Halton Borough Council is celebrating National Fitness Day on Wednesday 27 September with classes and events...

Research shows that if you exercise with company, you are more likely to stick to it as the social atmosphere creates a positive environment which is important in helping us enjoy the activity.

To celebrate the value of outdoor recreation, this year we are focusing on outdoor activity including walking, jogging and running. Join any of the activities below free of charge on National Fitness Day.

In Widnes there is the Walk Fit Bootcamp at Frank Myler Pavilion 12:30-1pm. There is a Couch to 5K taster session 6pm at Halton Athletic Track. Widnes Running Club goes from 6.45pm – 8.30pm.

In Runcorn there is Walk Fit Bootcamp 12:30 -1pm at Runcorn Hill (meet near café) Couch to 5K taster session 6pm at Phoenix Park (meet near café) Run-Fit Bootcamp 6.30-7.30pm meets at Phoenix Park (meet near café)

For further information about the above activities or other exercise sessions in Halton call Paula Parle on 0151 511 8550 or or see

National Fitness Day encourages the nation to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity across the UK.

It is also a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping us raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles.

Halton Borough Councils’ Executive Board Member for Sport, Cllr Phil Harris, said: “This is a great opportunity to launch a fitness regime to suit your lifestyle. We have a variety of classes at different times of the day, and different days of the week.”