria. The majority were held outdoors and we were so lucky with the weather which helped make the days fun and sun filled activity events for all the families.
In partnership with Sport England, and with funding from the National Lottery, this pilot sport and activity programme aims to improve the health, lifestyle, and wellbeing of our Policing family. Event days offer families and individuals the opportunity to try a range of activities and sports in a fun and relaxed environment. Additional engaging presentations on the benefits of a healthy diet and physical activity encourage participants to assess their lifestyle and to commit to small lifestyle changes which will have a ripple effect on their health and wellbeing.
After the event day participants are linked up with local instructors who will schedule 11 weeks of twice weekly sessions for the participants to attend which will help them achieve the recommended activity time of 150 minutes per week. Online support is offered throughout this time with private facebook groups and a simple app we have created to log their activity and compete against their family/force to see who is the most active!
Listen to the testimonials below … they speak for themselves! We are so proud to get this fantastic project operational as we have been beset with extraordinary challenges since the project launched in January 2021. We coincided with the worldwide pandemic, our police forces facing unprecedented operational demands, Brexit related supply and delivery issues for kit, being forced into a winter schedule due to additional lockdowns …. we could go on! However, we managed to overcome these challenges and families are now on the pilot scheme and busy getting active … which is a huge achievement!
We are now looking towards the spring events which will also continue with 11 weeks of activity sessions leading into those warm summer months. Can’t wait!
1TeamActive is a sport and activity programme to improve the health, lifestyle, and wellbeing of our Policing family.
Huge thank you to iPRO for keeping us hydrated on the event days
iPRO Global Commercial Director, Sophie Christy: “We are immensely proud to be supporting 1TeamActive at a time when health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally, has never been more important for the police service. This innovative programme will provide fun and exciting ways for police staff and their families to stay active together, whilst keeping refreshed and refuelled with iPRO Hydrate.”
Katherine Willoughby, 1TeamActive Programme Manager: “1TeamActive is delighted to be partnering with iPRO. Providing education around the benefits of being active and good nutrition is integral to 1TeamActive and keeping hydrated is key to a healthy lifestyle – particularly when engaging in fitness-oriented activity. We share these values with iPRO and look forward to a long-lasting partnership with them”.