As the 2012 Olympic Games came to a close on Sunday, London said goodbye to an incredible games and an electric time in our beautiful city. With Great Britain coming 3rd in the Olympic medals table, we can’t help but feel proud and inspired by our athletes and everything they have achieved this summer. Now, more than ever, people are feeling motivated to get fit, and even try some new sports that they ordinarily would never have considered. Could this Olympic Games be the motivation we need to tear ourselves from the telly and get into sport?
Check out these great keep-fit regimes from our Gold medal Champions from 2012:
Bradley Wiggins has openly spoken about his keen interest in extensive endurance training and high-intensity endurance methods. Wiggins’ routine involves two hours of alternative steady state aerobic training, and one hour of warm-up/flexibility work.
European and World medal-winning 800m athlete Jenny Meadows maintains that a warming up session is crucial before your training. “If you don’t warm up, you’re more likely to injure yourself,” said Meadows. A half an hour warm up session will leave you feeling energised and focused for your training session ahead.
Jessica Ennis, world heptathlon champion and poster-girl for the 2012 Olympics maintains that training has to be progressive. Regular, but varied training techniques will keep your body in great shape, whilst giving yourself a new challenge to reach each day. Doing the same training day after day will not make any progress towards your intended goals.
The gym facilities at Flemings are a great place to kick start your fitness regime, and give you the chance to begin training like a true athlete. Exclusively for our residents, the new gym facilities offer a discrete, quiet place to exercise in Mayfair with top of the range Technogym fitness equipment. For more information on our gym please click here