On Friday, September 26, St Helens will be a hive of activity as residents will be encouraged to put on their exercise gear and take part in one of the many activity sessions that will be taking place across the borough.
The activity sessions will be running free of charge for this day as part of National Fitness Day – the largest celebration of physical activity in the UK.
Run by not-for-profit health body ukactive, National Fitness Day sees the health and active lifestyle community unite to raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity, inspire people to get active and make it easy and fun to try something new with free taster sessions.
St.Helens Council’s Go Active, Sports Development and Public Health teams will all be working to provide free taster sessions on this day to encourage people to improve their health and fitness.
There will be classes taking place across St.Helens throughout the day along with taster sessions and health advice in Church Square. There will also be a mass Tai Chi session in Victoria Square.
Councillor Andy Bowden, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Well-being said: “Research shows if you exercise with others you are more likely to stick at it. A combination of social atmosphere and camaraderie, creates a positive atmosphere and importantly helps us to have fun.” That’s what National Fitness Day is all about – providing the inspiration and opportunities to move.