National Fitness Day 2016: 7 day countdown to the biggest nationwide celebration of physical activity
31 August 2016
National Fitness Day powered by Argos is fast approaching, with just one week to go until the most active day of the year. This year will see over 5,000 events take place across the country and as the day draws nearer we are proud to announce the involvement of one of Britain’s national treasures.
Darcey Bussell CBE, legendary ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge will be performing her newly formed aerobic workout DDMIX on the morning of 7th September to kick off proceedings on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
26 August 2016
Former Paralympian and Crossbench Peer says better attitudes and staff training as well as more inclusive marketing communications needed to inrease number of active disabled people
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has called for a major shake-up of physical activity provision to remove the hidden barriers blocking disabled people from being more active.
The Crossbench Peer, who won 11 Paralympic gold medals as a wheelchair athlete, said the the impact of this summer's Paralympic Games must be harnessed to challenge both the positive and negative stereotypes of disability and spark a culture change across the UK's sports clubs and leisure facilities.
23 August 2016
Entries now open for prestigious Active Training Awards, this year featuring full day Conference for the first time
ukactive and CIMSPA have announced an expanded format for this year’s Active Training Awards, sponsored by Active IQ, which will feature a full day Conference ahead of the highly-anticipated awards ceremony.
18 August 2016
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, ukactive Chair, said:
We support the government’s ambition to address the major issue of childhood obesity and believe it’s vital that we treat physical inactivity with the same importance if we are to overcome an impending health crisis.
An inactive childhood means you are twice as likely to be an obese adult and shortens your lifespan by up to five years.
11 August 2016
Crossbench Peer launches social media drive with National Fitness Day less than one month away
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has fired the starter pistol on the final sprint towards National Fitness Day 2016 by kicking off an innovative social media campaign celebrating the power of fitness.
Taking place on Wednesday 7th September, this year’s National Fitness Day, the biggest annual celebration of fitness and physical activity across the UK, will see leading retailer Argos become the headline partner, as well as offering a whole host of exciting activities throughout its 842 stores.
- Get more people active with our programmes and campaigns
- Raising quality and standards
- savings to be made
Suppliers in the active lifestyle sector:
- Supplier with integrity
- Supplier Directory
- Networking & Sponsorship events
- Trade discounts