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Why more of us than ever are working out at work

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Uncommon, a co-working space, offers on-site fitness classes Credit: Uncommon

Once a month, in a conference room on one of the 11 floors of Google’s London office, you will find 25 executives lying on their backs, eye masks on, drifting off to the soundwaves emanating from a selection of gongs or crystal bowls being 'played'. This isn’t a one-off transplanted from the green juice hinterlands of their Silicon Valley HQ but symptomatic of the ever-blurring line between work and wellness, where businesses are racing to expand their physical and mental health offerings to employees.

In the two years since Laura Franses, who previously worked at Channel 4, set up Crystal Sound Lounge, things have “definitely changed” from the days of one broken treadmill in the basement constituting...

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