Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer group Rygor has thrown down the gauntlet to colleagues in the transport industry to take part in its ‘Bring Sally Up’ squat challenge to raise funds for the NHS and Ben.
The challenge forms part of Rygor’s work by its Wellness programme, which launched in 2018 and has since expanded with fitness classes, events and regular team updates, as well as putting some of team members through Mental Health First Aider training with Mental Health First Aid England.
Management continues to share RygorWellness messages with the team during the pandemic and has also launched a text service to communicate with employees and are utilising it to share weekly wellness updates, which include resources for mental and physical health.
This includes the new squat challenge.
Paul Reed, Rygor owner director, explained: “The transport industry is working incredibly hard right now to keep critical vehicles on the road and delivering essential items to the vulnerable. I have been in this industry a long time, longer than I care to admit sometimes! But, this means I have some incredible friends and colleagues in the transport sector. I want to challenge my peers and their teams to look after their wellbeing too and join me and the Rygor team in the ‘Bring Sally Up’ challenge, where you squat in time with the song ‘Flower’ by Moby (which is about three minutes long). When the song says, “bring Sally down”, you go to the bottom of a squat and hold until you hear “bring Sally up” then you stand. Repeat to the completion of the song.
“We want to see our transport industry friends sharing their videos on social media, using our Twitter handle @RYGOR, so we can see their efforts! Then, nominate three (or more) colleagues to do the same! Please make sure you stay safe and practice good social distancing. We have set up a Virgin Money Giving page in aid of NHS Charities Together and BEN, the automotive industry charity, if you would like to then donate £3,” Reed added.
To find details of the charity donations, go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RygorCharitiesoftheYear2020 and choose the ‘Bring Sally Up’ Squat Challenge.