Fitness and the role that it plays in our lives has changed dramatically since the pandemic. While many have been forced to move their physical training and sports-related activities indoors, during lockdowns and due to gyms being closed temporarily, others have unfortunately stopped performing fitness activities altogether.
Although everyone’s case is different, it’s clear that now is an important time for people to start getting back into things if they haven’t done so already. And for those who have been lucky enough to find enjoyment in more individual exercises and sports more recently, it’s still an opportunity to start getting involved in team-based games once again.
As such, National Fitness Day is an important event that can help people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities spark their love for fitness once again — appreciating the positive impact it can have on physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing.
What You Need to Know
Under the theme ‘Fitness Unites Us’ this year’s national fitness day will aim to demonstrate the inclusive power physical activity can have. Through various activities and programs, it hopes to promote the role that both individuals and organisations within the sector have and will continue to play in supporting the health and wellbeing of people in the community.
The pandemic and the impact it has had on so many people’s lives will naturally be an important backdrop to this event, with an acknowledgement that everyone has been affected in some way but we must move forward into a post-pandemic world together.
Whether it’s amateur sports players who have taken a long break from their activities like football, netball, or rugby, or individuals who are only just now going back to their favourite gym classes, there’s no doubt that many have not yet picked things back up completely.
In short, the event encourages people in all situations to use physical activity, sports and exercise to look after our bodies, treat ourselves better and regain control over our lives.
How You Can Get Involved
Many gyms and leisure centres will be offering special activities for this date, so be on the lookout. This might include free classes, seminars, lectures or exhibitions. You’ll probably find many of your favourite fitness influencers offering special activities you can join in with too.
However, National Fitness Day is also simply about having fun and trying something new. Even if you just start cycling, walking or swimming by yourself, you’ll be doing your part.
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