BH Live set to get more people more active for National Fitness Day 2017

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Posted: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:26

BH Live set to get more people more active for National Fitness Day 2017

National Fitness Day, on Wednesday 27 September 2017, will see more than 20,000 free events and taster sessions events taking place up and down the country. Over one million people are expected to lace up their trainers and embrace being active in gyms, leisure centres, parks, high streets, schools, universities and workplaces.

"One of our ambitions is to get more people more active, says Mike Lyons, BH Live's Director for Sport and Leisure

"National Fitness Day is a fantastic opportunity to shout about what's available for people to do in the local area.

"To mark this day, free activities across our venues in Bournemouth, Poole and Portsmouth include health walks, personal training sessions and group exercise classes. People will also be able to register for a free five-day guest pass to try out different types of group exercise classes such as BodyPump, Insanity, Circuits and Pilates, swimming and gym sessions."

BH Live's children's activity team will be visiting local schools throughout the day to run 'fun and fast fitness' 15 minute activity sessions too. This is to demonstrate that exercise can be easily incorporated into the day.

"National Fitness Day is a fantastic chance to spotlight physical activity and the role it plays in creating a healthier nation, says Steven Ward, CEO of National Fitness Day organiser ukactive.

"These free events across the country provide a chance for everyone to experience the fun of fitness and carry forward healthy habits.

"The day also offers a fantastic opportunity for the physical activity sector to unlock new markets and attract new members by promoting the broad benefits of movement to the length and breadth of the British nation."

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chair of National Fitness Day organiser ukactive adds,"National Fitness Day is a powerful tool to raise the profile of physical activity and the role it plays in increasing the health of our nation. By engaging people across the country we can help provide a pathway into continued involvement in physical activity.

For the full listing of National Fitness Day events in the local area visit

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