What are you doing to celebrate National Fitness Day

Edinburgh Leisure | Wednesday 20th September 2023 0:05am

What are you doing to celebrate National Fitness Day?

As the nation gets ready to celebrate National Fitness Day on Wednesday 20th September 2023, Edinburgh Leisure, the city’s largest provider of sports and leisure facilities is asking the citizens of Edinburgh, “What are you doing to celebrate National Fitness Day?”

Ally Strachan, Fitness Development Manager at Edinburgh Leisure said: “While bringing people together through physical activity on National Fitness Day has a hugely positive impact, it’s important to view this day as just one step in a much bigger journey.  Because after all, your health is for life. So, no matter where you’re at in life or on the map, Edinburgh Leisure has the facilities, activities, and expert support needed to help you get active and reach your fitness goals, this National Fitness Day.

“If you follow Edinburgh Leisure on social media, we’ve created a fun Slamball Workout of the Day for you to follow. Keep an eye on our social media channels on Wednesday, 20th. This Workout of The Day is a four-round ladder-styled workout consisting of six exercises to choose from that can work full body, core, or power exercises.  But don’t worry, if this is too strenuous, any activity that gets you moving will benefit your physical and mental health.  So, put on your walking shoes, and see if you can challenge yourself to reach 10,000 steps today, or perhaps go the extra mile and keep it up for the rest of the week.”

For those not already a member, Edinburgh Leisure currently has a no-joining fee campaign running until the end of September. Being a member gives you additional member benefits including priority bookings, free gym introductions, and 1:1 instructor sessions. There is no contract, and you are free to freeze or cancel your membership whenever.

And to help you maintain motivation by offering prizes and rewards for being more active, the first-ever National Fitness Day app (search for ‘Fitness Day Rewards’), is available to download from either the Apple or Android stores.

The free app allows you to connect any wearable fitness device to track your levels, accumulating one point for every minute of physical activity, and then using these to enter competitions for prizes for the world’s leading fitness and lifestyle brands, such as Les Mills, Headspace, Brooks Running and more.

The Fitness Day Rewards app will be available until the end of the year, supporting National Fitness Day to inspire millions of people to begin and continue their health journey.

To find out ways to get active with Edinburgh Leisure, search