Get active with a 'midweek mile' this National Fitness Day

Published: Thu 16th September, 2021

Residents in Charnwood will be able to get active on National Fitness Day with a free pass for a gym or swim session. 

Fusion Lifestyle and Charnwood Borough Council will be celebrating National Fitness Day on Wednesday September 22 by encouraging the local community to clock up a ‘Midweek Mile’ at Loughborough Leisure Centre, Soar Valley Leisure Centre and South Charnwood Leisure Centre.

The mile can be completed by walking, running, rowing, swimming, or a combination of all of these, and is open to members and non-members alike.  With a free gym and swim pass available to download at (terms and conditions apply).

Each participating centre will keep a running tally of the miles achieved throughout the day and will announce their totals on social media.

Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, Charnwood Borough Council’s lead member for community support and equalities, added: “Whether residents are taking their first steps towards getting fit, adding some extra midweek movement to their schedule or celebrating the exercise they already do, this is a brilliant reminder of the importance of exercise to everyone.

"The Council is committed to creating healthy communities and we look forward to seeing residents getting involved National Fitness Day by taking part in the ‘Midweek Mile’.”

Anthony Cawley, Director of Operations for Fusion Lifestyle, commented: “National Fitness Day is a brilliant way to help the local community get active.  We hope by offering a free pass, our members will bring their friends and family and residents who want to try out their local centres will use this opportunity to do just that.  Some friendly competition between all our centres will provide an extra incentive too and we can’t wait to see how many miles Fusion users all over the country can achieve.

To take part simply attend your nearest Fusion Lifestyle centre on Wednesday September 22 and share the number of miles you achieve with staff.  To join in the fun on social media take a picture of yourself post workout and tag #FitnessDay and #Fitness2me.