Everybody Health and Leisure announces plans for National Fitness Day 2022

By Matthew Shannon September 16, 2022

Everybody Health and Leisure announces plans for National Fitness Day 2022 as campaign calls for UK to prioritise physical health to support mental strength

Everybody Health and Leisure will throw open its doors on Wednesday 21st September to offer free activities for everyone to try as part of National Fitness Day 2022 – which is set to be the UK’s most active day of the year.

National Fitness Day, which takes place on Wednesday 21 September, will see a huge range of free events and taster sessions take place across the whole of the UK under the theme of “Fitness Unites Us”.

Everybody will be hosting activities including:

  • Try-athlon (Macclesfield Leisure Centre) – Wednesday 21st September
  • Health and Fitness combo classes – Wednesday 21st September
  • Virtual Meditation sessions dropping – Wednesday 21st September
  • New Les Mills experience launching – Saturday 24th September

National Fitness Day is the UK’s most active day of the year – in 2021 more than 22 million people were inspired to be active on the day.

This year the campaign will continue to encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to come together to recognise the importance of prioritising being active for our mental wellbeing as well as physical health.

The challenges posed by the cost of living crisis and the pandemic mean many people in the UK are facing tough choices every day, but by uniting through fitness, we can find the mental strength to help us cope.

Using the theme Fitness Unites Us, campaign organisers ukactive are encouraging fitness, sport and leisure providers across the UK to demonstrate the inclusive power of physical activity in bringing people from all walks of life together, in every community.

Free events and activities will take place in gyms, leisure centres, studios, parks, sports clubs, as well as online via digital platforms and apps, with millions of people set to to try a new activity and take the first step, no matter how small, to living a more active life.

You can also get involved by posting photos or messages on social media in the build-up to National Fitness Day, using #FitnessDay and sharing a message or picture showing how you stay active and why.

Dominic Crisp, Head of Operations at Everybody Health & Leisure, shares:” We are so excited to be back celebrating National Fitness Day in our centres this year. We can’t wait to welcome everyone, both members and non-members to come along and try out our free sessions to show people what our facilities have to offer. Our staff are ready to give you all the best health and fitness experience possible!”

Huw Edwards , CEO of ukactive, which coordinates the campaign, said: “Today, we are all faced with our own personal challenges, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by events at home and abroad – from the cost of living crisis and rising energy bills, to global conflict and war, or environmental concerns.

“That’s why this year, National Fitness Day is the perfect reminder for all of us to prioritise our health and wellbeing, whatever the challenges we face.

“Your local gym, pool, leisure centre, sports facility or online provider can help you to take the first step towards improving your physical and mental health, as well as to connect with other people in your community because fitness has a wonderful ability to unite us.

“There are a huge range of options for everyone to try, with staff on-hand to inspire and support you, whatever stage you are at.”

To try one of Everybody Health and Leisure’s free activities on National Fitness Day visit https://everybody.org.uk/national-fitness-day/

For more information, visit www.nationalfitnessday.com and for the latest updates follow @FitnessDayUK on Twitter and Instagram.


Notes to Editor

Everybody Health and Leisure is a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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