Local leisure centres to offer free activities on National Fitness Day 2021


Local leisure centres will offer free exercise classes as part of National Fitness Day 2021 on Wednesday 22nd September – which is set to be the UK’s most active day of the year.

Selected centres in Southwark*, operated by Everyone Active on behalf of Southwark Council, will host activities including free exercise classes and free PT taster sessions (30 minutes) for all members.

The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Fitness Unites Us’, with communities across the country uniting to recognise our common interest in fitness and the social and mental power of being active.

Everyone Active’s regional contract manager, Mark Basker, said: “We’re delighted to get behind National Fitness Day. It’s a fantastic opportunity for people to try out a new activity or class for free and to celebrate the benefits of being active.

“This initiative has been supported by Everyone Active for several years and we’re really pleased to see it continue to grow.

“This year is a chance to celebrate leisure activity in all forms and we’re excited to welcome the local community to get active at our centres.”

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, which coordinates the campaign, said: “National Fitness Day has become the most active day of the year, powered by our incredible physical activity sector, helping millions to create habits that last a lifetime.

“Following the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, physical activity has never been so important to our wellbeing, supporting our physical and mental health as well as bringing communities together through the fun of fitness.

“We hope this year’s National Fitness Day will be celebrated in every corner of the UK, shining a spotlight on the essential role that fitness has in our future.”

To book your place and join our activities on the day, please visit www.everyoneactive.com or book via the Everyone Active app.

You can also get involved by posting photos or messages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the build-up and during the week, by using the hashtag #Fitness2Me to share what fitness means to you – whether it be beating stress, improving wellbeing, making friends or achieving a target, share whatever motivates you.