Sports foundation on the search for next Coventry Olympian - The Coventry Observer

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Sports foundation on the search for next Coventry Olympian

Shaun Reynolds 7th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A 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.

Taking place at the AT7 Centre in Bell Green Road on Saturday (August 13), the leisure centre’s health and fitness facilities will be open to the city with a host of exercise taster sessions on offer from 10am until 2pm.

Classes will range from kettlebells, total body workouts, dance and PiYo – which combines yoga and pilates.

Chris Panter, health and fitness manager at Coventry Sports Foundation, said he hopes the sports day will recreate some of the enthusiasm and energy created from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

He added: “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 a low cost opportunity to try out our facilities.

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

The cost to attend the Olympic Sports Day is £1, visit for further information.

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