Challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic have had a huge impact on the wellbeing of care sector employees, who have been on the front line of the crisis, working tirelessly in the face of challenges such as illness, shortages, and changing restrictions and guidelines.
In a brand new initiative to boost wellbeing of care sector employees, Oomph! is offering complimentary access to the InstructorLive exercise platform for care providers who are signed up to the Oomph! On Demand platform. This aims to help employees get fit, happy and healthy, and offers providers a perk to aid employee retention.
Employee Health and Wellbeing
InstructorLive is an inclusive platform providing an extensive range of programmes in varying levels of ability, including HIIT, Aerobics and Yoga. Established in 2012 and accredited by the NHS, InstructorLive has a wide variety of on-demand workouts, motivational tips and nutritious recipes available.
With 800+ workouts and live, personalised support, they are committed to helping care sector teams feel amazing and reach fitness goals. With programmes as short as 10 minutes, there is something to suit all needs and fit exercise around shifts and into the busiest of schedules.
Care teams will also have access to a virtual InstructorLive community on Facebook that hosts weekly live classes with guest teachers as well as talks from industry professionals.
Whilst also giving care sector teams the chance to set and achieve fitness goals, the initiative aims to increase staff retention in the sector. In 2021, Skills for Care found that many care providers reported that recruitment and retention is now more difficult than before the pandemic.
All care home, sheltered housing, retirement living, hospital and domiciliary care providers who are subscribed to Oomph! On Demand are able to offer the added benefit of InstructorLive exercise programmes to employees to look after their own health and wellbeing. This benefit enables employees to stay happy and healthy as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect both their working and personal lives, increasing job satisfaction.
Partnership for Residents
The Oomph! On Demand platform provides engaging exercise and activity content for care providers to use 365 days a year, across a diverse range of topics and meeting a range of interests and abilities.
Not only are care employees offered complimentary InstructorLive access as part of the partnership, but Oomph! On Demand is also hosting InstructorLive videos for residents, with a wide range of topics, including chair ballet, pilates for balance and a Beditation series. The fun videos have already proved a huge success, with residents regularly taking part in the sessions.