National Fitness Day
Taking place on Wednesday 22 September, National Fitness Day will see people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities uniting to celebrate the fun and benefits of physical activity in our daily lives.
Free events will take place in gyms, leisure centres, studios, parks, sports clubs, as well as online via digital platforms and apps, with millions of people set to try out a new activity or reignite their love for an old one.
You can search what's going on in Birmingham, or alternatively, run or host an event of your own - from opening up a regular class for free all the way through to going for a world record.
Get involved by posting photos or messages on social media by using the hashtag #Fitness2Me and #FitnessDay to share what fitness means to you – be it beating stress, improving wellbeing, making friends or achieving a target.
Find out how you can join the celebration at www.nationalfitnessday.com
Are you an activity provider hosting at activity on National Fitness Day? Do you want free marketing? Why not open your data?
Our vision is for an active, healthy city for everyone. Increasing opportunity and participation in physical activity helps improve lives. But getting the word out can be difficult. That's where open data comes in.
Our activity finder works because of open data. Things like class times, location and cost are shared by clubs and groups on OpenActive compliant booking systems and our activity finder pulls all of that information together. It means that all the information people need to find and start a new activity is in one place. This includes descriptions, times, prices, locations and availability of sessions.
It does not include personal customer data (things like names, emails, payment information), commercially sensitive data or participation and attendance data.
Opening your data simply means making it easier for people to find out about your activity when they search on the internet. The more people know about you, the more people are likely to join in!
If you already use a booking system, it could be as easy as clicking a button! Check out our list of booking systems below to see which systems are already OpenActive enabled, and how to turn on this functionality for your activities.
If you don't use a booking system, check out our handy guide here
Join the Movement in Birmingham #BhamJTM
We passionately believe people should get and stay active. Despite the restrictions there's much we can still do – running, walking or cycling outside, or working out at home with free online tools.
Check out the latest government guidance here.
Sport Birmingham are calling on the city's activity providers, clubs and community organisations to get involved in Join the Movement.
To help inspire and motivate the people in our communities to continue to be physically active by any movement ( ie cycling to work, walking to the shops, dancing in your room, doing an online workout) we have created the #BhamJTM toolkit. Click HERE to read
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Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tag us on social media @sportbirmingham using the #BhamJTM
Join the Movement
Join the Movement is a National Lottery-funded campaign helping everyone get, or stay, active as we deal with coronavirus restrictions.
Join the Movement and share how you're getting active during this time.
Helping you to find great ways to get active
Find an online class: Find an online exercise class using our live activity timetable. Search for free and paid-for classes for all ability levels, including yoga, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and dance.
Get active at home: Find free online content and things you can try from the comfort of your own home, whether you're on your own, with the kids, or looking for something a bit different.
Get active outdoors: It's not always easy to find the time to step outside and get active, but there are lots of simple ways you can combine the outdoors with activity.
Feel inspired: Find activities and inspiration targeted at women of all ages.
Ways to move: When you're managing a health condition at the current time, being active is about finding what works for you, as well as what's in keeping with the latest health advice.
Click here to find ways to move that might suit you depending on how you're feeling, where or how you like to move, and more.
Getting started: We understand that if you're new to getting active it can feel a bit scary. Here are some ideas and advice on getting started and feel the physical and mental benefits that even small increases in physical activity can bring.