National Fitness Day is the biggest and most visible annual celebration of physical activity of the year and will see a huge range of free events and taster sessions take place across the country on Wednesday 27th September.

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 one million people lace up their trainers and embrace being active for the day.

Aspire has many fitness challenges for its fundraisers and supporters to sign up to, the biggest of which is the Aspire Channel Swim, which this year has over 6,000 people swimming 22 miles in their local pool over 12 weeks to raise funds to support people with Spinal Cord Injury.  The challenge takes place from  11th September to 4th December and it is not too late to sign up and take part, just go to

Aspire Channel Swim 2017

Aspire promotes fitness through its InstructAbility Programme, which provides free training for disabled people to become fitness professionals and promote equality and inclusion across the leisure sector.  The Programme won the top prize in the Disability category at this year’s Charity Awards.  The scheme, which is funded by Sport England, has enabled over 300 disabled people qualifying as fitness professionals and contributing over 40,000 hours of voluntary service to provide over 60,000 sessions to support disabled clients.  Find out more at

InstructAbility graduates

The Aspire Leisure Centre in Stanmore, is flinging open its doors to provide free activities for everyone as part of National Fitness Day.  Members and non-members alike will be able to take part in a Krank Cycle Challenge to see how far they can hand cycle in two minutes. The winner will receive a FREE month membership. We are also discounting our gym induction fee to just £10 for anyone who takes out or has a Centre Card and will not be charging a joining fee to new Premier Members.  Find out more at

Spinning class at the Aspire Leisure Centre

You can get involved online by joining in with the social media campaign, exploring what fitness means to you, with the hashtag #Fitness2Me across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  For the latest updates on National Fitness Day follow @FitnessDayUK on Twitter and tweet on the day using the hashtag #FitnessDay.

For a full UK map of all National Fitness Day events in your local area visit

Find the links to connect Aspire, Aspire Channel Swim, Aspire Leisure Centre and InstructAbility on social media at