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Make every day national fitness day, says Nigel Huddleston as 22.7 million get active

A total of 22.7 million Brits – more than a third of the total population – took part in physical activity during the recent National Fitness Day.
Held on 22 September, the National Fitness Day 2021 smashed all records on its 10th anniversary, with more than 11.35 million children (up from 8.67 million in 2020) and 11.32 million adults (up from 10.45 million in 2020) estimated to have taken part.

In total, more than 4,365 free activities and events took place across the UK, either physically or online.

According to sports minister, Nigel Huddleston, the record […]

Fylde Coast YMCA CEO Retires

John Cronin has retired from Fylde Coast YMCA after 24 years as its CEO, with a career in the YMCA spanning over 27 years.

John has built a legacy for Fylde Coast YMCA and the communities it serves since he moved to the Fylde area from Merseyside in the late 1990s.

His passion for the YMCA’s mission of allowing communities, young people and families to belong, contribute and thrive is something that has been exemplified in his leadership of the YMCA’s charitable social impact over the years. A passion in which his successor and new CEO, Graham shares […]

National Fitness Day – 22 September 2021

National Fitness Day 2021 will take place on Wednesday 22nd September and is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier lifestyles through being physical active.

 

The theme this year for National Fitness Day is ‘Fitness Unites Us’ as we hope it will encourage people across the country to celebrate the benefits of getting active. Though the pandemic continues to be part of everyday life we believe physical activity has the ability to unite and inspire individuals to take charge of their health.
 

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Millions failing to meet minimum swimming standards as they stop lessons too early

More than 3.4 million seven to 11-year-olds in England are failing to meet minimum standards that have been brought in for swimming lessons outside of school, it’s been revealed.

The research, released by national governing body Swim England, found that 96 per cent of youngsters are stopping lessons too early – a figure which has risen slightly during the coronavirus pandemic.

Only 142,000 seven to 11-year-olds – four per cent – are meeting the required grade.

The research also found that while 81 per cent of parents want their children to learn to swim so they […]

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