The Olympic motto ‘Cittius, Altius, Fortius’, that is faster, higher, stronger will have been heard by most of us in the last 2 weeks. With modern technology how can any of us not be affected by London 2012?
My question to you is where will you be in terms of fitness in 4 years’ time? You may not be thinking of being part of the Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro, 2016, but what will you take from the greatest show on earth? August 1st was an amazing day – our first two gold medals. Within hours of Bradley Wiggins taking gold on the streets of London, Sutton Coldfield seemed to come alive with people on bikes – all shapes and sizes. I have overheard young children ask their parents: ‘can we go for another bike ride?’ The swimming pools will be full of young hopefuls emulating Rebecca Addlington, the athletics tracks will come alive with activity, the sports halls will be buzzing.
We hear a lot about the London 2012 legacy; to connect young people to sport & sports participation being a priority. Somehow watching these amazing performances gives us all a bit more hope and self believe, not just our young people. My challenge to you is don’t miss the opportunity to improve your own health. If you have been, even, just a little inspired don’t let it go. This is your chance to take up a new sport, re visit any physical activity you have done in the past, or simply get into the exercise habit.
Our elite athletes will have been preparing for this Olympics for years. For us it may be better to look at the next 6 months, start your fitness journey today.