The Beat the Seat programme

Improve staff health and productivity in a few simple, proven steps….

Every employee gets a comprehensive health check so we can tailor the BtS programme to their individual needs.

This includes an 8-point NHS standard health check where, along with recording heart rate, blood pressure, BMI and cholesterol levels, staff also complete a lifestyle questionnaire. These are all then compiled into an easy-to-read report for them to take home.

We help educate staff about poor office habits – particularly prolonged sitting – and gently nudge people towards more productive habits instead.

As Einstein said, learning shouldn’t be boring and at BtS we make it as interesting and fun as possible. Using powerful education presentations and group learning we help staff understand how small habit changes can make a huge difference to their health, wellbeing and productivity.

Easy physical challenges are just one way BtS helps people to move more, sit less and become more productive.

Among other things we do is to introduce staff to our unique ‘Sedentary Trackers’. These devices allow us to help people get as healthy as possible, without losing the fun! All challenges are specifically designed to be as achievable and enjoyable as possible, so even if you hate going to the gym you can still win!

Our continued support means staff keep their new, active work habits and consequently their boosted productivity levels over the long-term – a great result for them and their company.

Our regular 1-to-1 support ensures staff stay engaged and motivated with each program being delivered on-site to keep results high and costs low.

But don’t just take our word for it. Careful scientific evaluation has shown that staff on a typical BtS program sit down for 23% less time over their workday, lose 2kg in weight and report a productivity boost up to 9% and a satisfaction rating of 95%. See all the evidence here.

The behaviour changes we advocate are ones that staff can use throughout their lives, ensuring long term benefits from as little as £2.99 a month.

“Results confirmed that overall: participants had lost weight, reduced inches around their waists, increased their daily activity. … I thought the team were very friendly, supportive and professional and I would recommend them to any other business. I am hoping the initiative can be used throughout the company.”

C Wells, HR Health and Wellbeing Specialist at Kier Group plc Kier Company Logo