CIOB creates virtual fitness club for members and staff during Coronavirus

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has unveiled a new virtual fitness club for its 50,000 members around the world to improve physical and mental health and stay connected amid the isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

A club for members and staff has been created on social fitness app Strava, which tracks movements such as walking, running and cycling, listed as "The Chartered Institute of Building".

The CIOB group is available through Strava’s website or mobile application, both of which are free.

Caroline Gumble, CIOB chief executive, said: "We want to find ways to support members and staff during these unprecedented times.

"We’ve set up this online club so that members across the world can connect with each other, and us, maintain their fitness and take some time out of their day for themselves.

"But it’s important to stay safe – we urge those who do take part to do so responsibly and in line with the public health guidance of the country they live in.

"There is great strength in our community, and this is one way we can support, adapt and connect with each other."

CIOB staff or members can access the Strava club here.

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