Annual national fitness day launched

Pictured is Cork Camogie legend and performance and wellness coach, Anna Geary, with Conn McCluskey (9) and Sibha Bhoja (10) at the launch of National Fitness Day 2019. (Photo: INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

National Fitness Day 2019, which takes place on 26th September, will see participating Ireland Active members across the country open their facilities, with workplaces and schools getting in on the action too.

National Fitness Day, which is spearheaded by Ireland Active and is supported by Sport Ireland, Healthy Ireland and the European Commission, aims to promote the benefits of physical activity, whilst showcasing the range of facilities, sports and options available across the country for people to choose from.

People of all ages will have the chance to avail of 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.

The day also coincides with European Week of Sport (23rd to 30th September) which is a Europe-wide promotion to promote sport and physical activity.

The second Docklands Fitfest will also be held, part of Dublin City Council’s Dublin Sportsfest.

Information on the activities and participating facilities nationwide can be found on