Law firm shaping up for a fitter practice


Newcastle based law firm Sintons has been taking some time out to invest in its employees’ health and wellbeing by teaming up with fast growing health and fitness company Speedflex.

As one of the largest law firms in the North East Sintons employs around 250  members of staff, all of whom were invited to attend 15 minute Speedflex Inbody health and well-being composition tests.

Over 50 people lined up for an appointment with a second day already being scheduled for the diary due to high demand!

Cath Jenkins co-owner of the Jesmond Speedflex centre explains: “Body composition tests can be very insightful for a lot of people. So many of us use our weight as an indicator of health and fitness and many people are surprised by the results of a composition analysis.”

The test is carried out on an InBody 720 machine, which is usually located in the Speedflex centre in Jesmond, but for the day was temporarily moved into Sintons’ office to make the process easier for staff to attend.

The InBody 720 takes two minutes to calculate a person’s weight, muscle mass, percentage body fat, balance, water content and the potentially dangerous measurement; visceral fat.

“Visceral fat is arguably the most important as this is an indication of how much fat is stored around your abdominal organs and people with a high result could be at risk,” added Cath.

Alan Dawson, Chairman of Sintons said: “There was a strong sense of friendly rivalry across Sintons when Speedflex’s InBody came to our office. Over 50 staff took part to learn some vital statistics about their overall health and wellbeing. It is very reassuring to know we are a relatively fit group, with some real fitness stars in there they know who they are!

“Being a ‘people business’, keeping staff healthy is particularly important to us and it’s great to experience at first hand Speedflex’s unique approach to bringing health and fitness, literally, into the centre of the workplace.”

Graham Wylie, Chairman of Speedflex, said, “We are looking to actively engage with local businesses to promote health and wellbeing. We believe Speedflex is life changing and we can prove it. We are more than happy to bring this technology to any business in Newcastle who would like to give it a go and see ‘life-changing’ results for their staff.

“Speedflex appeals to many different types of people from busy professionals, pensioners, middle aged men and women, people with weight concerns to recreational and professional athletes.

“We want everyone in the North East to have a Speedflex Inbody assessment using our new technology and see the results. We would love them to give Speedflex a try for two or three weeks too it’s easy, enjoyable, safe and addictive but, more importantly, anyone can then have another assessment to see the improvements in such a short space of time.”

Speedflex Europe was formed in 2011 by North East based businessmen Graham Wylie, founder of Sage Software, Paul Ferris, Barrister, former Professional Footballer and Physiotherapist at Newcastle United Football Club and former NUFC and England footballer Alan Shearer.


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