St Mary’s University, Twickenham is throwing its doors open to the local community to provide free gym access as part of National Fitness Day 2018.
St Mary’s is taking part in the nationwide event, which takes place on Wednesday 26th September and will see more than five million people participate in a huge range of free events and taster sessions across the country, to encourage people to kick start their fitness regime.
The annual event is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping raise awareness of the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle while championing the fun of fitness.
St Mary’s runs a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are focused on helping the future generation of health professionals keep the nation active and healthy, including Health and Exercise Science BSc, Nutrition BSc, and Chronic Disease Management MSc.
People can get involved with National Fitness Day on social media by explaining what fitness means to them. Simply grab a piece of paper and scribble down what fitness means to you, then take a photo or capture a video to share on social media, add #Fitness2Me and #FitnessDay and tag @YourStMarys, @FitnessDayUK and @_ukactive.
Senior Lecturer in Health and Exercise Science at St Mary’s Dr Nicola Brown, said, “We are proud to be supporting Fitness Day UK and offering the local community the opportunity to try out our Sport St Mary’s facilities for free on National Fitness Day. Fitness means something different to everyone and whether it is trying a new activity, or looking to start your personal fitness journey for the first time, we encourage everyone to take part and experience the fun of fitness”.