5-a-day Fitness is passionate about getting
school children and young people active
throughout the school day, and beyond.

South East UK based, and formed in 2008, 5-a-day Fitness has found its feet in the promotion of physical activity to children and young people, and continues to grow in the education sector.

The Idea

5-a-day Fitness is passionate about getting school children and young people active throughout the school day, and beyond. South East UK based, and formed in 2008, 5-a-day Fitness has found its feet in the promotion of physical activity to children and young people, and continues to grow in the education sector. 5-a-day resources aim to increase whole school in-class physical activity levels, and are used to help thousands of school children around the globe get active every day!

Easy To Use At Any Time

Created by physical education teachers and exercise, dance, and activity specialists, 5-a-day Fitness aims to be easy to use and teacher friendly; especially for those who aren’t confident leading physical activity in the classroom. There’s no teacher training, planning, or preparation needed, simply log in, select a video, and let your class join in, have fun, get fit and learn! 5-a-day ressources are designed to be used at any time of the school day to enhance learning and the curriculum with ease, there is no need to rearrange the classroom or change into PE kits*. The perfect opportunity for getting your class up and active first thing in the morning, a mid-lesson brain break, a refocusing tool, or to use up any excess energy they may still have after lunch or break time.

Why Subscribe?

Subscribing schools get access to 5-a-day’s easy to use video-on-demand service, a collection of online 5-minute fun fitness routines, and 2-minute chill-out routines, designed specifically for projection onto whiteboards or screens. Many of the resources are also available in French, Spanish and Welsh to help promote cross-curricular language learning. There is also a Home Access package available (as an upgrade), allowing pupils and parents to use 5-a-day Fitness resources at home, helping to keep pupils active and healthy after school, at weekends, and over the holidays.

Uniquely Created For Schools

All resources are made in-house, with the music and choreography being written, created and licensed with education and school appropriateness in mind. Each activity routine enhances kinaesthetic learning, and utilises both audio and visual instructions and demonstrations. Resources are differentiated by complexity, and the language learning resources each have 3 levels of difficulty, making 5-a-day Fitness an amazing cross-curricular Physical Education and Modern Foreign Language learning tool for Key Stage 1 and 2 (K-6).

Active Education

Scientists have consistently proved that exercise stimulates the brain and prepares it for learning, yet physical activity is often overlooked in favour of more ‘academic’ subjects. 5-a-day Fitness believe that five-minute bursts of energy and exercise throughout the school day, that complement the existing curriculum, will help improve your pupils’ academic performance and concentration levels. Try 5-a-day Fitness today, you won’t be disappointed!*

*Please refer to Health and Safety information before use.

Vigorous exercise BEFORE learning improves student memory, mood and behaviour, and helps create a heightened state of attention. Exercise is the single most powerful tool you have to optimise your brain function and improve learning. To keep our brains at peak performance, our bodies need to work hard.

John Ratey. MD, Author of SPARK

To me a short period of dedicated exercise seems a much better way to spend the first five minutes of the day than a short period of shuffling single file to the classroom and hanging up coats.

Kirsten Patrick. British Medical Journal