Bolton Wanderers Manager Dougie Freedman Continues to Tackle Health in the Workplace

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Bolton manager Dougie Freedman and his corporate wellbeing company Focus Fitness UK will demonstrate how to tackle health in the workplace at the Employee Benefits Connect exhibition on March 1st

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Dougie Freedman tackles Health in the Workplace

As sports professionals, we understand how important a steady step by step introduction to fitness training is

Focus Fitness UK (FFUK), the corporate wellbeing company run by Bolton Wanderers and former Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman will once again be presenting their training solutions at Employee Benefits Connect at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on March 1st.

The FFUK team will actively exhibit and demonstrate aspects of Focus Fitness Kickstart, a 4-week trial programme for corporates recently launched at February's Inside Government event on sickness and absenteeism in the workplace. Kickstart enables corporates to commence a programme of health and wellbeing activities in the workplace without committing to a long-term programme, something Dougie feels is an excellent fit for today's employee care programmes.

“It's crucial that prospective clients aren't put off by what they might think will be extreme training" he says. "As sports professionals we understand how important a steady step by step introduction is. Many clients will be happy with a gentle activity session a few times a week: some will want to go hell for leather on day one.” “Our coaches conduct a full physical assessment of all clients, so we know what they need as well as what they might like.”

Both Dougie and Gavin Heeroo, Dougie's co-director and former Crystal Palace player are building their own team of trainers by working in conjunction with the PFA (Professional Footballers Association) to train injured or retired footballers and sportspeople for a new career in fitness training and corporate wellbeing.

This subject is close to both of them: they are understandably passionate about putting something back into football. As a typically cautious Scotsman, Freedman is only too aware of how quickly fortunes in the game can rise and wane.

Freedman's company is certainly making an impression in the City. Nina Juss, CEO at First Clarity Ltd said "Focus Fitness UK helped to aid productivity, staff who used the programme were a lot fitter and had more energy in the office, worked harder and retained more energy compared to other employees."

Tony Hall, Account Director at Tag Worldwide had previous gym memberships, but said they "fell by the wayside when I had children about 8 years ago." "Focus Fitness UK gave me the kick start I really needed."

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