I mentioned in a previous post that I’d left my Business Development job, so I thought I’d explain what changed and what I’m doing now.
If I’m being honest, I was feeling unfulfilled at my old job, and needed something better suited to me as a person, and not just my skill set. I’d already made the decision to leave, when I was offered a role at Fitness Rewards.
Fitness Rewards is a company that provides Vitality Life and Serious Illness insurance, but there’s a slight difference: you can actually earn rewards for keeping active and being healthy. It makes sense really- the healthier you are, the less likely you are to have to claim on a policy. Smart, eh?
You get ‘points’ for doing 7,000 steps a day, going for a 30 minute run, buying healthy groceries, and even going to the dentist. These points are then converted into rewards, such as:
- A weekly Starbucks drink of your choice (Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone?)
- Free weekly cinema tickets for the family
- 50% off Garmin, Polar and Fitbit devices
- 50% off a pair of running shoes each year
- 40% off Eurostar (Disney Half Marathon?!)
- 75% (75 freakin percent!) off Champneys Spa days. Post marathon break maybe?
- 50% cashback at Evans Cycles (handy for me in my newbie cyclist stage)
All that, plus if you reach a certain points level (going from Bronze to Platinum), you get cashback. Literally: money for taking care of yourself like badass you are.
You might be able to see already why Fitness Rewards captured my attention.The policy is a no-brainer for me personally; I hit 7,000 steps almost daily on top of my regular exercise. And I bloody love Starbucks. But more critically, Fitness Rewards is trying to change the nation’s habits and prevent the rise of health issues like heart attacks, cancers and strokes. It’s a project I can really get behind on a personal level- this isn’t just about paying my bills.
So what do I do?
I’m an adviser, meaning I help people find the right insurance policy, plus make sure they get all the rewards they’re entitled to. I’m also working with the online running community UKrunchat to form Fitness Rewards partnerships with Athletics Clubs, Parkruns and gyms throughout the capital.
Didn’t I tell you it was exciting?!
Needless to say this job is a really good fit for me personally, as it means I get to get out there, meet people and make things happen! If you’re interested in Fitness Rewards, just get in touch!
Still working on meeting Jess Ennis and that sausage dog tho.
Lots of love