On 07 June 2019 a group of Wealthsmiths™ took part in a wellness spinning challenge at Bellville head office. 6 bikes were organised and 48 people took part over 2 hours.

The purpose of the event was a reminder to staff to remain active even in winter. The event also proved to be a great fun for teams who came to support and cheer colleagues who were spinning. Businesses such as Sanlam Individual Life, PAC and Actuarial booked a bike and had staff on ‘their bike’ for the full two hours. The enthusiasm from spinners and supporters created lots of energy at the session and hopefully greater wellness-awareness among staff at Sanlam.

The spinning challenge was organised by wellness champions, spearheaded by Elaine Kerchhoff and Bevan Louw – actuarial wellness champions. We also thank Chantal Paul (SPF HR), Julia Fourie (Group Wellness Chairperson), Group Events and Zone Fitness for supporting the initiative.

This is a great example of a wellness initiative that is run by staff, for staff. We’re sure you could arrange something similar in your work-world, sometime soon…