Activewear founder Lorna Jane Clarkson is urging women to join her in making a move on Active Nation Day.

What began as a single event in Australia five years ago has now spread around the world, with eleven countries hosting events for Active Nation Day last year.

Active Nation Day was launched by Clarkson in 2012 to promote action against health issues faced by women as a result of unhealthy lifestyles.

“Obesity has more than doubled since 1980 and 1.9 billion people worldwide aren’t getting enough exercise,” says Clarkson.

“It’s simple to start arresting our collective health issues by just getting moving. This Active Nation Day I want everyone to make their move matter.”

In 2015 Clarkson created a petition to officially incorporate Active Nation Day into the Australian calendar as a way to highlight the importance of healthy living and exercise.

So far the petition has gained over 50,000 signatures. Clarkson hopes to continue to collect signatures until Active Nation Day when she will present the petition to parliament.

The Brisbane event will be held at Gasworks Plaza and will feature a range of free classes and workshops.

The morning will begin with a HIIT class with Chontel Duncan and a presentation by guest speaker, nutritionist and blogger Ange Simson from The Gratitude Project.

There will also be a free yoga class and an opportunity to experience Lorna Jane’s Active Living space in store.

Active Nation Day Brisbane is held on Sunday 25 September at Gasworks Plaza.

The event runs from 7am – 12pm and is open to both female and male participants.

For more information, locations and tickets visit http://www.activenationday.com/