Jason Stennett of Sky 1 doc Obese: One Year to Save My Life supports New Linx Housing Trust wellbeing week

A PERSONAL trainer and lifestyle coach, who worked on Sky 1 TV’s recent documentary Obese: One Year to Save My Life, has commended a Louth based housing association for running a Wellbeing Week for its staff.

New Linx Housing Trust, part of Waterloo Housing Group which employs over 450 people across the region, ran the event to promote a healthy lifestyle and positive state of mind amongst its workforce.

Lifestyle trainer Jason Stennett was invited to take part in the wellbeing event, organised by Waterloo’s staff-led health and safety committee around different themes each day.

These were to encourage awareness of health checks, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, and combining fun and fitness.

A range of activities were on offer, including individual health check-ups with a practice nurse, guest speakers, and tasters of fitness classes such as zumba, combat and boxercise.

“Organisations like Waterloo are part of the advanced thinking around the benefits of employee wellbeing which is just taking off in this country,” said fitness specialist Jason.

“When employees feel healthy, they are happier and perform better as a result. Seeing your employer taking an interest in your wellbeing also encourages responsibility and loyalty. So for any organisation looking to keep costs down and performance high, it is very worthwhile to invest in the wellbeing of your staff.”

Shawn Nye, Waterloo’s health and safety coordinator for Lincolnshire, said: “Our Wellbeing Week was well supported and received by staff. Busy lifestyles mean it is often easy to neglect ourselves. The key message of the week is that our personal wellbeing matters - and there are realistic choices we can all make to improve our health.”