Think you’ve got what it takes to beat an Olympian? Stockport residents who fancy their chances will have the opportunity to find out as part of a new weekly challenge set by boutique fitness studio H1VE.
Based at Life Leisure’s Stockport Sports Village (SSV), H1VE is inviting residents looking to stay active during lockdown the chance to put the results of their home workouts to the test by taking on head coach Andy Turner (pictured) at a series of mini fitness challenges.
Each week, Andy – who’s represented Great Britain at two Olympic Games and won gold in the 110m hurdles at the 2010 European Championships – will post a video of himself attempting a different exercise in less than a minute.
The first video will go live on H1VE’s Facebook and other social channels at 9am on Sunday 10th May, and will see Andy lay down the gauntlet for the most sit-ups in 45 seconds.
Stockport residents will be then be invited to post their attempts and results using the hashtag #H1VEChallenge.
The challenge is part of an ongoing schedule of activity from the fitness studio, including a wide variety of pre-recorded classes, hints and tips via H1VE’s social channels, and live streamed classes which take place Monday – Saturday at 9.30am, led by Andy Turner. He commented:
It’s all a bit of fun to hopefully help encourage people to stay safe, stay home and stay active. Our whole ethos at H1VE is about taking on challenges together as a community, so with activities like this we’re doing what we can to keep that spirit going.”
Asked whether he’s worried about being beaten at the challenges he added:
Not at all, I’d love that! But really the whole thing is more about taking part. About giving people weekly motivation to help get them moving and perhaps even to start their own little challenges between family and friends”.