Hip to be Fit: CHHM's Healthy Workplace Initiative

Hip to be Fit: CHHM's Healthy Workplace Initiative

At CHHM, we don't just research health and mobility, we build it into our workplace culture. Our Centre is a place where staff, faculty, and trainees regularly participate in activities that contribute to their health and the well-being of their workplace community.

In 2013, with help from UBC's Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program, we launched our Hip to Be Fit program. This program is a staff-led, points-based physical activity and healthy eating program that is informed by in-house expertise and is guided by a broad review of the literature of healthy workplace initiatives.

Learn how our points-based program works:

CHHM's Hip to be Fit Program, Video by UBC's Healthy Workplace Initiative Program from Hip Health and Mobility on Vimeo.

Why a points-based system?

Given the convincing evidence base regarding incentive-based health promotion, the Hip to be Fit committee unanimously concluded that a points-based system was the best approach to get Centre members excited and engaged in participating in different activities to promote a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Given the abundance of expertise and certification amongst our diversified team, encouraging staff to lead a variety of different activities based on their interests not only maximizes our efforts, but ensures both longevity and sustainability of the program. Staff would be able to use their expertise to provide great classes and seminars for staff, which in the long-term would allow the committee to focus less on building the program, and more on communicating the healthy workplace culture that has developed.

  • Hip to be Fit Walking Group at False Creek
    Hip to be Fit Walking Group at False Creek
  • CIBC Run for the Cure
    CIBC Run for the Cure
  • 2014 CMH Vancouver Sun Run Team
    2014 CMH Vancouver Sun Run Team
  • Bike to Work Week Winning team
    Bike to Work Week Winning team
  • Hip to be Fit soccer team
    Hip to be Fit soccer team
  • Hip to be Fit soccer team
    Hip to be Fit soccer team
  • Hip to be Fit soccer team
    Hip to be Fit soccer team
  • Smoothie Demo
    Smoothie Demo
  • Smoothie Demo
    Smoothie Demo
  • Smoothie Demo
    Smoothie Demo
  • Personal training sessions offered as part of Hip to be Fit
    Personal training sessions offered as part of Hip to be Fit
  • Personal training sessions offered as part of Hip to be Fit
    Personal training sessions offered as part of Hip to be Fit
  • 2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
    Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
  • Hip to be Fit official launch
    Hip to be Fit official launch
  • CHHM Hip to be Fit gents raise money during Movember 2013
    CHHM Hip to be Fit gents raise money during Movember 2013
  • Soup\'s On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    Soup's On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • Soup\'s on socializing
    Soup's on socializing
  • Soup\'s On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    Soup's On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • Soup\'s On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    Soup's On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • 2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • Hip to be Fit wrap up 2013
    Hip to be Fit wrap up 2013
  • Hip to be fit end of season wrap up 2013
    Hip to be fit end of season wrap up 2013
  • Hip to be Fit wrap up 2013
    Hip to be Fit wrap up 2013
  • 2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
    2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
  • 2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
    Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
  • Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
    Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
  • Beach soccer during 2014 Summer BBQ
    Beach soccer during 2014 Summer BBQ
  • 2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
    2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
  • 2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
    2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
  • 2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
    2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
  • Hip to be Fit Walking Group at False Creek
    Hip to be Fit Walking Group at False Creek
  • CIBC Run for the Cure
    CIBC Run for the Cure
  • 2014 CMH Vancouver Sun Run Team
    2014 CMH Vancouver Sun Run Team
  • Bike to Work Week Winning team
    Bike to Work Week Winning team
  • Hip to be Fit soccer team
    Hip to be Fit soccer team
  • Hip to be Fit soccer team
    Hip to be Fit soccer team
  • Hip to be Fit soccer team
    Hip to be Fit soccer team
  • Smoothie Demo
    Smoothie Demo
  • Smoothie Demo
    Smoothie Demo
  • Smoothie Demo
    Smoothie Demo
  • Personal training sessions offered as part of Hip to be Fit
    Personal training sessions offered as part of Hip to be Fit
  • Personal training sessions offered as part of Hip to be Fit
    Personal training sessions offered as part of Hip to be Fit
  • 2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
    Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
  • Hip to be Fit official launch
    Hip to be Fit official launch
  • CHHM Hip to be Fit gents raise money during Movember 2013
    CHHM Hip to be Fit gents raise money during Movember 2013
  • Soup\'s On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    Soup's On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • Soup\'s on socializing
    Soup's on socializing
  • Soup\'s On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    Soup's On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • Soup\'s On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    Soup's On! Co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • 2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • Hip to be Fit wrap up 2013
    Hip to be Fit wrap up 2013
  • Hip to be fit end of season wrap up 2013
    Hip to be fit end of season wrap up 2013
  • Hip to be Fit wrap up 2013
    Hip to be Fit wrap up 2013
  • 2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
    2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
  • 2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
    2014 Summer beach BBQ co-hosted with the Trainee Committee
  • Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
    Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
  • Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
    Hip to be Fit members donate shoes to local cause
  • Beach soccer during 2014 Summer BBQ
    Beach soccer during 2014 Summer BBQ
  • 2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
    2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
  • 2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
    2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
  • 2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up
    2014 Hip to be Fit wrap up

Some of our Activities include:

  • Exercise classes
  • “Soups On” Monthly events
  • Stair climbing challenges
  • Lunch N Learns/Workshops
  • Soccer Team
  • Lunchtime Walking Groups
  • Healthy challenges

Are you are CHHM staff, faculty, or trainee and want to join Hip to be Fit? It's never too late to sign up!