Lifton Home Lifts customers might be interested to learn that Wednesday, September 23 is National Fitness Day in the UK – a relatively new day in the British calendar, designed to celebrate the role that physical activity plays across the nation.

The event has been designed for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to come together to enjoy the fun of fitness.

Participating fitness providers and organisations around the country, including gyms, personal trainers, schools and sports centres will be running exercise classes and fitness events for free, bringing the general public together in their local community to join the fun and to get motivated to exercise more.

National Fitness Day aims inspire the UK’s population to move more, by promoting the benefits of an active lifestyle. As well as living happier and healthier lives, both physically and mentally, regular exercise has also been shown to boost confidence, help make social connections and on a larger scale even help to build better communities.

The theme of 2020’s Fitness Day is ‘Fitness Unites Us,’ demonstrating the inclusive power of exercise. Activities and information around the day will focus on how coming together to be active can overcome some of society’s biggest challenges, and the role that group sport and exercise plays in supporting community cohesion.

With the first event taking place in 2014, National Fitness Day has gone from strength to strength each year, growing the number of businesses and people participating, and now in its sixth year, the day promises to be bigger and more influential than ever before.

On the day celebrities and experts from the fitness and sporting world take to Twitter to share inspirational thoughts and ideas about exercise, using the hashtag #fitnessday and #nationalfitnessday.

National Fitness Day is also about inspiring people of different abilities and ages to get moving more, and the Fitness2Me movement which runs alongside the day is for people to share the less conventional ways they get their physical activity, be it as simple as walking the dog, jogging the daily school run, or playing with grandchildren.

Whatever someone’s level of fitness or limitations of movement might be National Fitness Day is there to show all that it’s always possible to enjoy more physical activity and reap the myriad benefits of a healthier lifestyle.