National Fitness Day encourages the nation to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity across the UK.
It is also a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping us raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles.
National Fitness Day was founded back in 2011 by the énergie Group, the largest and fastest growing fitness franchise company in the UK. énergie Group then gifted National Fitness Day to ukactive in 2014 and we would like to thank énergie for doing so, as we are proud to continue to grow the event year on year.
National Fitness Day sees a huge range of activity options enjoyed by participants of all ages, such as ‘plank offs’, yoga and Pilates classes, treadmill challenges, high-street HIIT classes, dance-offs, mass walks, and many more.
Our aim to establish National Fitness Day as the most active day of the year doesn’t change; we aim to engage a range of audiences from the inactive to the already active across a variety of settings from the home to the high street, the office to the gym.
We encourage the thousands of clubs, parks, leisure centres, and gyms across ukactive’s membership to open their doors to welcome the public to get active on National Fitness Day. We also encourage schools, workplaces, and communities to get involved by running events and activities to suit their audience on National Fitness Day.
We know the benefits of regular exercise includes a healthier heart, increased wellbeing, and a better quality of life. However, many of us find getting fit a struggle. It becomes a challenge when it shouldn’t be – which is why we host National Fitness Day: to highlight the simple and easy steps you can make to become more physically active and all the while enjoy it.
Research shows that if you exercise in company, you are more likely to stick at it; the social atmosphere creates a positive environment which is important in helping us to have fun.
So grab a friend, family member, colleague, or team and join in on the most active day of the year to celebrate the fun of fitness!
” With lots of taster sessions and free events, National Fitness Day is a fantastic opportunity to encourage greater participation in physical activity, in line with our sports strategy.”
Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP