BH Live activates south coast for National Fitness Day 2018

BH Live is throwing open its doors across Dorset and Hampshire to provide a range of activities to mark National Fitness Day 2018 – the most active day of the year.

National Fitness Day on Wednesday 26 September 2018 will see a huge range of events and taster sessions take place across the country and the south coast is no exception.

National Fitness Day sees the nation celebrate the fun and thrills of physical activity. Throughout the UK, more than 20,000 free events will take place in gyms, leisure centres, parks, high streets, schools, universities and workplaces as over five million people lace up their trainers and embrace being active for the day.

“Celebrating National Fitness Day gives us another great opportunity to inspire more people of all ages and abilities into physical activity, says BH Live’s Director of Sport and Leisure, Mike Lyons.

“Our programme this year is bigger than ever.  As well as selected free classes and activities, we will also be offering taster sessions on our new Clip ‘N Climb attraction, dance and gym classes in Portsmouth.  Across Bournemouth and Poole activities include swimming tips and classes for pre-school children, HIIT training, 3G football pitch bookings and tennis.”

For details of our National Fitness Day events and activities visit our Facebook pages.

Steven Ward, CEO of National Fitness Day organiser ukactive said, “National Fitness Day is a fantastic chance to spotlight physical activity and the role it plays in creating a healthier nation. Last year we got five million people moving and this year we want to go even bigger – giving everyone the chance to experience the fun of fitness.

“The day also offers a fantastic opportunity for the physical activity sector to unlock new markets and attract new members by promoting the broad benefits of movement to the length and breadth of the British nation.”

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chair of National Fitness Day organiser ukactive adds, “National Fitness Day is a powerful tool to raise the profile of physical activity and the role it plays in increasing the health of our nation. By getting people across the country involved we can help provide the initial steps towards continued involvement in physical activity.”

For the latest updates on National Fitness Day follow on Twitter @FitnessDayUK and use #FitnessDay #Fitness2Me.

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Notes to Editors:

To access free activities in BH Live operated venues, customers must quote ‘National Fitness Day’ when booking.

About National Fitness Day
National Fitness Day is the biggest and most visible annual celebration of physical activity of the year. It is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping us raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles, while championing the fun of fitness.

National Fitness Day sees a huge range of activity options enjoyed by participants of all ages, across schools, universities, workplaces, leisure centres, parks and high streets – getting over five million people moving at more than 20,000 events last year.

For more information about National Fitness Day activities in BH Live operated venues contact:
Elizabeth Symmons, PR & Corporate Communications Executive
E: press.office@bhlive.org.uk
T: (01202) 055562

BH Live is a leisure and cultural trust, established in 2010 as a ‘non profit distributing organisation’ (NPDO) for public benefit to promote participation in leisure and cultural events. BH Live is a Company Limited by Guarantee and Registered Charity. Charity No: 1138311. Company No: 07092112.  VAT Reg No: 108 2248 37. BH Live (Enterprises) Ltd, is a Private Company Limited by Shares and a wholly owned subsidiary of BH Live. Company No: 07175626. VAT Reg No: 108 2248 37. Registered Office: Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5BH. Registered in England and Wales.

About BH Live
BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

 With 3.4 million visits a year and over £39 million turnover we are changing lives and are at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy.

In 2016/17 we had 2.9 million leisure centre attendances, hosted more than 500 events and sold over half a million cultural, sporting and entertainment event tickets. We also welcomed 100,000 conference and exhibition delegates into our venues. This contributed an estimated £44 million to the local economy through business and cultural tourism.

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