Facebook pixel
Blog

Putting the Fit in Kwik Fit: car workers top exercise poll

Kwik Fit | Monday 9th June 2014 2:00pm

tyre fitter with fitting machine

It turns out that Kwik Fit might well be an apt name for the company. Car workers and mechanics have topped a new survey carried out by The British Heart Foundation to find the most physically active profession.

The survey, in which 2,000 workers were quizzed about their regular exercise routines, found that mechanics exercise on average 4.44 times per week!

Other professions that were found to take regular exercise included marketing & PR, IT & telecoms and Bankers who all placed in the top 8 professions. But while these workers are more likely to spend their day behind a desk (thus making exercise a refreshing change of scenery), our fitting teams are on their feet carrying out physically demanding tasks including tyre fitting, exhaust repairs, and brake replacements all day, so to then go home and take on a personal exercise routine is no mean feat!

Those surveyed were asked what their motivation was for doing exercise with the top 3 responses being to improve physical fitness (60%), to live a healthier lifestyle (55%) and to lose weight (46%).

The research was commissioned to launch the British Heart Foundationís campaign to get more people to take up cycling as a form of exercise and to get involved in one of the many charity cycles that the organisation runs each year to raise money for life-saving research.

Tags : News

Services Search for Tyres, MOT and Servicing with your vehicle registration.
registration plate


Tyre Search By Size Unsure where to find your tyre size? Click here.





Exclusive Online Tyre Pricing

We are committed to offering customers our most competitive tyre prices. Read about our exclusive online tyre pricing.

Locate A Centre

Kwik Fit has over 600 centres across the UK including Northern Ireland, many of which are open 7 days a week for your convenience.

FAQs

We offer a series of FAQs to help you learn more about our services or your vehicle.

Customer Services

0800 75 76 77
You can reach our customer services team 7 days a week between 7:00am and 10:00pm.