National Fitness Day

More People, More Active, More Often


National Fitness Day


National Fitness Day aims to get more people more active more often. Participating leisure centres, gyms,  workplaces and clubs will be opening their doors to welcome you for free activities and prizes up for grabs on the day

National Fitness Day provides a platform for you to take a pledge to help get Ireland fitter. The day is dedicated to celebrate physical activity in Ireland. This year we aim to make it the biggest event by inviting every community to get involved to make Ireland more active.
We welcome leisure centres, gyms, parks and clubs who will be opening their doors to welcome you for a free session in your area.

Regular exercise has a vast amount of beneficial factors, from creating a healthy mind and body to a greater quality of life. However, many of us find getting fit troubling! It becomes a challenge and it shouldn’t be – that is why we are running 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.

Join us for the Most Active Day of the Year and celebrate the fun of fitness.

Ireland Active is the national association for leisure, health and fitness sector and represent over 350 publicly and privately-owned leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools, fitness education providers and recreation facilities nationwide.

National Fitness Day, which is spearheaded by Ireland Active and is supported by Sport Ireland, Healthy Ireland and the European Commission, aims to promote the benefits of physical activity, whilst showcasing the range of facilities, sports and options available across the country for people to choose from.


Ireland Active


Karl Dunne, Chief Executive of Ireland Active, said:

“We are thrilled today to launch the seventh annual National Fitness Day. At Ireland Active, we are passionate about developing a fitter, healthier Ireland. This year’s National Fitness Day will run as part of the 2022 European Week of Sport and we are particularly proud that we will play our part in what will be a fantastic week of activities. After what has been a difficult year for our industry, we are really looking forward to seeing everyone get involved on the day and making use of the excellent facilities on offer across the country.”


Leisure Centres, Gyms, Swimming Pools & Fitness centres are invited to join in the National Fitness Day celebrations. We have resources, promotional materials and prizes to give participating centres! To get involved you will need to be an Ireland Active member


Wellness has never been so important as it is today with many employees working remotely Nationwide. What better way to bring organisations together, through health & fitness. Whether hosting a step challenge, a lunchtime walk, a trip to your local leisure centre, incentive for employees to keep active! Let us know what your workplace is doing to celebrate National Fitness Day to win prizes


Take on the Teacher Challenge is back! This challenge is all about pupils and teachers getting active together.. with some competition involved. We’re inviting schools to get involved with a challenge of thier choice to be in with a chance of winning a sports equipment voucher for thier school!

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