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

Press Release

Published on 20 September 2021

Local leisure centres, run by Everyone Active in partnership with Stratford-on-Avon District Council, will be offering free activities as part of National Fitness Day 2021 on Wednesday 22nd September - set to be the UK's most active day of the year.  

Throughout the day, The Greig Leisure Centre will be providing free group cycle classes whilst Stratford Leisure Centre will host a range of free activities including gym taster sessions, virtual and instructor classes.

In addition, Southam Leisure Centre will be offering members the chance to 'bring a friend for free' for the whole week, alongside free PT sessions, and Shipston Leisure Centre will be hosting a free public swim. All will be available to members and non-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 Contract Manager, Alex Fuoco-Lang, 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 call the centre, visit the Everyone Active website or download the free 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.

To discover more National Fitness Day events in your area, visit www.nationalfitnessday.com

*Please be aware that an online induction will need to be carried out via the Everyone Active website prior to attending the centre, for any individuals wishing to book onto free PT or gym sessions.

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 20/09/2021