National Fitness Day is upon us. The role physical activity plays in our lives is vital for supporting our health and wellbeing. At Air IT we're proud to play our role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the IT infrastructures of many sport and membership organisations, as we know IT is a vital component in any business in the 21st century.

Ever since our foundation, Air IT has been a proud IT partner and sponsor of many sports clubs and membership organisations including the likes of England Hockey, Archery GB, Volleyball England, Nottingham Rugby and many more.

As a longstanding partner of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, we’re the leading provider of managed IT and communication services to the sector in the UK and understand the unique needs and challenges facing sporting organisations today. That’s why this National Fitness Day (NFD), we’re sharing how we’ve supported clients both on and off the pitch, and how we can help similar organisations future-proof their overall use of technology.

 

Supporting the Magpies on and off the pitch

For the fifth year running, Air IT is proud to continue the role of Notts County FC’s official IT partner. Our partnership with the Magpies has seen the modernisation of the club’s IT infrastructure which involved installing site-wide guest Wi-Fi as well as providing a leased line for super-fast internet and telephony for the club’s off-pitch activities.

We’re excited to see fans back in the Air IT Kop Stand this season, watching the Magpies continue their brilliant unbeaten run at the start of the season.

Blog post: Read more about our partnership with the world’s oldest club football team

Getting involved

We love taking part in fitness events. In July our team took part in the Derbyshire County Cricket Foundation’s T20 Walkathon 2021.  As well as our team taking part in the event, Air IT was proud to be the headline sponsor of the event that raised more than £4,000 for community projects, like the Foundation’s summer holiday camp.

The 20-mile route took walkers through the picturesque Derbyshire countryside, visiting beauty spots and occasional pit stops at local cricket clubs for refreshments. Upon their return, the walkers were invited to spectate the T20 match between Derbyshire Falcons and Worcestershire Rapids.

The event was a brilliant opportunity for us to attend in-person events once again. After a year of working from home, our team were chomping at the bit to get back out into the community and take part in a brilliant event raising much-needed funds for the projects tackling issues that affect local communities, showing the power that sport has to bring people together to better the community.

 

Air IT staff and mascots in front of Air IT stand
Air IT and their mascot, Tech Tom, join Derbyshire CCC and Freddie the Falcon

National Fitness Day

Forming part of the Great British Week of Sport, supported by Sport England, NFD inspired 19.1 million people to get active in 2020, smashing the target of 10 million, making it the most successful National Fitness Day to date. As is the case with most data collected last year, it appears that disruption from COVID-19 may have played its part in the exceptionally high uptake last year. It is assumed NFD 2020 had given people a notice to regain the fitness lost in the lockdowns of the prior 6 months.

Though NFD is designed for getting people to give themselves a health check, why not spare a thought for your organisation’s IT system health? We all know the part technology has had to play in the last 18 months, and its significance in helping people adapt to working from home. Now that this is the norm, it’s always worth reviewing your IT and communications strategy to make sure it’s still meeting needs, delivering value and supporting the need for more agile and flexible working.

 

Arrange a Free IT Audit

With hybrid working moulding the future of the workplace, why not book an IT audit with Air IT today and find out how we can help you take your business to the next level through technology.