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To the top with the fit employees of Accenture

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Accenture strongly believes in healthy employees who feel good about themselves. A climb to the top of the Passo Dello Stelvio will mark the end of a sporting 2018.

Accenture is an international consultancy company that offers services for management, technology and outsourcing. As a company, they strongly believe in healthy employees who feel good about themselves. This is why they took up with the Fit At Work programme in 2016.

The employees from the Belgian and Luxembourg branches are hereby encouraged to live healthier lives. This is done through nutritional tips, training schedules and activity tracking via a digital platform. We regularly organise healthy eating workshops, and the employees get the opportunity to participate in many sporting events at all levels with their colleagues. Today, the Accenture Fit At Work community consists of more than 1,300 sporting members.

Each Fit At Work year is concluded with a sporty group finale. In 2016 and 2017, this was the Poco Loco Triathlon in Roeselare (watch the video); last year, the employees jointly travelled 250,000 km - swimming, cycling, walking and running – to raise money for micro entrepreneurs worldwide.

I want to show that it is possible to combine a busy job with sports. A healthy body and healthy mind are simply necessary to perform well in your professional life. Koenraad Schelfaut, Fit At Work Ambassadeur 2018

In 2018, 10 Fit At Work Ambassadors (5 women and 5 men) are taking on the challenge to climb the legendary Passo Dello Stelvio during the Climbing for Life event in June. They all have little to no cycling experience, but are determined to change their lifestyle to complete the mythical ride. They should also be able to inspire their other colleagues to live healthier and work on their fitness.

To ensure the challenge is completed successfully, the participants receive personal coaching and guidance from Energy Lab. They were extensively screened and received a customised food and training plan. Other sporty colleagues will accompany and encourage them in the mountains, whether or not on a bicycle. It will be an unforgettable team experience in Northern Italy.

Good luck to all the participants and to their sporty colleagues!

Photo Credits: http://collthings.co.uk

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