Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson urges the nation to use the summer of sport as inspiration on National Fitness Day

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

This year National Fitness Day is taking place tomorrow (Wednesday September 7) coinciding with the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympics.

So who is better placed than one of Britain’s most successful Paralympians and Chair of ukactive to inspire the nation to get fit?

It’s been a magnificent summer of sport and the excitement is not over yet with the Paralympics about to get underway in Rio.

Team GB Paralympic legend Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who won 16 Paralympic medals including 11 golds in her illustrious career, will be on hand in Rio with this year’s current crop of stars.

The official start of the 2016 Paralympics also coincides with National Fitness Day, which Tanni is backing not only as a former athlete, but also as the Chair of ukactive.

Research by ukactive and Argos, the headline partner for National Fitness Day, has shown that whilst over two-thirds of Brits say that fitness is a big part of their lives, nearly a quarter struggle to find the motivation, and one in seven wish that they had more inspiration to keep them going.

Watch our video where Tanni talks about her excitement ahead of the Paralympics as well as how everyone, not just our elite athletes, can take inspiration from the games. She also explains how you can take part in National Fitness Day and use it to kick start your quest to get fitter and healthier.