All public blog posts

Pole on a pole & a lunchtime display of BMEc teamwalk!

May

29

 
This week, Emily and Ola went to pole fitness and 'crushed it' as we now say in BMEc (see an earlier blog post). They went up the pole... Can our favourite Pole do it...? Yes she can! Zero...

The Story of BMEc and the Boundary Run

May

27

 
Well done James and Ola for completing today’s Boundary Run and achieving your CTGF goals and congratulations to John Bateman for his speedy time. James is even eating post-run grapes r...

Are we nearly there, yet?

May

26

 
Roving reporter JW brings you this week’s updates from Team BMEc: Oliver - Awesome walk to Lewes followed by a weekend of muscle toning via house and garden work. Georgie – “I wo...

Going the extra mile

May

26

 
More updates from MPS! Another day, another bunch of aerobic action over at MPS! This week we're kicking off with an update from Justine, who has some details of her efforts and lovely photos to a...

CTGF - What a difference a year makes

May

26

 
So this year's CTGF is a weekly program of gym, outdoor run, indoor cycle, a 25 min swim and 1 or 2 yoga classes. I'll also be trying out Charleston and Bouldering as group activities. Week 4 Monday...

The IT team went off-piste…

May

22

 
Although not part of Commit to get fit - because we are getting into this fitness thing - at lunchtime today we learnt how to hula hoop – ably taught by Susi. She was a dab hand (hip) at it and...

BMEc walk to Lewes and Shinong stepped in a cowpat...

May

22

 
So yes! This week the BMEc Commit to Get Fit Team went for a two hour hike after work on a lovely Wednesday afternoon. After constant checking of the weather forecast to see if it would be raining we ...

The dangers of mixing politics and religion (letter in The Guardian)

May

22

 
Giles Fraser rightly highlights the president of the Hindu Forum of Britain, Trupti Patel, arguing that only a Conservative government will defend the caste system in the UK but, unsurprisingly, goes ...

Broken Car, Frizzing Bees and Climbing Up The Walls

May

20

 
More commitment from MPS! Another update from MPS, this time a little closer to home - so no need for holiday-snap-jealousy. Felicity has an update on her activity this week, and Becky and Naomi h...

Marvellous Montenegro, Wonderful Wales & Delightful Derbyshire

May

20

 
Updates from our Foreign Correspondents! At Team MPS we enjoy sending our team off around the country to promote healthy living and exercise. This year for Commit to Get Fit, we sent 3 people off on...

BMEc Marking May Halfway

May

19

 
Team BMEc busy bonding in and on top of CTGF activities. Roving reporter JW brings you these updates from the field: Oliver - Really enjoying trying new things and spending a lot of time on the wa...

ITS go wild at Bouldering...

May

19

 
This week members of the IT team went bouldering… We felt apprehensive as we tried on our climbing shoes, were they supposed to be this tight? What if we fell off (hmm, turns out - not a pr...

CTGF - I love it when a plan comes together

May

18

 
So this year's CTGF is a weekly program of gym, outdoor run, indoor cycle, a 25 min swim and 1 or 2 yoga classes. I'll also be trying out Charleston and Bouldering as group activities. After last wee...

Careering Ahead.... finally!

May

18

 
Finally breaking the radio silence from Careering Ahead (CEC) CTGF team!! However, despite being silent, we are doing stuff, including lots of cycling to work, walking (including up Snowdon!), pilate...

ITS adventures in dance...

May

15

 
This week members of the IT team went to two dance classes… Bollywood and Egyptian dancing, from India to Egypt in a matter of days. Bollywood saw us taking elements ...

The Cap'n Walks The Plank (a.k.a. Coldean Lane)

May

15

 
Shivvering me timbers Our Team Captain, Becky, took up the challenge to walk home - although the weather wasn't as kind for her odyssey! Becky So, being the team captain and instigator of 'I ch...

Boxercise, The Long Walk Home and Mountain Goats

May

15

 
Another eclectic update from MPS! This week we have been taking the fitness to another level, getting involved in more physical activity and forgoing transportation home! Sizing Up Your Boxers Fi...

Walk; Forest Walk, special guest post by last year's CTGF blog runner up, Hilmi Jaidin!

May

12

 
“The woods are just trees, The trees are just wood.” - Stephen Sondheim When I was growing up, my superstitious mother used to tell me that if I looked into the wood...

Commit to get fit, Team BMEc? Easy trapeze-y...

May

12

 
Team BMEc have been quietly active so far in CTGF (aka I have neglected to write a blog post). We are greatly enjoying our shared spreadsheet where we log our activities though! Some diary highlights ...

Bouldering

May

12

 
Confession time: I have failed miserably at meeting my Commit to Get Fit goal of 30 minutes exercise a day. Our points system has also highlighted the difficulties of eating my 5 a day (I’m a ve...