Try Something New For National Fitness Day 2020 On Wednesday
National Fitness Day, like Christmas, comes but once a year, but in some ways it’s better. For instance, if you get a puppy on Christmas Day it’s for life – no matter what. But if you get the gift of discovering a new activity you love on National Fitness Day, you can always abandon it a couple of months later and no-one thinks you’re a cruel monster. That’s the joy of National Fitness Day – try something out with no risk and no commitment necessary.
In 2020, National Fitness Day falls on Wednesday 23rd September. Like every year, free group classes and complimentary gym passes are being offered nationwide. While in previous years you could just turn up unannounced on the day to claim your free pass, that’s obviously off the menu this time around for reasons no-one needs to be reminded of. So start by plugging your location into the Activity Finder on the National Fitness Day website, find something that appeals and then make sure to register in advance. While fewer major gyms appear to be taking part this year, we’ve found listings for both Nuffield Health and Anytime Fitness.
Of course, you may not feel comfortable venturing out, or be unable to. Thankfully, 2020 is the year we all discovered online workouts and National Fitness Day has got in on the act too. The Activity Finder currently lists 87 live classes scheduled to stream throughout the day.
Another virtual option comes courtesy of Nuffield Health, which has opened up access to over 60 online workouts on its website Nuffield Health 24/7 and will be adding 24 more sessions at 6am on National Fitness Day.
It will also be worth checking out your favourite studios, apps and personal trainers on Instagram on the day, because they will have free workouts as well. For example, fitness app Results Wellness Lifestyle is lining up a full day of workouts anyone can join in with on its Instagram account.
You can of course stick to your preferred type of activity – which is likely to be covered by the wide range of disciplines offered – but we’d recommend taking the opportunity to broaden your horizons. Who knows, perhaps you’ll stumble upon a form of exercise that will keep your mood up through a long winter?