ukactive announces Official National Fitness Day Playlist to get the nation on their feet

ukactive announces Official National Fitness Day Playlist to get the nation on their feet back to list

21 September 2017

ukactive has partnered with UK-based music licensing company PPL to launch the Official National Fitness Day 2017 Playlist – encouraging Britons to be active and put their best foot forward on Wednesday 27th September.


The playlist includes classics from The Jacksons and Run DMC as well as recent hits from the likes of Calvin Harris and Avicii, based on fitness sector music reporting data from PPL, the Official Music Partner for National Fitness Day.*


Official National Fitness Day 2017 Playlist


1.     Avicii – Levels

2.     Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger

3.     Kelly Rowland – Commander

4.     Example – Kickstarts

5.     David Guetta Feat. Sia – Titanium

6.     Martin Garrix – Animals

7.     Run DMC Vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That

8.     Calvin Harris – Bounce

9.     The Jacksons – Can You Feel It

10. Kid Cudi Vs Crookers – Day ‘N’ Nite

11. Cascada – Everytime We Touch

12. Adele – Rolling In The Deep

13. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

14. Flo Rida feat. David Guetta - Club Can’t Handle Me

15. Usher feat. Pitbull- DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love

16. Nicki Minaj – Starships

17. Kesha – Your Love Is My Drug

18. Freemasons feat. Katherine Ellis– When You Touch Me

19. Bingo Players feat. Far East Movement – Get Up (Rattle)

20. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass


All operators who register to take part in National Fitness Day 2017 will be provided with the playlist as part of a digital pack of resources to ensure gyms and leisure centres across the country can join in the fun and get their classes moving to the beat on the day.


National Fitness Day, co-ordinated by not-for-profit health body ukactive, takes place on 27th September. It sees the nation celebrate the fun and thrills of physical activity through a range of free events and activity sessions. Last year’s National Fitness Day got over a million people active across 18,000 events, making it the most active day of 2016.


This year’s National Fitness Day will be the most wide-ranging ever, with diverse elements taking place across the country. Gym operators and physical activity providers across the UK will once again play a central role on the day, flinging open their doors to offer the public a range of free taster sessions and gym passes.


Alongside the myriad of activities being provided in schools and fitness facilities across the UK, partners AXA PPP healthcare and Argos will be taking National Fitness Day into workplaces and high streets respectively.


ukactive CEO Steven Ward said: “National Fitness Day is a fantastic chance to spotlight physical activity and the role it plays in creating a healthier nation. These free events across the country provide a chance for everyone to experience the fun of fitness and carry forward healthy habits.


“The day also offers a fantastic opportunity for the physical activity sector to unlock new markets and attract new members by promoting the broad benefits of movement to the length and breadth of the British nation.”


PPL UK Chief Executive Peter Leathem said: “We are delighted to be supporting National Fitness Day. Music can be a great motivational tool when working out.


We hope that this Official National Fitness Day Playlist will inspire people to get active and most importantly, have fun whilst doing it.”



*These are ukactive’s top fitness tracks, drawn from a list of tracks reported to PPL as having been frequently played in gyms, leisure centres and fitness classes across the UK in 2016. Artists’ inclusion in this playlist does not imply endorsement of National Fitness Day, PPL or ukactive. No rights or permissions to use recordings are granted or implied beyond usual PPL licensing conditions.


About ukactive

ukactive is the UK’s leading not-for-profit health body for the physical activity sector, with almost 4,000 members from activity providers to major consumer brands, training facilities and equipment manufacturers. Members come from across the private, public and third sector and are united by ukactive’s longstanding and uncompromising commitment to getting more people, more active, more often.

ukactive facilitates big impact partnerships, conceives and drives breakthrough campaigns, conducts critical research and galvanises key stakeholders to develop and deliver key projects that support and champion the physical activity agenda. The organisation’s efforts are centred on supporting a national ambition to “Turn the tide of physical inactivity”.

For more information about ukactive, please contact Jak Phillips on 07958 119320, or 


About PPL


Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for tens of thousands of performers and record companies.  We license recorded music in the UK when it is played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices etc.) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV etc.) and ensure that revenue flows back to our members.  These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and influential festival headliners. 


PPL has a market-leading international collections business, with 84 agreements in place across 40 countries, helping members to maximise their revenue when their repertoire is played overseas.  We collected £212.1 million in the UK and internationally in 2016 and paid over 92,000 performers and record companies.


For more information about PPL, please contact Clive Drew, PR Manager on 020 7534 1262 or 

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