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…
Colin was a medical practitioner (GP) from 1988 to 2000. Since then he has worked in the wellness field, designing, developing and delivering various products and services. Out of clinical practice for many years now he no longer practices medicine formally but retains a keen interest in helping people become more-well versions of themselves. He acts as a wellness coach and not as a medical practitioner today.
Colin's approach and philosophy is based on empowerment: the notion that people only need a little help to make choices they usually already want to anyway - it's about respect and support rather than instruction or correction.
Colin lives at the Vaal Dam with his wife Cathy. He spends time walking mountains, cycling, motorbike riding, kayaking, sailing and always looking for better & better balance.