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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 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. 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



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!

National Fitness Day is a national celebration of Irish fitness taking part on 22.09.22 this year. Exercise professionals across the country will be offering a range of free activities and classes to get Ireland moving. This is a unique opportunity to promote your personal business as well as reach out to potential clients while boosting the health of the nation.

Participants are encouraged to offer a number of activities:

– Personal Training
– HIIT Classes
– Yoga
– Walking / running
– Psychology of sport
– Injury Prevention

Let us know how you will be spending the most active day!

To find out more, email us at

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