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Coventry leisure provider is on the hunt for next city Olympian

Shaun Reynolds 11th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A CITY sports and leisure provider is on the hunt for Coventry’s next Olympian by organising a sports day which is open to the public.

To tie in with Rio 2016, Coventry Sports Foundation has made getting the city active its mission by hosting a Lifestyles Olympic Sports Day – which is taking place at the AT7 Centre, in Bell Green Road, on Saturday (August 13).

From 10am until 2pm, the leisure centre’s health and fitness facilities will be open to the city with a host of exercise taster sessions on offer to encourage visitors to work up a sweat.

Classes will range from kettlebells, total body workouts, dance, and PiYo – which combines yoga and Pilates – as well as sessions with the gym’s Skillmill equipment, which the Foundation was the first to bring to the Midlands three months ago.

Chris Panter, health and fitness manager at Coventry Sports Foundation, said: “Most people will remember the excitement and buzz the Olympic Games created in Coventry in 2012, as a host city.

“With this in mind, we’ve co-ordinated a one-off Lifestyles Olympic Sports Day which we’re hoping will recreate some of that enthusiasm and energy and encourage people to put it to good use with a workout.

“Many Olympians will tell you that watching the Olympics and seeing Team GB’s achievements on TV was what originally inspired people to get more active with sport.

“As a result, we’re working to ensure sport and exercise is as accessible as possible in Coventry by providing an accessible and low cost opportunity to try out our facilities, and by doing this who knows how much of an impact we could have – we may even inspire the city’s next Olympian.

“With so much excitement for Rio 2016, we hope we will be able to attract a lot of visitors and hopefully some new faces.”

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