Born To Move virtual classes free for schools on National Fitness Day

September 11th, 2017 by Sandy

Les Mills will offer its Born To Move virtual class for free, to 10,000 schools across the United Kingdom . Les Mills has teamed up with ukactive to offer it later this month to schools, on the National Fitness Day, which falls on 27th September. The virtual class will be delivered in a downloadable file format that can be accessed via a link provided by ukactive. The virtual class provides, right from toddlers through to teenagers, a series of movement-based classes.

The head of ukactive Kids, Jack Shakespear, said by supporting 10,000 schools to have their pupils moving for 10 minutes, aims to be a UK first for this year’s National Fitness Day. He remarked that the 10 minutes of fitness can be a great opportunity to get children moving in creative ways, unlocking the the benefits of being active.

Chief creative officer of Les Mills, Dr. Jackie Mills, said to form positive habits, the early years in life are a critical window. They wish to instil in children a love of being active, so as to grow into happy, healthy, active adults and that’s why they developed Born To Move, he added.

It will also be available via the National Fitness Day toolkit to parents, to motivate further physical activity and to use it at home. Over 20,000 free events on National Fitness Day will involve gyms, schools, universities, high-streets, parks, leisure-centres and workplaces, to get 1 million people active for the day.