May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Image showcasing active youth to promote National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month! The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition is excited to encourage everyone to go play and #MoveInMay.

There are countless ways to get moving and we are asking our partners to help us inspire all Americans to be active. Below are links to additional information, resources, and social media content that you can use to inspire people to get active.

Help us celebrate the month by using the information below to spread the word about National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, National Physical Education & Sport Week, National Bike to School Day, National Women’s Health Week, and Senior Health & Fitness Day!

Also, stay tuned during May and beyond for information about the development of the National Youth Sports Strategy and the ongoing National Youth Sports Initiative.

Additional information:


  • May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month! Get out, get active, and show how you play! #MoveInMay
  • It’s National Physical Fitness & Sports Month! Grab a ball, hit the track, pick up a racket, take a dive or whatever else inspires you to play. There are so many ways to get active in sports. Choose 1 and have fun! #MoveInMay


Share the image below in your social media messages. Be sure to tag @FitnessGov and use the #MoveInMay hashtag. 

Social media graphic with images of active youth to promote National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Graphic encourages use of hashtag #moveinmay for social media posts related to active living and sports.

2019 Theme: health. moves. minds. #healthmovesminds

Last year, 3,205 communities participated in National Bike to School Day. Find out how you can participate this year, and let’s make 2019’s event even bigger!

National Women’s Health Week kicks off  on Mother’s Day. Learn how you can help the women in your life make their health a priority!

Always held the last Wednesday in May, this year marks the 26th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day.  Join the 100,000 older adults that will be participating in activities at more than 1,000 locations across the nation! 

Stay tuned to for updates on information and content for National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. Be sure to visit our blog and Ways to Be Active page for ideas to get moving in May and everyday.

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