National Fitness Day
National Fitness Day is the most active day of the year and the day to celebrate the role that physical activity plays across the UK. It is a day when people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities come together to celebrate the fun of fitness.
As part of GM Active, Bolton Arena is committed to building an active healthy community. In the wake of COVID-19 along with other leisure trusts we asked our members what our services meant to them, click the link below to see the results:
This year National Fitness Day will take place on Wednesday 23rd September – where we will encourage providers from across the UK to offer the general public free opportunities to be active in their local community.
The day brings the nation together to remind us why it’s good to move, highlighting the role that physical activity plays in helping us lead healthier, happier lives both physically and mentally. Why is this important? The UK faces a physical inactivity crisis, with evidence from ukactive showing that the average adult spends more time on the toilet every week than exercising. Physical inactivity leads to more than 20 long-term health conditions such as type-2 diabetes, some cancers and osteoporosis.
This is why National Fitness Day is so important – to inspire the nation to move a bit more and better understand the benefits of an active lifestyle. It is not only proven to improve our physical health, it also has an incredible effect on our mental health, our confidence, our social connections and helps us build better communities.
Coming together to be active is a great way to overcome the myriad of challenges we face across society. We want to champion the role that individuals and organisations play in supporting better community cohesion.
Of course, National Fitness Day isn’t just about one day, it’s about committing to change your routine for a lifetime of benefits, which is why we want people to share what they love about fitness throughout the year.
Use #Fitness2Me on social media – Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. To show us what Fitness means to you and how it’s helping you unite with others!
Bolton Arena offers the local community a large range of health and wellbeing opportunities for people of all ages. For more information check out the website to plan your fitness journey with us.