GymCompany Exercise Ball Challenge

George Banco Supports the GymCompany Exercise Ball Challenge

Here at George Banco we often find the team discussing various ways to keep fit during office hours as we ourselves are sat at our desks for long periods of time. Of course we take our breaks away from our computer screens and sometimes find the need to head over to another department to resolve an issue for one of our guarantor loan customers, but most of the time we need to be at our desks helping new loan applicants.

So when we heard what the GymCompany were doing to help raise money for such a fantastic cause we had to get involved, if only by way of a donation to help the GymCompany team reach their target amount.

The GymCompany (our health partners) wanted to do something to help the Bournemouth Heart Club. Based on the grounds of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, the Bournemouth Heart Club has been helping cardiac patients recover and maintain their fitness after a cardiac event or procedure since 1991.

As with many life changing organisations, the Bournemouth Heart Club (BHC) rely heavily on fundraising activities, alongside membership subscriptions, gifts and donations in order to continue to run. So the team at the GymCompany decided to do something, health related of course, to further help the cause.

Having already agreed to sponsor the charity on their fundraising bike ride challenge through Wales in April, and having delivered 2 brand new Scifit recumbent bikes for the department’s patients to benefit from, the GymCompany team wanted to do something themselves to help raise money for the BHC. So after a quick brainstorm they decided it would be a great idea to replace their chairs for exercise balls!

In an average office based working week you can be sat for up to 40 hours per week, which can result in bad posture due to slumping. So the idea of switching the comfortable but lazy seats for exercise balls was not only novel, but was also great for the staff taking part in terms of improving their health. Swapping their comfortable office chairs for an exercise ball is not as easy as it might sound, especially when you consider they will have done it for an entire month. In fact, it is estimated that they will be burning off approximately 300 calories per day just by sitting. We may even adopt this fun idea for ourselves!

George Thomas Sales Director commented,

We are delighted to support such a worthy cause especially one that helps so many people from all walks of life.

You can help the worthy cause by donating yourself, or you could even put on your own exercise ball challenge and raise much needed sponsorship for a life changing charity like the Bournemouth Heart Club.

If you would like to read more or make a donation, then please visit the GymCompany website for further details. You can even see a video of them in action.