FROM shoppers to schoolchildren, LiveWire helped to get Warrington moving on National Fitness Day, with the help of its mascot ‘Jet’.
National Fitness Day, held on Wednesday September 25, is an annual event that celebrates the fun of fitness and physical activity, while highlighting the benefits that leading an active lifestyle can have on our overall health.
Health and wellbeing community interest company LiveWire, which manages leisure and lifestyle services on behalf of Warrington Borough Council, marked the day by getting out and about with its popular mascot Jet, who showed people a few simple exercise moves they can do at home – ‘jumping Jets’, ‘robo squats’ and ‘star jumps’.
As well as dropping in to popular Warrington locations like Golden Square Shopping Centre, Warrington Museum & Library and the Town Hall – where Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Community, Cllr Tony Higgins learnt a few keep fit moves – Jet also attended St Peter’s RC Primary School in Woolston to encourage pupils to stay active.
Jet also handed out free day passes to LiveWire’s leisure sites as well as running a prize draw to win a free 6-month LiveWire membership.
Emma Hutchinson, Managing Director of LiveWire, said: “National Fitness Day is a key date in the health and wellbeing calendar – so it was very important to LiveWire that we joined in the fun and celebrated the importance of keeping active.
“It was fantastic to see Jet out and about in Warrington, having fun getting people moving. And thank you to St Peter’s RC Primary School in Woolston for having us in to speak to pupils about the importance of exercise – the children were fantastic and even showed Jet a few new moves!
“From aiming to do a few more steps every day to signing up to a charity 5K or trying a new group exercise class – there’s loads of ways people can start to move more and combat our often sedentary lifestyle
“But it’s not just about one day – LiveWire’s advisors are on hand at our 6 leisure sites across Warrington to offer advice and support to people wanting to become more active. We’d love to see you there.”
Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Community, Cllr Tony Higgins, said: “Getting active is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental wellbeing. National Fitness Day gives us a great opportunity to encourage people across Warrington to build exercise into their everyday lives.
“There are so many different ways to get fit and healthy, in so many places – from our parks, to our LiveWire leisure centres, and from clubs to your own home. It can help you build your confidence, meet new people and have a lot of fun. So there’s nothing stopping you from kick-starting your new fitness habit!”
For more information on LiveWire’s leisure and lifestyles services please visit www.livewirewarrington.co.uk.