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I’m not in the best shape, but I want to prove to myself I can do something that seems insurmountable and inspire others by showing them no matter where they are in their fitness goals, they can do it, too.

Ruben Studdard

Many times throughout the internet you see advertisements for weight loss, such s new gym memberships, weight loss pills, diet plans, and more. Fitness appears to become a consistent message in everybody’s lives. However, if you are looking for a way to start losing weight, then one of the best ways to start that is through Fitness Day, a day all about challenging yourself and changing the way you feel about your body.

History of Fitness Day

Physical fitness has had a long history of being a defining factor in mankind. From the Roman Empire to today, there have been various developments in what constituted fitness. While the Dark Ages valued the soul over the body, the renaissance period took a fresh start by examining the body for medical research, bringing new methods of awareness about what the body does. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that the idea of fitness became popular. Since then, the United States took fitness to a new level by bringing in 20th-century technology. With the increase in sugars and fats into the diet due to commercialization, the concept of fitness became an everyday term in people’s lives and helped make people more aware of their activity levels and food intake.

Fitness Day as a holiday began in the early 2000’s and has since become a way to improve how people feel, lose weight, and grow stronger as a result. The Fitness Day website hosts events all over the United States yearly in cooperation with companies such as Athleta, Girls on the Run, and Class Pass to help men and women all over the world bring exercise into their daily lives and challenge themselves. Fitness Day hosts these events in major cities and hopes that through these events they have the power to change lives.

How to Celebrate Fitness Day

One of the best ways to start exercising is by purchasing a gym membership and making plans to go to the gym once to twice per week. Even with just once a day, that can be the start of a healthier body. You can also join one of those events that Fitness Day broadcasts throughout the country and join them with your friends as an excellent way to start exercising. If you want to let everyone know what day it is, use the hashtag #fitnessday to let your friends know what you’re doing to keep your body and mind healthy.