National Fitness Day encourages the nation to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity across the UK. 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. The 2020 version takes place today, Wednesday 23 September.
National Fitness Day is a day when people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities come together to celebrate the fun of fitness. Providers from across the UK are encouraged 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.
The day falls in the inaugural Great British Week of Sport, which is running this week. The Great British Week of Sport runs in partnership with the European Week of Sport, showcasing the benefits of an active lifestyle across the continent. During the week, each day will have a specific theme, to ensure a wide reach of the #BeActive message and the opportunity for a greater variety of people to take part – the week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. Today's theme is National Fitness Day.
The EFL Trust and clubs across the country have been keeping people active during the past six months where there have been restrictions on movement. Brentford FC Community Sports Trust ran their #BeeatHome and #BeeWell initiatives, that are still ongoing. See more here. The EFT Trust ran a #FITFANS initiative and more can be seen below.