Workforce enjoying ‘Park life’ together thanks to healthy social calendar

Workforce enjoying ‘Park life’ together thanks to healthy social calendar

04 February 2016

As part of an on-going commitment to enhance the work-life balance for its companies’ employees, Silverstone Park developer MEPC’s 2016 calendar of social activities at the estate is well under way with Pilates and ‘boot camp’ fitness sessions.

Professional Pilates instructor Caren Benstead’s sessions cater for newcomers and seasoned fans of the calming exercise which uses techniques to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility of joints and both reduce and manage stress.

Caren says: “Firstly the Innovation Centre is a great place to do these sessions – there’s already a very nice atmosphere about the building and it is full of professionals working in the buzzy high-performance technology and motorsport (HPTM) sectors. But, for anyone working at such a high-level, the working week can be tough. So it’s been very rewarding to see people who’ve attended Pilates going back to their work feeling refreshed and with better levels of concentration. This can serve them very well for the remainder of the working week.”

Those taking up the sessions couldn’t agree more. Jan Inglis, Marketing Manager for Innovation Centre-based company Design Rule, enthuses: “One of the exciting things about working at the Innovation Centre is the extra-curricular activities that are put on for us by the MEPC team. The Monday Pilates class is a perfect way to spend a lunch hour and you return to your desk feeling energised and refreshed. Caren the instructor is knowledgeable and very welcoming. It’s a cool way to meet others and keep fit at the same time.”

Starting at the end of February 2016 is a six-week ‘boot camp’ fitness training programme with one session held early evening each week in Silverstone Park’s landscaped grounds. Both Pilates and boot camps were held in 2015 as well as five-a-side football and regular lunchtime walks. Each activity is organised by MEPC’s social committee which is attended by companies on the estate.

MEPC’s Roz Bird, Commercial Director for Silverstone Park, says: “These types of events have proved a real hit with businesses and their staff as have other social activities such as quiz nights, coffee mornings, a summer barbecue, pizza parties and breakfast networking.

“The aim of MEPC’s Social Committee is to set up a range of activities that brings people together in order to create a community of mutual regard at Silverstone Par and, a place where companies can impress their clients and motivate their staff.”

For full details about Silverstone Park’s social calendar contact co-ordinator Ruth Williams