Team GB launch new Fitness First Pro Athlete programme

01 September 2014 / 16:34

Olympic medallists Nicola Adams, Ed Clancy, Max Whitlock and Gemma Gibbons have today launched the new ‘Team GB Pro Athlete class at Fitness First, Team GB’s first-ever Official Fitness Partner.

Team GB launch Fitness First Pro Athlete Programme

The Team GB Pro Athlete Programme is inspired by Team GB athletes and coaches, how they train and the Olympic sports they compete in. Double Olympic gold cycling medallist (2008, 2012) and world record holder Ed Clancy, the world's first female boxing Olympic champion Nicola Adams, double bronze medallist and Olympic and European gymnastics champion Max Whitlock and Olympic judo silver medallist Gemma Gibbons all attended the event to celebrate the launch and participated in the inaugural class.

Fitness First, the UK’s largest gym chain, is helping rewrite the rules of fitness and has created the Team GB Pro Athlete Programme to give Fitness First members a taste of what training like a Team GB athlete could feel like. The programme focuses on five key fitness disciplines which any elite athlete requires, speed, endurance, power, agility and strength.

The class particularly focuses on three key phases; training, which centres around the five key disciplines; competition, competing against one another whilst incorporating the five key disciplines and finally, teamwork, learning the importance of working together to achieve the best possible results. A functional core workout follows each phase in order to strengthen the core, an attribute inherent crucial to successful athletic performance.

With over 400 events and sports across the Olympic summer and winter games programme, the Fitness First / Team GB partnership will grant endless programming possibilities, Team GB Pro Athlete being the first.