With the Rio Olympic Games having now finished and the Paralympic Games only days away, we’re inviting you to get into the spirit of the Games and sign up for a sporting challenge with a difference.

Be inspired by Rio!

‘Shake Up September’ is a national activity challenge inviting you to try out as many Olympic and/or Paralympic sports as possible throughout the month of September.

We spend up to 60% of our waking hours at work and an estimated 40 per cent of people do not exercise enough, according to Public Health England. To help combat this issue we hope to inspire businesses and encourage workers to get active in and around the working day.

Be inspired by Team GB

Be inspired by Team GB and try at least five different sports throughout ‘Shake Up September’. The more activities you log via the Workplace Challenge website or mobile app, the more points you will earn for your workplace as you go for gold on the national and local leaderboards.

Each day throughout September, the National Workplace Challenge will be showcasing a different Olympic or Paralympic sport on social media, demonstrating how workers can get away from the desk or leave the factory floor in search of sport and activities.

There is also a Shake Up September BINGO card (pdf) and you can share your success on social media via #ShakeUp2016. Workplaces are encouraged to try the 23 different sports featured on the bingo card and to complete a line of the card by taking part in the featured sports.

For more information about Shake Up September, please visit the Workplace Challenge website.

Find an activity near you

To help you get started, why not check out the Kent Sport website to find out what sports/activities are on offer in your local area. Remember the more sports you try, the more points you earn! Spot Prizes will be awarded to individuals throughout the month for just taking part.