Summertown are into the second year of running their Health and Wellness program, which has proven to be a big hit with employees. Working with UAE based professionals in the field of nutrition, life coaching, and wellness experts, Summertown hosted their 6th session in April.
Summertown welcomed Elouise Erlings, a professional Yoga teacher, to run an introduction to Yoga class for all office staff and workers. Elouise ran through the physical and mental benefits that Yoga brings, and how with regular practice, not only will this improve muscle tone, strength and flexibility but also mental calmness, stress reduction and increase self confidence.
“As with all of our wellness initiatives, it is optional for people to attend. The Yoga session was our biggest success to date with more than 55% of office staff, and 75% of our workers attending. For many, it was their first time to try Yoga and they thoroughly enjoyed the class. We are looking to run regular sessions throughout the year” comments HR Manager, Esra Kayhan.
Summertown’s Health and Wellness program also incorporates initiatives such as healthy eating, promotion of cultural awareness through the organization, and stress management techniques. Summertown are always happy to share examples of initiatives though their CSR workshops – ‘Green in Action’ which are open to members of the UAE business community to join.