Hackney,
21
September
2015
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15:17
Europe/London

Young and old alike take part in National Fitness Day in Hackney

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Fitness loving Hackney residents, both young and old, put their best foot forward last week as part of National Fitness Day.

More than 150 pupils from Millfields Primary School took part in two hours of action-packed fun, including gym and circuit training, at Kings Hall Leisure Centre, in Clapton, as part of the nationwide event which aims to make 9 September the most active day in the year.

They were spurred on by professional boxer Ohara Davies who also gave the youngsters a masterclass in the sport.

Not to be outdone by their younger counterparts, 30 adults and 50+ Club members took part in two one-hour classes - African dance and ‘mega work out’ – to help rack up the activity count.

The event was organised by the sports development team for GLL, Hackney Council’s leisure provider, and Kings Hall’s Better staff.

 

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
A fun day was had by all. Those who participated proved that age, whether young or old, is no barrier to engaging and enjoying fitness and activity. I would like to congratulate all those who took part and thank the staff who made it possible.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

National Fitness Day 2015 aims to build upon the success of last year, which involved 2,000 fitness venues across the country and 27 million people.

For more information on King’s Hall, email: www.hackney.gov.uk/cs-kingshall.htm or call: 020 8985 2158