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Strength In Numbers aims to educate individuals on the importance of strength training for their physical and mental wellbeing.

Statistics provided by UK Active indicate that only 24% of women aged 19-65 and only 34% of men aged 19-65 meet the current strength training guidelines.

Benefits of Strength Training:

  1. Strength training makes you stronger and fitter
  2. Strength training protects bone health and muscle mass
  3. Strength training boosts energy levels and improves your mood

We want to know how you get your #StrengthInNumbers, this could be through the gym, home, school or work. Engage with the campaign by sharing you stories and photos and tagging: 

Twitter: @GBWeightLifting

Instagram: britishwl

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Government Guidelines

Children and young people aged 5-18

  • At least 60 minutes of physical activity every day – this should range from moderate activity, such as cycling and playground activities, to vigorous activity, such as running and tennis
  • On 3 days a week, these activities should involve exercises for strong muscles and bones, such as swinging on playground equipment, hopping and skipping, and sports such as gymnastics or tennis

Adults Aged 19-64

  • At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or brisk walking every week and  strength exercises on 2 or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms)  

Adults Aged 65 or over      

  • At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or walking every week and strength exercises on 2 or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms)



 Downloads- Strength Exercises 

National Fitness Day September 26th

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



This National Fitness day we are encouraging gyms to open their doors and join in the BWL Power Hour. This involves gyms teaching members how to safely and effectively use weights.

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This National Fitness Day we are encouraging schools to enter the 10 minute jumping challenge as part of the 10@10 challenge.

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