Stretch Into Action

The ‘Stretch Into Action’ program aims at creating awareness of the importance of regular exercise and how if can benefit us at work. Performing warming up exercises at regular (but short) intervals throughout the working day will help minimise muscular fatigue and tension, ultimately improving overall health and fitness as well as reduce the potential for injury.

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Warming up the body before we start work (just like we do before exercising) increases blood flow and muscle temperature. This in turn increases muscle and joint elasticity and helps to relax tight muscles and joints.

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Whether you work in an office, in a factory, or as a sales rep we customise a warm-up program to suit the needs of our audience.


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What does the program involve?

This program aims at creating awareness of the importance of regular exercise and keeping healthy in relation to good wellbeing. Any job that requires repetitive movements, sustained postures or handling of material will benefit from the exercise regime that is developed during this program. A main objective of this program is a warm-up program that your employees will perform at the start of their shift, every day. The ‘Stretch Into Action’ program includes discussions on:

  • The recommended minimum exercise guidelines
  • What role regular exercise and stretching has on injury prevention
  • How to incorporate exercise at work
  • Discussions, demonstration and participation of the exercises developed specifically for the group

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Combining Stretch Into Action with our manual handling training (link to manual handling training page) provides a fantastic injury prevention program for your organization. Your employees will be educated on safe manual handling techniques specific to their working environment whilst also learning the importance of physically preparing your body before work commences.

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Typically the session duration is 1 hour, however we can tailor a program to suit your needs. Ideally, we limit group sizes to 15 participants to ensure safe facilitation of the exercises. This also allows for adequate group participation and learning. All our training programs include detailed handouts containing all the content covered in the program.

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What do you need to provide?

We require a training room or area with chairs, a data projector and laptop (we can provide the projector and laptop if needed). The area needs to be large enough for the group to stand and participate in the exercises.

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What benefits can you achieve from our ‘Stretch Into Action’ program?

  • Reduce employee potential to obtain a musculoskeletal or soft tissue injury and the effects they can have on production
  • Decrease staff turnover resulting from injuries
  • Boost staff/employee morale
  • Significant return on investment with a reduction in claims
  • Become an employer of choice by providing wellness programs to your employees
  • Improved return to work outcomes

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Call Job Fit on (03) 5977 0222 for more information and a free quote.