Chanctonbury Leisure Centre announces plans for National Fitness Day 2022 as the campaign calls for the UK to prioritise physical health to support mental strength. The aim of the day is to encourage people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to come together to recognise the importance of prioritising being active for our mental well-being as well as physical health.
National Fitness Day is the UK’s most active day of the year – in 2021 more than 22 million people were inspired to be active on the day.
A range of events and activities will take place in gyms, leisure centres, studios, parks, and sports clubs, across the country as well as online via digital platforms and apps, with millions of people set to try a new activity and take the first step, no matter how small, to living a more active life.
Using the theme Fitness Unites Us, campaign organisers ukactive are encouraging fitness, sport and leisure providers across the UK to demonstrate the inclusive power of physical activity in bringing people from all walks of life together, in every community.
Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, which coordinates the campaign, said: “Today, we are all faced with our own personal challenges, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by events at home and abroad – from the cost of living crisis and rising energy bills, to global conflict and war, or environmental concerns.
“That’s why this year, National Fitness Day is the perfect reminder for all of us to prioritise our health and wellbeing, whatever the challenges we face.
“Your local leisure centre can help you to take the first step towards improving your physical and mental health, as well as to connect with other people in your community because fitness has a wonderful ability to unite us.
“There is a huge range of options for everyone to try, with staff on hand to inspire and support you, whatever stage you are at.”
For more information, visit www.nationalfitnessday.com. Keep an eye out for further information on how to get involved.