As part of National Fitness Day, selected Redditch gyms are opening their doors for free to encourage residents to try out their classes and equipment.

Pure Gym, Elite Fitness, Gymophobics, Abbey Hotel and of course Redditch Borough Council’s own Abbey Stadium are taking part in the initiative which was founded in 2011.

Visitors can take part in the usual classes, gym routines and swimming opportunities to mark the event which aims to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity.

A spokesman said: "National Fitness Day is on Wednesday, September 26 but you can enjoy the facilities at participating establishments across Redditch until September 30.

"We’d love you to share your #fitnessday photos on our Facebook page or Twitter @redditchmatters."

To find out what is on at each gym, contact them directly or click on