26th September marks National Fitness Day – and of course we have to get involved in that!
The aim of National Fitness Day is to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping to raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and more active lifestyles. The organisation behind the day wants to make it the most active day of the year across the country!
Of course, we’re all very aware of the importance of physical activity in maintaining a healthy lifestyle – but it doesn’t always mean we act on it. Sometimes it’s down to a lack of time, sometimes there’s a lack of motivation, sometimes it’s because we can’t decide what to do, and sometimes we have no clue how to get started.
So, to try and combat that, National Fitness Day promotes a huge range of activity options which can be enjoyed by participants of all ages, such as ‘plank offs’, yoga, pilates, treadmill challenges, high-street HIIT classes, dance-offs, mass walks and many more.
Fitness is not just about running or hitting the gym – there’s hundreds of ways to get active to suit people’s preferences and abilities. A hashtag linked to the day – #Fitness2Me – aims to celebrate what fitness means to people, highlighting that keeping physically active means something different to us all.
We decided the day was a great opportunity to open up some of the fitness activities we run here at OneWellness – and we’re offering four exciting free classes across the day! These classes are free for everyone, but members can book online to secure their place.
September 26th 2018 (National Fitness Day)
12.30-13.30 – FREE- Lunchtime Yoga class with Claire
Yoga is great for improving strength, balance and flexibility. It is also be proven to help reduce blood pressure and promote relaxation.
13.30-14.00 – FREE – Lunchtime Kettlebell class with Simon
Kettlebells are cast iron weights that look a little bit like a cannonball with a handle! Used with a swinging motion, they can provide a total body workout.
17.45-18.15 – FREE – HIIT Circuits with Simon
High-intensity interval training (HIIT), is a form of interval training – interspersing intense bursts of exercise with a short recovery period. It keeps your heart rate up, burning more fat in a shorter period of time, making it a great workout for those with less free time!
18.30-19.20 – FREE – STRONG by Zumba with Sam
Zumba is great fun – but with dance and fitness moves, including squats and lunges, performed to a variety of music, it’s also a fantastic form of exercise.
So, if you’ve been putting off getting active, or you’ve been at a loss trying to decide what to do – why not come along and give one (or more!) of the classes a go?
We hope to see you there – let’s get physical this National Fitness Day!