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Category: Athlete Interview

Invictus Games special: rowing for Canada

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Top image credit: Getty for The Invictus Games Foundation  In the Autumn issue of Fitpro magazine, we interviewed UK athlete Craig Winspear. Here, we hear from Canadian athlete Caroline Cauvin, who will be competing in her home nation at the Invictus Games 2017 in Toronto.   FitPro: What does being involved with the Invictus Games mean [...]

The Invictus Games: Team U.S Air Force

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In the Autumn issue of Fitpro magazine, we interviewed UK athlete Craig Winspear. As the excitement continues to build for the third Invictus Games in Toronto this month, we share more exclusive competitor interviews. This week, we hear from Lucas Purser and Sarah Frankosky. Both competitors are from the U.S Air Force – here, they reflect on their experience [...]

A chosen Lion: FitPro chats to James Haskell

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International rugby sensation James Haskell talks setting up his fitness business, his favourite exercises right now, and why we shouldn’t eat grass. “We live in a world where people are desperate for professionals to be qualified – I’ve started working with The Training Room”   Olivia Hubbard: Tell me about setting up your fitness business [...]

Athlete interview: Team GB’s Alex Danson

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FitPro catches up with Olympic gold medalist Alex Danson, who shares her day-on-a-plate for analysis by registered dietitian, Linia Patel. The hockey player reveals her coaching tips and explains why she’s so passionate about her work with the Youth Sports Trust.   Breakfast This is my favourite meal of the day! If it’s a Sunday, [...]

Running Man

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Meet the man who lives life on the edge. Olivia Hubbard speaks to Charlie Engle and feels in awe of his running hunger, human endurance and courageous attitude to life’s challenges. Now I’m no running fanatic – far from it – but I do appreciate the fast-moving pace at which my body demands to be flung. The initial burst [...]

Cycling insight: Our GB women

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FitPro’s Olivia Hubbard catches up with Lizzie Armitstead, Joanna Rowsell-Shand and Laura Trott to find out how they’re feeling about the forthcoming Olympic Games. Laura Trott Double Olympic Gold medallist Laura Trott is a professional cyclist, championing on both the track and road. Holding the National Road title, she was also the first British woman [...]

Powerlifting has helped me take control

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Meet the powerlifter who originally despised school sport but is now representing Great Britain in Texas. Olivia Hubbard talks deadlifts, depression and Taylor Swift with Cambridge girl Camille Holland.  Exactly two years ago this week, Camille Holland hauled her older brother Alex onto her back and began squatting him. Her sibling weighs 85kg (13.5st). Not [...]

Hitman Hatton

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Four-time boxing world champion Ricky Hatton talks Manchester, staying out of the pub and the importance of education. Olivia Hubbard: How did your school friends react to you hitting up the boxing ring several times a week when you were just 10 years old? Ricky Hatton: I played football when I was young and I [...]

Under the FitPro spotlight: Helen Wyman

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Helen Wyman won bronze in the Netherlands when she claimed the first British women’s medal since 2000 at the cyclo-cross 2014 world championships. Olivia Hubbard snatched a few moments of her time to talk sports psychology, the November world cup and speaking Dutch. Wyman was born in St Albans, brought up in Norfolk and now lives in Belgium for the entire [...]

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