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National Fitness Day is the biggest and most visible annual celebration of physical activity. It is the day to celebrate the role physical activity plays across the UK. Facilitated by ukactive, this year's event takes place on Wednesday 7th September 2016 and sees leading retailer Argos become the headline partner.

The event, which takes place for the third time on Wednesday 7th September, coinciding with the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, was previously made possible by the énergie Group, the largest and fastest growing fitness franchise company in the UK, who founded National Fitness Day back in 2011. We would like to thank énergie for gifting National Fitness Day to ukactive in 2014, and are proud to continue to grow the event year on year.

Our aim to establish National Fitness Day as the most active day of the year hasn't changed. We welcome the thousands of clubs, parks, leisure centres, gyms and ukactive members opening their doors to welcome you to get active on National Fitness Day.

We know the benefit regular exercise delivers including a healthier heart, increased wellbeing and a better quality of life. However, many of us find getting fit troubling. It becomes a challenge and it shouldn't be – which is why we host National Fitness Day.

Research shows if you exercise in company (with friends) you are more likely to stick at it; the social atmosphere creates a positive environment which importantly helps us to have fun.

So to find out more about the Most Active Day of the Year please visit www.nationalfitnessday.com