1610 celebrates National Fitness Day with a carnival of creative fitness events across the South West

Posted: 2nd Sep 2016

Category: Health & Fitness

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From Rio to Hawaii…the South West’s largest leisure provider 1610 has taken inspiration from around the world to inspire communities across the region to get active on National Fitness Day Wednesday September 7. 

As the Paralympians take on new challenges in Brazil, communities in Somerset, Devon and Dorset will be able to choose from a range of exciting activities. They could Samba their way to fitness in Rio inspired Aerobics classes, grab a Glowstick for a 1990’s Clubbercise class or don a grass skirt for a Hawaiian themed spinning class.

As part of National Fitness Day, people across the country will be given access to gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and park sessions throughout the UK.With thousands of free events on offer, the aim is to inspire people to get moving while making it easy and fun to try something new. This year will also see thousands of schools & workplaces involved, providing the oppurtunity for the whole family to get active.

1610, which manages 19 leisure centres across the South West has a packed programme of innovative events from September 5-9 to help local communities get active. From the new Chard Chaser 10K to exciting gym challenges which will simply take your breath away. 

National Fitness Day 1610 Somerset events

Hestercombe House, near Taunton Monday 5 - Friday 9 September

Week long lunchtime sessions of fitness challenges and activities. From the Longest Squat Competition, Planking Challenge, Health Walk around Hestercombe, Healthy Snacks Baking and Hoolahoopathon and Retro Fancy Dress Competition. Entry fees donated to 1610 Charity partner Mind.

Trinity Sports & Leisure Bridgwater

Free classes, Offers & Challenges - Wednesday 7 September

Trinity Sports & Leisure is really pushing the boat out for National Fitness Day with a whole host of activities, challenges and offers throughout the day on 7 September including free classes all day, Fastest 100m row challenge, TG class challenge and gym challenges.

1610 Chard

70's Disco Themed Evening - Monday 5 September

Includes Disco Aerobics at 6.00pm, Disco Spin at 6.15pm, Clubbercise at 8.00pm.  Come dressed in best seventies fancy dress and enjoy their retro playlist of tunes.

 Move session and Coffee and Cake - Tuesday 6 September

Join us for coffee and cake after our Move session at 2.30pm with Marion.

Yoga Wokshop - Wednesday 7 September

Yoga themed workshop between 10.30am and 11.30am.

Free Tanita Readings - Thursday 8 September

Kick start a fitness programme with a free Tanita reading – Available all day the readings shows body fat ratios, weight, BMI, body water - this machine gives it all! 

New for 2016!

Chard Chaser 10k - Sunday 11 September

Celebrate our week of fitness at our first ever Chard Chaser 10k starting at 10am at 1610 Chard. £14 entry fee. Full info here. 

Gym Challenges During the week 1610 Chard will also be running 5 gym challenges - Furthest Long Jump – Studio, Fastest 1500 m run – Treadmill,Fastest 1 k – Rower, Fastest 3k – Bike, Deadlift – 3 Rep Max

King Alfred Sports Centre, Highbridge

Pilloxing For Pink - Wednesday 7 September

Piloxing is a fun fusion of Pilates, Boxing and Dance. The session is aimed at raising money for 1610 charity partner Mind and Breast Cancer Now. From 6.00pm to 7.30pm Participants should all wear Pink and donate £2 to take part in the class.

Coffee Morning - Thursday 8 September As well as themed classes King Alfred Sports Centre is holding a coffee morning from 11am to 12pm to provide opportunities which everyone in the community can enjoy, and we understand that you may feel awkward about trying something new, or prefer a more relaxed type of event. Everyone is welcome - a great place to make new friends and catch up with fellow members. 

Preston Sports Centre, Yeovil

Clubbercise 90's Night - Monday 5 September 5-9pm

Get your Glowsticks and Fluorescents at the ready for a Clubbercise themed evening of classes at Preston Sports Centre.

Stanchester Sports Centre Monday 5 September 5-9pm

Free classes and health checks

We will be offering free classes and health checks to all non-members from 5 to 9 September

Free Mocktails

On 5 and 6 September we will be giving out free Mocktails to all 

12 hour Spin Challenge

Come and help the team keep the wheels turning for 12 hours on Monday 5 September.

Caryford Fitness & Leisure

Back to School Spin - Wednesday 7 September

We are going back to school on Wednesday evening for an hour and a half themed spin session from 6pm to 7.30pm! Dig out those school clothes. Prize for the best dressed! Free for members & Non members. Booking is required due to limited bikes. 

Holsworthy Leisure Centre Devon

Hawaiian Themed Classes - Wednesday 7 September

A night of Hawaiian themed classes including Circuits, Hiit, Spin and Core Stability followed by drinks and nibbles. Come in your Hawaiian fancy dress and join the fun.  Tel Holsworthy Pool 01409 254013 for more details.

Torridge Pool Devon

Rio Carnival Samba Aerobics and Hawaiian Spinning - Wednesday 7 September 6pm

Get into the Paralympic Spirit at our Rio Carnival themed evening at Torridge Pool. A night of Samba Aerobics and Hawaiian spinning, Salsa, dance and party vibes followed by Mocktails and nibbles. Come in your Hawaiian fancy dress and join the fun.

Dorchester Sports Centre Dorset Hawaiian Night - Friday 9 September 5pm- 8.30pm

Finish the Summer holidays with a bang at Dorchester's Hawaiian Night. We're expecting grass skirts, floral shirts, flower necklaces, bright colours.

About National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day, 7th September 2016, will once again be the biggest and most visible annual celebration of physical activity of the year. It is the day to celebrate the role that physical activity plays across the UK, facilitated by ukactive and previously, the énergie Group, who are the largest and fastest growing fitness franchise company in the UK, and who founded National Fitness Day back in 2011. Realising that this is an event that would benefit with participation from the whole sector, énergie graciously ‘gifted’ National Fitness Day to ukactive in 2014. We would like to publicly thank énergie for this and are proud to now be growing the event year on year.Just as last year, our aim to establish National Fitness Day as the most active day of the year hasn’t changed. We welcome thousands of clubs, parks, leisure centres, gyms and ukactive members who will be opening their doors to welcome you for a free half hour session in your area.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 – that is why we started 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.This year’s National Fitness Day, the biggest annual celebration of fitness and physical activity across the UK, will see leading retailer Argos become the headline partner, as well as offering a whole host of exciting activities throughout its 842 stores.http://www.nationalfitnessday.com/ To find out what’s going on in your local area visit http://www.nationalfitnessday.com/ and search for free activities using your postcode.

For the latest updates on National Fitness Day follow @FitnessDayUK on Twitter and tweet us using the hashtag #FitnessDay