On Wednesday September 9th there will be free health and fitness sessions available to the public, members and non-members alike, to get thousands of people moving and taking part in the year’s biggest celebration of physical activity.
With over 800 sites already registered, this event is seen as the sector’s chance to showcase the great work being done every day as well as a way to engage potential new members and do something different for existing members.
Geraldine Tuck, Operations Director, ukactive commented: “To already have these major operators on board is a testament to the importance and value of National Fitness Day, because when we all come together on a single campaign we can more effectively raise our sectors profile in the eyes of the public.”
She added “With the help of these significant partners we will be able to deliver on our promise to make it the most active day of the year and get more people moving and enjoying being active. Last year was a huge success and this year promises to be even bigger.”
Across the country people will be given access to gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and park sessions as part of National Fitness Day. Schools and Members of Parliaments will also be taking part, with children joining in at primary schools across the UK and MPs being asked to ‘Move for Your Seat’.
Run by not-for-profit health body ukactive, National Fitness Day sees the health and physical activity lifestyle community unite to celebrate the benefits of physical activity, inspire people to get moving while making it easy and fun to try something new with free taster sessions.
National Fitness Day 2015 will build upon the success of last year, where nearly 2,000 venues opened their doors to run free exercise sessions, with the campaign reaching 27 million people across the country.