There’s nothing more inspiring than watching the greatest athletes in the world compete for Olympic glory. But why should the likes of Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah and Andy Murray have all the fun?
For many of the elite athletes that compete for Team GB in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, this will be the high point of their careers. But your greatest sporting achievement could be yet to come.
So as the clock counts down towards the greatest sporting event on Earth, take a look at our guide to unleashing your own inner Olympian this summer.
Get in shape with a personal trainer
Great athletes have coaches. Just as Toni Minichiello helped Jessica Ennis-Hill get from high school athlete to Olympic gold medallist, your personal trainer will be at your side every step of the way as you achieve your fitness goals.
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, develop speed and agility, build muscle mass or anything else – we’ll find a great local personal trainer to provide you with all the help and support you need.
Place a personal training Bark today and we’ll begin contacting personal trainers in your area on your behalf right away.
Perfect your diet for maximum efficiency
When you’re pushing your body to its limits, you need a balanced diet to help you perform at your peak and recover quickly afterwards.
From managing your protein intake to repair damaged muscle fibres, to helping you replace the electrolytes you lose when you sweat – a great sports nutritionist will create the perfect diet plan for your fitness regime.
Simply place a diet and nutrition Bark today and we’ll start searching for great dieticians in your area right away.
Hone your skills with sports lessons
You don’t have to be a top flight athlete to get a lot out of sports lessons. Not only are they ideal if you’re hoping to get good enough to join your local team, but they’re also great if you want to get fit and have fun in the process.
Whatever sport you want to learn, place a Bark today and we’ll begin contacting local sports coaches for you right away.
Get washboard abs with Pilates classes
Olympians including swimmer Natalie Coughlin, cyclist Victoria Pendelton and tennis legends like Roger Federer and Serena Williams all cite Pilates as a crucial part of their training regimes.
It’s a great cross training exercise because it focusses on functional movement – working your abs, back, glutes and thighs.
If the idea of toning your body through a combination of controlled movements and breathing exercises appeals to you, place a Pilates Bark now and start getting free quotes from local Pilates instructors.
Have a sports massage – and do it all again!
Whether you’re training to compete at the Olympics, working out at the gym or just stuck in front of a computer all day, you’re likely to experience tight muscular pains and aches at some point.
Sports massages are proven to help you achieve peak performance, reduce the risk of sporting injury and speed up your recovery times.
So when you’re feeling sore after an intense workout, they’re ideal for treating those aches and pains – so you can get back out there and do it all over again as quickly as possible.