Tag: Olympics

Athlete insight: Kate Richardson-Walsh

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FitPro caught up with the England Women’s Hockey captain after the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in London. Kate Richardson-Walsh talks of beginnings, successes, and has plenty to say about fitness influencer, Joe Wicks.   FitPro: What do you love about the Bloomberg square Mile Relay London? KR-W: I think it’s great to get people out of the [...]

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, [...]

Did you know these Olympians do yoga?

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Yoga may not be an Olympic sport but it’s reportedly a part of the Olympics, as yoga is a component of the workout routine of many athletes who strived for medals during the Rio Games.  It’s no secret that yoga is a complement to other physical activities to increase strength, balance, flexibility and mental control. That’s why it [...]

Team GB Fan Zones!

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Discover the nearest Team GB Fan Zone to where you live and watch the Rio 2016 Olympics live with lots of other fans. Where will you watch the Games? Fan Zone locations Bradford Bristol Coventry Leeds London Beach East (QEOP) London Bridge City Manchester Plymouth Swansea Locations in Scotland and Northern Ireland are under negotiation Bradford (6-21 [...]

The fitness word: Cosmetic exercise or health-related fitness?

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Words: Tony Lycholat With the recent publication of two reports from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)1, 2 it has become clear that elite athletics remains rife with drugs and that its international governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has been for several years as corrupt as they come. It’s as if the [...]

Be part of I Am Team GB

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On Saturday 27 August, I Am Team GB will invite people across the UK to get active at their local sports club. Thousands of clubs and groups will open their doors as part of the nation’s biggest ever sports day. Brought to you by the National Lottery and ITV, and supported by Join In, UK Sport and [...]