Employees who start the day being active enjoy lower stress levels, are better decision makers, have more energy, and most importantly, are happier. Despite this less than half of workers in the UK achieve their recommended levels of physical activity.1
On Wednesday 25 September we’re excited to be doing something about it. That’s why we’re encouraging the nation to get active before work or at the office, collectively getting National Fitness Day off to a Flying Start!
Setting active goals
Find out more about how you can kick-start a new fitness habit with these top tips from Professor Greg Whyte OBE, Olympian and expert of his field.
Search for an event near you
Check out the National Fitness Day activity finder to find free local events.
Why not workout with Shona Vertue?
Shona Vertue is a personal trainer, yoga teacher and creator of the Vertue Method, which combines weighted resistance training and cardio with yoga and meditation. Shona created these exclusive HIIT, yoga and glute workouts, so why not give them a go?
What about trying a #Headstrong workout?
Founder of The Strength Temple, Richie Norton has created a holistic and individualised approach to health, strength and wellbeing. Try these exercises to nourish your mind and optimise physical function.
Live with Richie on National Fitness Day
If you want to see more workouts from Richie, be sure to check out his Instagram at 8am on National Fitness Day to join a live workout to get your day off to a Flying Start!
Whether you've signed up for your workplace or for yourself, we'd love to hear how you're getting National Fitness Day off to a flyer. And we're offering the chance to win a prize when you get involved on our LinkedIn and Instagram pages. So get snapping and get involved! Here's how you can enter...
I'm an individual!
National Fitness Day is for everyone - we can all get the day off to a Flying Start in our own way! Visit our Instagram page @axappphealth and share our Flying Start post to your Instagram stories to enter and you could win a voucher for our health store, ActivePlus. And, for a bonus entry, share a post or story of what you get up to on the day. So, whether you rollerbladed into work, took part in a gym class or took your four legged friend for a walk, we'd love to see! Be sure to tag us @axappphealth using the #MyFlyingStart to make your entry.
We're a workplace!
If you're getting off to a Flying Start as a workplace, you could win your teams a whole health workout with yoga teacher, ex-rugby player and influencer Richie Norton! To enter, head on over to our LinkedIn page, share our competition post and say how you're getting National Fitness Day off to a flyer. Plus, if you share a picture of your teams in action on National Fitness Day you'll get a bonus entry! Don't forget to tag us @AXA PPP healthcare using #MyFlyingStart.
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