HMS Collingwood workers’ challenge to improve fitness

SA Babcock employees at HMS Collingwood fitness. (l-r) John Pratt, Jon Boreham, Martin Wills, Rachel Duffy and Hayley Aggett. 'Picture: MOD/CROWN
SA Babcock employees at HMS Collingwood fitness. (l-r) John Pratt, Jon Boreham, Martin Wills, Rachel Duffy and Hayley Aggett. 'Picture: MOD/CROWN
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THESE seven workers are stepping into action in a bid to improve their personal fitness.

The Babcock employees, who work at HMS Collingwood in Fareham, are taking on a 12-month global challenge called the Get the World Moving programme.

It encourages company employees to get active, with a view to improving their health and performance by changing habits for the better.

Kate Crean, the team captain, said: ‘We’re all really enthused about taking on the challenge.

‘There are three teams in total taking part from across the base so we’ve got a bit of inter-company competition.

‘I’m taking part because I wanted another challenge — I’ve already lost seven stone from being active and this will help.’

The challenge began in May, and will see teams of seven from more than 1,500 of the world’s largest organisations take part.

The first event is the 100-day journey, where participants are issued with a pedometer and encouraged to take more than 10,000 steps a day.

Their progress is recorded and individuals can see how far they have travelled by virtually touring the globe with the distance they’ve clocked up.

Participants are also given access to information on ways to improve nutrition.

For more details about the event, visitgettheworldmoving.com