Wellness is theme of next Micebook event to achieve a good work-life balance

Health and wellness will be the theme of the next Micebook event, tackling stress, obesity and mindfulness.

Aimed at corporate, agency and freelance planners, The Calisthetics Games – Mice Edition is set be an all-round sports competition, the event aims to bring health and wellbeing to the forefront, regardless of athletic level.

The event on 14 November will include sessions geared towards nutrition and mindfulness, including: How to complete exercises at your office desk, How to hit the ground running after a long haul flight, and a 12-minute Calisthetics exercise program you can use for life.

The Calisthetics Games were created by coach, speaker and author Jason Allan Scott. As well as seeking out the ‘The Greatest Athlete’ in the hotel, hospitality, events, meetings and incentives sector, they will also measure the athletic and functional performance of planners of all sporting abilities – from ultramarathoners to couch potatoes.

Calisthetics founder and event organiser Jason Allan Scott is a keen supporter of initiatives which minimise the negative health impacts of conference-going.

Scott said: “I’m proud to work with event and hospitality professionals through my roles within both Calisthetics and the wider events industry. This initiative tackles an important issue by encouraging event profs to support visitors and staff in making healthier choices.

“Venues and event organisers are waking up to the role they can play as pillars, affecting the lives of the millions of people they look after every day; the Calisthetics Games has the objective to build on that through mobility, movement, mindfulness and athletic pursuits.

“As someone whose health and wellness was put to the test with MS, I’ve seen first-hand how incredible the events community is in adopting a better understanding of health and wellness in work spaces. It’s my mission to continue to work with the events industry to ensure we make a positive global impact upon the obesity crisis.”

Micebook founder Chetan Shah said: “The Calisthetics Games will give planners the opportunity to pause and really think about the vital role health and wellbeing plays within their busy lives.

“As well as finding out who are the real fitness champions within the events industry, we’ll also be exploring different aspects of health and wellbeing in a fun and interactive way. Working in events requires you to constantly adapt – from days spent static at your desk to non-stop rushing around onsite.

“During the educational sessions, we’ll be looking at strategies from exercise to mindfulness, which can give you more energy and help you feel more in control. These will include achieving a good work-life balance through effective time management to the 12-minute exercise programme you can do anywhere at any life stage.”

The event will take place at London warehouse venue Factory 45 on Wednesday November 14.The event educational sessions will start at 4pm, with the first Calisthetics Games session taking place at 5pm. This will be followed by networking sessions and the first Games Awards.