You’ve got to StrollwithIT

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to disperse and work from home, blurring the lines between the workplace and the place that we tend to relax. Let’s use this opportunity to build connections new and old.

Coming back together, one step at a time.

This September, why not reach out to your friends and colleagues and take on the StrollwithIT challenge.

Walking is one of the most accessible exercises that we can do, and offers us a unique opportunity to keep active, improve our physical and mental health, whilst also reconnecting with others.

It’s never been more important to take care of wellbeing. Now that we’re able to spend a little bit more time outdoors let’s seize the opportunity to reconnect with the people and environment around us.

Juice is all about social wellbeing, enabling people to share their hobbies, interests, and talents with colleagues to create remarkable places to work. We wanted to remain true to this ethos with StrollwithIT.

StrollwithIT has been designed to be simple, easy to engage with, and free to enter. You have throughout August to register your team before entries close and the six-week challenge starts on August 31st 2020.

Being mindful of current events we’re doing the responsible thing and putting a maximum of five team members. Use your open spaces to see each other face-to-face, but be sure to comply with social distancing measures.

We’ll be making use of social media throughout the challenge so make sure you check in with #StrollwithIT to stay in the loop.

Key info before you sign up

  • Duration – The step challenge will last six weeks and launches on Monday 31st August. You have until close of play Sunday 30th August to submit your teams.
  • Team Captains – We’re going to lead on all the email communications you don’t need to worry about it. All you need to do is submit your team’s total steps for the previous week into one simple form. The form will be sent to you first thing on a Monday morning.
  • Teams – Having teams of us to five people instead of doing the challenge individually has loads of benefits. However, if you would prefer, you can sign up on your own, too.
  • Team members – Linked to the above, if you’re a team member please share your total steps for the week with your team caption each Monday. Don’t make them chase you.
  • League table – The challenge is designed to allow anyone to take the top spot. Rather than taking the total number of steps and putting it into a league table, instead we’ll be working from the team’s weekly average.
  • Measuring steps – Some team members will have access to smart watches or step trackers, but most phones also have this functionality. This ensures that everyone with a modern mobile device can get involved.
  • Wheelchair users – If you’re a wheelchair user we would love to have you involved, too. The recommended 10,000 steps is approximately 5 miles. If you measure the distance that you’ve covered on a fitness tracker or smartphone during the day then you could make a conversion from there.