National Fitness Day is the most active day of the year, when people of all ages and backgrounds come together to celebrate the fun of fitness, with Club Doncaster Foundation no exception.
Thousands of events have been held across the UK, offering people the opportunity to try new activities.
National Fitness Day brings the nation together to remind people why it’s good to move, highlighting the role that physical activity plays in helping us lead healthier, happier lives.
The Foundation works with a variety of people from different backgrounds and ages across four areas of delivery, and have hlighlighted this day as a chance to promote the fine work that it does in the community of Doncaster.
A health project runs weekly at the Keepmoat Stadium, inclusive of both men and women, whilst the school programme allows young people the opportunity to maintain high levels of physical activity.
Foundation Chief Operating Officer, John Davis, said: "We deliver a range of activities for participants across Doncaster. Engagement at our sessions proves that age is no barrier to getting involved in physical activity and we’re continuously working to provide more opportunities for everyone across the borough to be more active."
The Sports College also sees post-16 students compete in regular physical activity throughout the calendar year, including competitive football matches that take place on Wednesdays.
In the UK, we are facing a physical inactivity crisis, with evidence from UKActive showing that the average adult spends eight times longer watching on-demand TV than exercising.
And a study by the World Health Organisation last year revealed that the UK is ranked 123rd out of 168 nations for physical inactivity.
Being more active is not only proven to improve our physical health, it also has an incredible effect on mental health, confidence and development, social connections and communities.
Held annually during the European Week of Sport, last year National Fitness Day got more than four million people active on the day, from school classes to workplaces, across every region of the UK.
Of course, National Fitness Day isn’t really just about one day, it’s about committing to change your routine for a lifetime of benefits, which is why we want you to share what you love about fitness throughout the year, using #Fitness2Me on social media – through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.