Monday 19 February 2018

Geary puts fist behind big fitness message

Anna Geary Picture: INPHO/James Crombie
Anna Geary Picture: INPHO/James Crombie

Alan O'Keeffe

Camogie legend Anna Geary was on hand to help launch Ireland's second National Fitness Day.

The initiative will be held on September 29 and sporting great Geary was getting her fist behind it yesterday.

The All-Star camogie player was joined by former rugby star Alan Quinlan in Dublin's Smithfield to launch the campaign, where she relished getting stuck into a punching bag.

National Fitness Day is being led by Ireland Active, and supported by Healthy Ireland and Sport Ireland, and is being billed as the "biggest celebration of physical activity of the year".

The health-based campaign wants to get people out and involved in physical activity.

It will showcase the many different ways available nationwide to get involved and partake in exercise with gyms, sports clubs, schools and community groups invited to take part.

Ireland Active is the national association for active leisure and fitness and represents over 250 leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools and education providers.

Regular exercise has a vast amount of benefits, from creating a healthy mind and body to a greater quality of life.

Irish Independent

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