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National Fitness Day powered by Argos is fast approaching, with just one week to go until the most active day of the year. This year will see over 5,000 events take place across the country and as the day draws nearer we are proud to announce the involvement of one of Britain’s national treasures.

Darcey Bussell CBE, legendary ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge will be performing her newly formed aerobic workout DDMIX on the morning of 7th September to kick off proceedings on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Darcey Bussell CBE said:

“Important events such as National Fitness Day remind us of the necessity for everyone to lead active lives. Participation is key; it is good for our health and the health of our society”

ukactive members across the UK will be delivering free events as well as supporting Argos stores to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity. For example, in Stoke-on-Trent, Nuffield Health will be running outdoor exercise classes in front of their Argos store to promote physical activity. Other events going on throughout the day include, business wide ‘plank offs’, a mass Hula Hoop class, a 12 hour treadmill challenge, high-street HITT classes and schools up and down the country will also be joining in to help get kids active on National Fitness Day.

To find free events near to you, simply go to

In the lead up to the event ukactive are asking the public what fitness means to them via social media using #fitness2me. So far the campaign has been supported by people including double Olympic champion Max Whitlock, Ray Mears, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Iwan Thomas MBE. For more information visit @FitnessDayUK on