National Fitness Day 2018

Reds in the Community participated in National Fitness Day UK 2018 today at Jump Primary School.

National Fitness Day provides the chance to highlight the pivotal role physical activity plays across the UK, helping raise awareness of its importance in helping the population lead healthier and active lifestyles.

To celebrate National Fitness Day, Barnsley Football Club mascot Toby Tyke made a special visit to the RITC run lunch club.

Toby joined in the football-based session before the children had the chance to take penalties against the Reds mascot.

Sports development officer Kieron Campbell spoke about the importance of the scheme for helping children and adults across the UK to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

He said: “It’s great that we can have occasions such as today to help highlight the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Introducing this at an early age to local school children will hopefully help them adopt a positive attitude towards fitness and exercise for life. Ourselves at Reds in the Community engage with local children and adults to help them with being healthy throughout the year and initiatives such as National Fitness Day can only help in spreading the message.”

Alongside our extensive work with children, Reds in the Community also run weekly sessions to help adults in the Barnsley area remain healthy and active.

Each Wednesday, our Walking Football session runs from 1-2 in the Oakwell indoor centre (12-1 during school holidays) for adults aged 35 or over.

We also run a female-only Move to Lose fitness class every Thursday evening in the Oakwell East Stand from 5:30-6:15 costing just £1 per session.