Sport plays a key role in many people’s lives, helping them to stay fit and healthy, learn new skills and work as part of a team.
To celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games and to help support local people in achieving their sporting goals, Nuffield Health has launched the first Athlete in Residence, a programme of support to help sports people achieve their goals.
The programme is open to anybody over the age of 16 years who regularly participates in sport, from rising stars to medal winners.
It celebrates local sports people and their achievements, while showcasing their passion and sporting ability and how this may have positively improved their health and wellbeing.
Each of the 65 Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centres in the UK will choose one local sports person to become their Athlete in Residence for the coming year.
The selected participants for the programme will benefit from a year’s free membership, personalisation of their sporting kit, sessions with a personal trainer to advise them on strength and conditioning training and regular health MOTs, plus some great incentives from Lucozade and Maxinutrition.
Entries are now open and they close on Friday, 29 June at 5pm.
A panel of health and fitness experts from Nuffield Health will select the Athletes in Residence in July and the successful 65 will be announced at the local Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centres during August.
More info: www.nuffieldhealth.com/athlete
Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine