Thousands of Sheffield City Council staff are set to benefit from an innovative health and wellbeing programme to improve physical activity levels.

Leisure operator SIV has been selected to run a range of fitness classes and health programmes in the Health and Wellbeing Space at Sheffield City Council’s Moorfoot office.

SIV’s fitness specialists will initially deliver 14 morning, lunchtime and evening classes a week for employees from the office building on The Moor.

Over the next 12 months, they will also put on a variety of other activities and opportunities for employees across the Council in health and physical activity.

The new health and wellbeing programme is set to launch on 1 May 2016 in partnership with Activity Sheffield, Sheffield City Council.

SIV is part of the not-for-profit Sheffield City Trust (SCT), whose primary objective is to improve the health and wellbeing of Sheffield people by providing facilities for sport and leisure activities.

Rob Womack, Healthy Partnerships Manager for SIV, said: “We’re really proud to have been chosen to deliver this exciting Health and Wellbeing programme for Sheffield City Council employees.

“It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to build our partnerships with Sheffield City Council and Activity Sheffield to help improve the health and wellbeing of thousands of staff by running a range of fitness sessions for all abilities at Moorfoot and across the Council.

SIV operates 17 sport, leisure and entertainment venues on behalf of SCT including Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Heeley Swimming Pool and Beauchief Golf Course.

Diana Radford, Head of Physical Activity at Sheffield City Council, said “We are delighted that the health and wellbeing offer for Council staff continues to grow. Physical activity has so many benefits. It is proven to help you feel better, look better even sleep better, put simply it can improve your quality of life. Doing something is better than doing nothing, come and join in and give it a go!”

For more information, visit www.siv.org.uk.