Friday 26th September 2014 is National Fitness Day and I’m excited and proud to have been asked to be an official Ambassador!
You all know how much fitness has done for me and I imagine that many of you reading this will also have stories to tell about how fitness has changed your life for the better. But that’s not the case for everyone.
The largest celebration of physical activity in the UK, run by not-for-profit health body ukactive, National Fitness Day sees the health and active lifestyle community unite to raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity, inspire people to get active and make it easy and fun to try something new with free taster sessions.
The National Fitness Day ‘Power Half Hour’ is a great place to start. Venues across the country are hosting free ‘Power Half Hour’ events on National Fitness Day – just 30 minutes out of your day, and you don’t even have to be a member to take part.
With brands such as Better Gyms, British Military Fitness, Club Company, Energie, Everyone Active, Fitness First, Gym Group, Pure Gym and Spirit Health Clubs on board offering a variety of free sessions from indoor cycling and bootcamp to yoga and pilates – there’s bound to be something that appeals. Find an event local to you here.
And if you live in London, Birmingham or Bristol then you have the chance to get involved in National Fitness Day – live through mass participation exercise events to be held at 12:30pm in London’s Covent Garden, Birmingham’s Victoria Square and Centre Promenade, Bristol city centre.
Get updates from National Fitness Day on Twitter (@FitnessDayUK), tweet them using the hashtag #fitnessday and connect with them on Facebook (National Fitness Day).
I think it’s a fantastic initiative to encourage people to be more active, or to try something new. Leave me a comment to let me know if you’re going to get involved and what session you choose to take part in. And perhaps I’ll bump into some of you in Covent Garden?!