As you know I love a freebie!
Throughout July and August, the nations leading breakfast cereal Weetabix* are running an absolutely brilliant ‘Summer of Sport’ Campaign.
Weetabix’s campaign is backed by the very fabulous Denise Lewis. Denise Lewis OBE won the gold in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and is one of Great Britain’s greatest sporting stars.
We love you Denise!
Denise is fully backing this campaign because as she says, the key to taking care of yourself as an athlete is…
Understanding the importance of hydration, starting the day off well with a good breakfast and I have always had Weetabix in my life,
Each and and every pack of Weetabix purchased gives you the chance to receive a free or 2-4-1 Sports session. You also get the chance to win a money can’t buy prize. Star rewards consist of sporting experiences with athletes, including Denise Lewis herself, and other rewards such as team kits and biking sets.
I think it’s brilliant for kids (and adults) to try out new sports and you get to choose between paintball, football, judo, tae kwon-so, British military fitness, scuba diving, dance, yoga and more. How fantastic.
You simply find a code inside your pack and enter at www.weetabixsport.co.uk
I love that everyone is a winner and gets a £5 sports voucher PLUS a free or 2-4-1 sports session.
I fancied trying yoga, so I simply popped in my postcode and this is what came up… lots of classes so close to where I live. Weetabix are offering sporting sessions all over the country so you are bound to find one near you!
It’s so much fun to try out a new sport, it takes you out of your comfort zone, gets you off the sofa, and could introduce you to something you absolutely love … and it is the summer of sport after all
Denise Lewis and her Sporting Start
Clearly Denise’s first love is the heptathlon. She says …
“Once I embarked on heptathlon I didn’t want to change, there’s just something special about it.
“Training’s tough, but it’s interesting because it’s ever changing.”
2 key points Denise stresses for athletes doing the hepatathlon are
- Technical – learn anything and everything about each event!
- Nutrition – know what to eat and when to keep your body hydrated and functioning at 100%
Great tips for any athlete.
But despite her love for the sport she was up for trying something new!
Here is Denise introducing us to the new sport she tried out..cricket. fabulous to see her progression.
Check out Denise learning to catch!
Learning how to bat
Learning how to bowl
Learning to run between wickets
One on one training
and her first go at a match!
That looked like so much fun didn’t it?
Why not make this the summer you try out a new sport. Have a look here to find out more about this fabulous Sporting Start campaign. You can also follow the hashtag #sportingstarts on twitter.