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To be in with the chance of winning a €250 membership voucher for your local participating leisure centre upload a picture/video of you participating in an NFD event. To enter tag the gym/leisure centre pool/facility that you are participating in and @irelandactive on the 23rd September. 
Entries valid for the 23rd September only, entries after will not be counted. One entry per participant. Only valid in participating Ireland Active centres

·         Upload your picture/video of getting involved in National Fitness Day

·         Tag the facility and @irelandactive to be in with the chance of winning a €250 membership voucher for that club!



Participating Ireland Active members across the country will open their facilities on National Fitness Day to welcome new and exisiting members to join in this annual celebration of fitness!

Facilities in the previous year have offered free activities, and a range of taster sessions including yoga, aqua-aerobics, group exercise, Pilates, boxercise and fitness training run by qualified and registered fitness instructors. Open day, promotions or giveaways. How you celebrate National Fitness Day in your leisure centre, gym, swimming pool or exercise studio is entirely up to you. We will help you in the promotion and provide supports to get more people, more active, more often.

Eligible participating centres can be in with the chance of winning prizes on the day. We’ll have T-shirts, promotional materials and members of Ireland staff will be on the ground to visit a number of facilities on the day.

To get involved email to find out more


Students are asked to challenge their teachers to see who is the fittest, the fastest and the strongest in the ‘Take on the Teachers Challenge’. The choice of challenge is up to your school (and public health advice compliant of course), this can include:

Basketball Hoops

Penalty Shoot Out

Running Races


Dance Off

Jump Leap/Hopscotch

Team Relay

Crossbar Challenge

… an activity of your choice!

Open to primary and secondary schools, for additional resources visit IPPEA


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Register your take on the teacher challenge to be in with a chance of winning a sports Equipment voucher for your school
Schools must register (using form provided below) before 20th September 2021. One entry per class. Winner will be selected from registered entries
Registered schools will be in with a chance of winning a €150 Schools Equipment Voucher


With more people working from home, less time with your co-workers and perhaps less opportunity to be active, now is the best time to reinvigorate staff with National Fitness Day. Each year workplaces have got involved with

There are many things you can do to involve your workplace on the day:
• Contact your local fitness facility to find out what National Fitness Day activities are running, maybe your team could sign up to a spin class or finish the work day with a yoga class. (See map to find your nearest participating facility)
• Organise a lunchtime walking group and a healthy lunch to celebrate wellness in your organisation
• Walk or cycle to work. If like many of us you are working from home make an extra effort to incorporate physical activity into your daily life.
• Organise a work place challenge or charity event, contact your local facility to find out about
available spaces (astro-pitches, sports hall) or maybe you have space outside your office.
Activities could include a step challenge, virtual exercise class or a dance marathon!

Let us know how you will be spending the most active day of the year and don’t forget to encourage
your colleagues to get involved and try something new!

In celebration of the European Week of Sport REPs Ireland are hosting a nutrition webinar for registered exercise professionals. Join the team on Friday 24th of September @3pm for an informative session with Ciara McNulty, registered dietitian and sports nutritionist.

Webinar topic: How to Fuel an Active Lifestyle with Ciara McNulty

Ciara is wellness advocate with a passion for creating & sharing nutrition advice and recipes, lifestyle inspiration and fitness related content. Ciara’s goals are to support individuals in reaching and maintaining healthy lifestyles whether that includes adequately fueling an active lifestyle, combating gut issues, brainstorming recipe ideas or education around food sources of vitamins and minerals.

Ciara’s’ talk will be focused on the science behind sports nutrition. It’s crucial that all gym goers have the correct information to help them achieve their performance and aesthetic goals. With one too many diet myths floating around, it’s time to tackle them head on and bring the real science. Ciara will break down lifestyle and nutrition evidence-based information as well as the Olympic Committee recommendations for energy and macronutrients, important micronutrients, hydration, sport supplements and gut health. Lastly Ciara will also shed light on the implications of under-fueling and how to spot common signs in your clients. Bring a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes.

To register please contact , more webinar information can be found here.

This webinar is kindly sponsored by the National Dairy Council.

Whether you provide personal training, gym instruction, group fitness classes or simply love getting people more active in your day job or in a voluntary capacity this is your chance to celebrate fitness! Some suggestions for your National Fitness Day celebration may include an exercise class, a plank/sit up/burpee challenge, challenge the trainer, 5km run/walk etc. the choice is yours! Be creative and most importantly, be active!

Exercise Professionals

ways to get involved


Take to the great outdoors with your National Fitness Day activity. Many leisure centres, sports clubs and schools have outdoor pitches, tennis courts and basketball courts to name a few! A great way to introduce sport to your daily activity. Workplaces can get outdoors with a step challenge, walk to work (even if that is some do a loop near to home) or simply walking the dog! Whatever gets you moving


Participating leisure, health & fitness centres across the country will open their facilities on National Fitness Day, with a host of events happing in your local area. National Fitness Day allows people of all ages the chance to avail of free activities in their local community and a range of taster sessions including yoga, aqua-aerobics, group exercise, Pilates, boxercise and fitness training, all run by qualified and registered fitness instructors.


In order to keep us fit and healthy during lockdown, many leisure centres began delivering exercises classes and virtual workout sessions online that you could tune it to from home. For those who may want to continue to workout from home, this is the perfect time to try a home workout as an indivual, in the workplace or even at school!

Get involved

Sign up to be a part of National Fitness Day 2020!


Download the registration form and return via email