Ready, set, go for National Fitness Day!

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Michaela Boyle has invited the public to pull on their trainers and join in on National Fitness Day.

To celebrate the event, which takes place on Wednesday, there will be two free 45 minutes Tabata Style classes in Riversdale Leisure Centre at 6pm and Templemore Sports Complex at 7pm, and everyone is invited!

They will be completely free, but there will be a donation bucket on the night for anyone who wishes to contribute to the Mayor’s charity – the Koram Centre.

National Fitness Day takes place every year across the UK, with millions encouraged to ‘join the movement’.

Mayor Boyle said the campaign was one that everyone could get behind, with health and fitness such a fundamental, but often forgotten, part of our daily lifestyle.

“We all know about how important it is to look after our fitness, and this is a great, fun way for everyone to come together and enjoy themselves, while also working on their well-being.

“A healthy and active lifestyle makes such a positive difference, and whether you’re into yoga, dance-offs, walking, or HIIT classes, National Fitness Day is the perfect opportunity to fall in love with exercise, or discover something new.

“We’ll be working up a sweat on Wednesday with the Council’s Tabata Style classes in Derry and Strabane, but it’s important to recognise that this is something we should all be carrying into our everyday lives, not just one day.

“Sometimes it’s difficult to find the time with the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, but this gives everyone a great opportunity to learn more about how best to fit it all in, while also meeting lots of like-minded people.

“The #Fitness2Me movement celebrates the fact that fitness means something different to everyone, but the main thing is that we do what we can to focus on our own individual physical and mental well-being.

“So, have a dig around in the drawer for your headbands and leg warmers and head down to Riversdale or Templemore on Wednesday to get involved.”

For more information on the leisure facilities in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, visit http://derrystrabaneleisure.com/.