Castlerea boxer Aoife O'Rourke has officially launched National Fitness Day 2023 alongside fellow ambassador Catherina McKiernan.
It will take place on September 28th and aims to promote the benefits of physical activity, whilst showcasing the range of facilities, sports and options available across the country. The event forms a key part of the European Week of Sport as part of the #BEACTIVE Day campaign and is now in its eighth year.
The slogan and theme of this year’s event is All Ages Active, with the goal of encouraging people from all age groups to get out and exercise on the day.
Across the country, participating Ireland Active Members will open their facilities on the day itself, where visitors of all ages will have the chance to participate in free activities and classes, including spin, yoga, aerobics, group exercise, swimming and fitness training run by qualified and registered fitness instructors
Schools are also encouraged to get involved with students challenging their teachers in the ‘Take on the Teachers Challenge’. Schools can choose to take part in one of the suggested activities or come up with their own fun, inclusive activity to get everyone involved and moving on the day.
Information on the activities and participating facilities nationwide can be found on www.nationalfitnessday.ie. Information will also be made available in the run up to the event across Ireland Active's social media channels.