Tag: Team GB

The FitPro 5: News bites

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Every week, we’ll bring you five short bursts of news from the world of health and fitness to keep you up to date with what’s going on…   British Rowing and British Triathlon announce grassroots partnership British Rowing and British Triathlon, the national governing bodies (NGBs) responsible for creating mass participation products Go Row Indoor [...]

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 [...]

Invictus Games Foundation

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Top image credit: Getty for The Invictus Games Foundation    As September 2017 marks the third edition of the Invictus Games, Olivia Hubbard speaks to Dominic Reid, CEO of the Invictus Games Foundation, on how the Games were created and what being part of the Invictus team means for one UK athlete. In March 2014, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Public urged to ‘Supercharge ParalympicsGB’

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The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has urged the British public to help “Supercharge ParalympicsGB” this month, in a major new fundraising campaign. For the first time, the British public can actively show its support through fundraising, donating funds and taking part in dedicated ‘supercharge’ fan activity. The support pledge comes just as athletes enter the [...]

Highly commendable race for young Skier Callum Smith

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Olivia Hubbard interviews 21-year-old GB skier Callum Smith on his challenging race in Sochi. The skier shares how he overcame the mental challenges he faced during the race and what he learnt.   Callum Smith, the fifth youngest skier in the 68-strong field, clocked a time of 1:17:37:1 hours to finish 62nd in his first ever Olympic [...]