On Friday, June 21, EFCS – European Federation for Company Sport – and PACTE – Promoting Active Cities across Europe – joined together to holdEMoCS, a workshop with the aim of promoting physical activity within companies across Europe. Europe faces one of the most important challenges of recent years: physical inactivity, with more than 200 million people not currently partaking in any type of activity, which also suggests the huge increase in sedentary lifestyle across the continent.
EMoCS aims to change physical activity in corporate organisations
Scientific and political institutions have realised that this sedentary crisis is growing at an uncontrollable speed and given most people spend a majority of their waking hours at work, they know that the help of employers is key to changing the trend.
The European Meeting of Company Sport is a new project, supported and co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Erasmus+ program and the European Week of Sport, that aims to implement sport and physical activity within or around the workplace.
Part of the agenda was used to explore how to further develop the cooperation between companies and institutions at a local level, as well as to think about how to develop innovative solutions and cooperations to encourage physical activity inside the organisations.
On the day, plans were made for a common certification to easily identify all the companies committed to the safe implementation and promotion of physical activity at work.
Gympass brings value to the initiative with corporate wellness expertise
The Gympass team were invited due to their recognised expertise in corporate wellness and dedication to increasing the number of active people in the world.
Over the last 7 years of operating, the Gympass team have successfully connected corporate decision makers with both employees and the fitness world. The result? Increasing the total number of active people visiting sports facilities and thus, a healthier and happier workforce.
Didier Besseyre, President of EFCS:“It is fundamental to understand how to engage the right people in the corporations. We also need to start acknowledging the important role that the fitness industry can play in this project”.
“We are really proud and grateful to be invited to join this project. Institutions play a fundamental role in the promotion of physical activity. EMoCS is a big step towards a more active society. It allows contributors from so many different areas to sit at the same table and define practical actions”.Michel Davidovich – EVP & CEO Gympass Europe.
Gympass is a platform that empowers companies to engage their workforce in physical activity. With a single monthly membership, companies can help employees find an activity they’ll love. Gympass has more than 45,000 locations across the U.S., Europe, and Latin America.
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York, we have a growing team in 30 offices around the world. Our mission is simple yet ambitious: defeat inactivity.
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