This week was Wellness Week at New Directions and the Pharmacy Team were keen to show their commitment to all things contributing to a healthy mind and body.
Andrew Harris, Account Manager for the team in Cardiff was named for a second successive year as the ‘2016 Plank Off Champion’. The challenge which saw over 15 participants take part from across the UK tested the strength and agility of all involved.
The craze which involves individuals holding a very firm position in a plank off style stance has become an increasingly popular part of fitness challenges across the UK.
Andrew managed to retain his plank for an impressive six minutes and four seconds. He was awarded a high street voucher for his efforts. Speaking about the win, Andrew said ‘I love a challenge, and I love working to raise awareness of the importance of wellbeing for the community I work within. I had some tough competition, it’s safe to say the New Directions team are a fit bunch with a strong will’.
The New Directions Wellness Week takes place annual to promote a balance of mind and physicality for employees. Staff also enjoyed a week of free healthy breakfasts, plus the opportunity to take part in some lunch time exercise classes.