Fitness is often the first thing to go when life gets busy.

Exerk exists to buck that trend.

 
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Exerk's beginnings

Launched with the 52 sporting challenges in 52 weeks campaign, Exerk (a mish-mash of exercise and work) has now expanded into sporting events, team challenges, writing and campaigning.

Annie’s motivation to start Exerk stemmed from a heightened awareness of how crazy it is that we, 'modern human civilisation,' spend so much time sitting.

Fitting exercise into our lives can be tough. Our good intentions fall away at the smallest obstacle...the push of a lift button, a dark rainy morning or hitting snooze on your alarm. 

Click to watch a video about the 52in52 (2min27)

Annie Ross

The mind and energy behind Exerk, it was me who had the crazy idea to commit to 52 sporting challenges in 52 weeks while working in banking! The video on this page gives a flavour of the year.

The most amazing thing was that over 450 people joined me over the year, with the charity I was supporting, Sported, doing their own Team52 too. Challenges ranged from 5km swims and triathlons to mountain biking, circle line running relays, hulahooping and roller blading. 

Along the way, I became a health & fitness columnist for the Evening Standard Online, and contributor to others too - Red Bull Media and The Huffington Post for example.

I have since left banking and now work full time on helping people find their fun in staying active through awesome sporting challenges (like the I Move London Relay and the Team52), writing and a few other cool projects too!

Exerk in the media

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