NEWS
Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day
POSTED 23 Sep 2020 . BY Tom Walker
National Fitness Day 2020 was kicked off by global adventurer and Be Military Fit ambassador Bear Grylls Credit: ukactive
The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during National Fitness Day 2020.

Gyms, leisure facilities and activity providers have hosted thousands of free events, helping to make it the most physically active day of the year.

Schools took part in a syncronised 10 minutes of activity at 10am, while workplaces hosted wellbeing and exercise sessions.

Local clubs and community groups have also pitched in by holding virtual and physical events to showcase their activities.

The day was kicked off by global adventurer and Be Military Fit (BMF) ambassador, Bear Grylls, who called for the nation to get active as he hosted a UK-wide group workout session, which was live-streamed from Battersea Power Station.

National Fitness Day is facilitated by ukactive and was founded and previously operated by the énergie Group.

The theme for National Fitness Day 2020 was ‘Fitness Unites Us’, as communities across the UK came together to celebrate fitness and the power it has to bring people together, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There has never been a better time to understand the importance of physical activity and fitness in our lives," Bear Grylls said.

“It’s been such a hard year for so many with the COVID-19 pandemic, but physical activity has helped millions of people to find connection and to stay strong, both physically and mentally.

“National Fitness Day is about making sure everyone has the opportunity to be more active, whether that’s in the great outdoors, through local fitness and leisure facilities, at school, in the workplace, or with an online workout at home.

“We hope to empower everyone to try something new and make a positive change to their life.”

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, added: "We have been flooded with excited messages from people who took part in the day, and our members have delivered thousands of fantastic free events across the whole country for people to try.

“Sadly, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the inequalities in activity levels for some of the most vulnerable people in society, but National Fitness Day is a chance to show the importance of physical activity for all.”
 


CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2020

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day...
25 Oct 2020 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

23 Sep 2020

Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day
BY Tom Walker

National Fitness Day 2020 was kicked off by global adventurer and Be Military Fit ambassador Bear Grylls

National Fitness Day 2020 was kicked off by global adventurer and Be Military Fit ambassador Bear Grylls
photo: ukactive

The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during National Fitness Day 2020.

Gyms, leisure facilities and activity providers have hosted thousands of free events, helping to make it the most physically active day of the year.

Schools took part in a syncronised 10 minutes of activity at 10am, while workplaces hosted wellbeing and exercise sessions.

Local clubs and community groups have also pitched in by holding virtual and physical events to showcase their activities.

The day was kicked off by global adventurer and Be Military Fit (BMF) ambassador, Bear Grylls, who called for the nation to get active as he hosted a UK-wide group workout session, which was live-streamed from Battersea Power Station.

National Fitness Day is facilitated by ukactive and was founded and previously operated by the énergie Group.

The theme for National Fitness Day 2020 was ‘Fitness Unites Us’, as communities across the UK came together to celebrate fitness and the power it has to bring people together, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There has never been a better time to understand the importance of physical activity and fitness in our lives," Bear Grylls said.

“It’s been such a hard year for so many with the COVID-19 pandemic, but physical activity has helped millions of people to find connection and to stay strong, both physically and mentally.

“National Fitness Day is about making sure everyone has the opportunity to be more active, whether that’s in the great outdoors, through local fitness and leisure facilities, at school, in the workplace, or with an online workout at home.

“We hope to empower everyone to try something new and make a positive change to their life.”

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, added: "We have been flooded with excited messages from people who took part in the day, and our members have delivered thousands of fantastic free events across the whole country for people to try.

“Sadly, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the inequalities in activity levels for some of the most vulnerable people in society, but National Fitness Day is a chance to show the importance of physical activity for all.”



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Cash boost for Northern Ireland in landmark VAT case
Cash boost for Northern Ireland in landmark VAT case   23 Oct 2020

Mid Ulster District Council (MUDC) in Northern Ireland has won a landmark VAT case, which could see councils in the country receive a multi-million .... more>>
UK-based creative companies launch 'Vigilante Group' to shake up experience sector
UK-based creative companies launch 'Vigilante Group' to shake up experience sector   23 Oct 2020

Six UK-based creative companies have teamed up to launch the Vigilante Group, described as a "rebellious team of creative companies" looking to .... more>>
Noella Gabriel promoted to Elemis’ global president in leadership shake up
Noella Gabriel promoted to Elemis’ global president in leadership shake up   23 Oct 2020

Elemis has appointed its co-founder and president of Elemis USA, Noella Gabriel, to global president, effective immediately. The decision is part .... more>>
Nobu continues global expansion and announces plans for debut African property in Marrakech
Nobu continues global expansion and announces plans for debut African property in Marrakech   23 Oct 2020

Global lifestyle brand Nobu Hospitality, founded by Robert De Niro, Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper, is continuing its global expansion with a new .... more>>
UK leisure centres can bid for £100m of government support
UK leisure centres can bid for £100m of government support   22 Oct 2020

The government has pledged to invest £100m in supporting public leisure centres this winter, as part of a £1bn additional support package for local .... more>>
COVID-19 is helping hoteliers recognise the value of spa revenue, says Emlyn Brown
COVID-19 is helping hoteliers recognise the value of spa revenue, says Emlyn Brown   22 Oct 2020

Accor’s global VP of wellbeing, Emlyn Brown, believes COVID-19 has provided a platform for hotel spas in city locations to leverage the local market .... more>>
Company profile


Physical Company Ltd

Physical Company supply over 1,900 product lines including some of the most pioneering pieces of kit in the industry.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes

Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes

Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK More>>




in this issue

• Gyms on the high street – it's a go!
• JD Gyms buys Xercise4Less out of administration
• Family operator, GetSetGo! reveals launch plans



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Bracknell, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Visitor services officer
Salary: £20,752pa
Location: Wendover, Aylesbury, UK
Company: Forestry England
Visitor services assistant
Salary: £18,235pa FTE
Location: Wendover, Aylesbury, UK
Company: Forestry England
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




23-25 Oct 2020

FIBO Africa

Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Profile: Stephen Hulme
We look back on the career of Everyone Active CEO Stephen Hulme More>>
  Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
The future of leisure in times of austerity More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Community: Bright Hart Lane
Grant Cornwell on the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s community work More>>
  Sports: Play to the crowd
When public sector budgets are tight, crowdfunding is an attractive option More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd