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Start the day an hour later and get your team off to a Flying Start

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Employees who start the day being active enjoy lower stress levels, are better decision makers, have more energy, and most importantly, are happier. Despite this only 35% of workers in the UK achieve their recommended levels of physical activity.

On Wednesday 26th September we’re excited to be doing something about it. That’s why we’re encouraging the nation to get active before work or at the office, collectively getting National Fitness Day off to a flyer!

Join the flying start

Flying Start participants

Four simple steps to get involved

Be it a spot of rooftop yoga in the morning or cycling into the office, getting your team involved in the Flying Start couldn’t be simpler – no matter how big or small your organisation!

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    Step 1

    Sign up

    Motivate your team to get the day off to a flyer by being active

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    Step 2


    Everything you need to get the office moving on National Fitness Day

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    Step 3

    Get moving

    Promote all the different ways for your team to take part

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    Get online using the #MyFlyingStart and #FitnessDay hashtags!

Let's make it happen!

  • How a Flying Start is good for business

    We get it… getting the day off to a flyer is a big ask. But being active before and throughout the working day is well and truly worth it! Our fact sheet will tell you everything you need to know about the benefits to business of a Flying Start...

  • How to have a successful Flying Start

    Our guidebook includes ideas and inspiration about how to get your team excited for National Fitness Day in September, such as using a free PureGym pass…

  • What exercise does for the mind

    Everyone knows the physical benefits that come with being active are plenty, but what does it do for your mental wellbeing? Find out how activities like brisk walking, cycling, or tennis can be more beneficial to your mental health than vigorous exercise...

  • Try a free Shona Vertue workout

    Shona Vertue is a personal trainer, yoga teacher and creator of the Vertue method. We've teamed up with Shona to bring you three videos that focus on fun while being active so you can get National Fitness Day off to a Flying Start...

Sign up today for your free Flying Start activation pack

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You’ll receive:

  • Flying Start fact sheet
  • Flying Start guidebook
  • Social assets
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  • Email templates
  • Posters