Exergamer

Do you love the idea of playing games and exercising? Then we have the perfect job for you!

As one of the UK’s leading sports multivitamin companies we have an invested interest in health and wellbeing, and one of the biggest trends to come out of the last 15 or so years is exergaming.

You might be wondering what exergaming is. Well, if you were one of the millions of people who played Pokémon Go, or had a dance mat or Wii Fit, then you’ve already played an exergame! It’s essentially the application of exercise to a game, and has proven effective in motivating consumers to participate in physical activity.

We of course are interested in the relationship between gaming, one of the world’s most popular recreational activities, and exercise, one of the world’s most popular leisure activities.

You might be thinking why now? The current pandemic has impacted every element of our lives, including our fitness habits. A recent survey we conducted of 2,100 members of the British public discovered almost half (48%) of British adults have participated in some sort of ‘virtual exercise’ whilst in lockdown. (Virtual exercise could mean an exergame, VR program or streamed social media workout - essentially any form of exercise that is facilitated through the application of technology.)

With advancements in technology and the growing concern around our modern diet and lifestyle, it’s likely exergaming will become the future of fitness.

We’re looking to hire four members of the public to be our official Exergamers, which will require successful applicants to complete one hour of exergaming a day for the duration of a month.

We’ll pay you £500 for your trouble (although it doesn’t seem so bad does it!) and provide a Nintendo Switch and 4 games - Ring Fit Adventure, Just Dance 2020, Zumba Burn It Up and Arms so you can complete the activity.

You’ll be required to keep a detailed health and wellbeing diary, monitoring their weight, mood and energy levels throughout the study, which will need to be submitted to us at the end of each week (every Friday). It’s important that each Exergamer continues with their normal diet, as we are not assessing this variable. The aim of our study is to see if one hour of exergaming is effective in improving general health and wellbeing.

Applicants are required to have a BMI between 25 and 29, must be aged between 18 and 65 years old, and have no underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis or heart disease. We’re recruiting two females and two males to fill the four roles.

So if you think this sounds like something you’d be interested in doing for a month, please read through the job specification and fill out the below form by the 29th May! Please note due to the number of applications we’re anticipating, we will only be able to get in touch with shortlisted candidates.

Entry requirements
  • No previous experience or qualifications needed
  • Must be able to accept the delivery of a Nintendo Switch and 4 games
  • No underlying health conditions
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 65 years old
  • BMI between 25 and 29

Job specification
  • One off £500 payment to complete one hour of exergaming a day and weekly reports
  • Fixed term contract of one month
  • Start date 5th June, end date 3rd July
  • Product and delivery costs covered