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Fitness with MCL Medics
Resources to help you improve your fitness
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Since our new Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with MCL Medics launched on 1 August 2022, over 100 colleagues have downloaded the app, taking the first steps to improving their health and wellbeing.

MCL Medics provide three key services for all colleagues: 

  1. ​Online portal and App which offers a library of health and wellbeing articles. In addition to this, there are resources on nutrition and fitness, including yoga videos and a range of lifestyle information. This includes debt management, parenting and family guides and how to achieve a good work/life balance.
  2. Counselling Service that gives you the opportunity to benefit from one of our specialised dedicated counsellors who are on hand to help you over the telephone, via video and face to face.
  3. Access to their legal and financial helpline which supplies information and financial advice on a range of issues you may need help with.

Over the next month, we’ll be highlighting some of the areas of help available. This week we’re focusing on fitness.

MCL Medics has a range of fitness resources that will help you make better choices, featuring videos, articles and tool kits by qualified fitness instructors and physiotherapists.

When accessing MCL Medics (register using code: 646408), you can select the Fitness Portal, which brings up the support available:


A collection of videos from qualified fitness instructors demonstrating how to do various popular exercise techniques. Learn how to do a press up properly through to how to do the plank, burpees, lunges and many others correctly.

Gym Workouts:

A range of very different workouts to get you moving and to provide structure to your exercise routine. Whether you are exercising at home of in the gym, these workouts will provide structure and give you results you can see and feel.


A series of interval workouts including As Many Round As Possible (AMRAP) and Every Minute On the Minute (EMON) to help you work super hard. These exercises are a perfect format for building intensity, conditioning, endurance and mental toughness into your workouts.

Get Fit:

Looks at setting fitness goals using the SMART method to stay motivated and achieve your desired outcome. Set realistic goals to get fit and stay healthy with suggestions for a range of exercise programmes to suit all levels.


Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to help boost mental and physical wellbeing. Whether you are at your desk at work or having problems sleeping, there’s a suitable yoga exercise for you.

Other resources:

A collection of useful resources and helplines offering advice and information when you need it.

For more information about our EAP or MCL Medics, please click here


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