Liverpool adults can receive prizes and rewards by keeping fit from today (1 November) as a new initiative is launched in the city.
Healthy lifestyle company, bounts will provide a series of challenges and prize draws to encourage residents and workers to be more physically active, working in partnership with Liverpool Council and Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
As of today a bounts app can be downloaded with the referral code ‘FitforMeLpool’, and will track users’ activity and allow them to earn points which can then be exchanged for high street vouchers alongside other offers and competitions.
Then on 7 November a challenge will launch, enabling those who have signed up to enter a prize draw.
The bounts app aims to offer an evidence-based incentive to encourage mass participation amongst adults aged 16 and over in physical activity across Liverpool, and is able to track frequency of activity.
The scheme is being supported by the city’s Fit for Me campaign, which is working to inspire people to be more physically active.
Councillor Tim Beaumont, Liverpool City Council’s mayoral lead for healthy living, says: “We are committed to helping the adult population of Liverpool become healthier and fitter and so we are excited to announce the scheme with bounts.
“It allows us to reward people to become a bit more active, which will have a positive and long term benefit to their health, but it also allows us to measure the success of the scheme in ways we have not been able to do in the past – this is what is revolutionary.”
Dr Maurice Smith, GP at Mather Avenue surgery in Allerton and Healthy Liverpool’s ‘Living Well’ clinical lead, adds: “Along with other incentives as part of Fit For Me, we hope that the city will continue to embrace our campaign and increase the amount of physical activity they take part in. It’s not just about running marathons or going to the gym, just 10 minutes more activity really can make the difference to your health and wellbeing.”