If your fitness routine has been a little lacklustre in recent months, it’s no surprise. While plenty of fitness studios have been live-streaming workouts during lockdown, it can be tough to stay motivated.
Thankfully, these Olympians from all over the world are here to inspire you on Olympic Day (June 23) – a day created to mark the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23 1894 in Paris – with live workouts from 20 time zones.
In what will be the world’s largest 24-hour Olympic workout, athletes will lead day’s worth of classes on Instagram live. They’re also being saved to the grid after, so you can watch any you’ve missed, or keep up your new-found Olympic skills.
‘We are all in the same situation right now,’ says International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. ‘All of us are living with much uncertainty about the future. In these difficult times, we need the values of sport, our shared Olympic values of excellence, friendship, respect and solidarity, more than ever. The Olympic flame can be the light at the end of the dark tunnel that we all find ourselves in now. On Olympic Day, we are sending this Olympic message to everybody. Please stay strong, stay active, stay healthy.’
Since this year’s Olympic Games, which were set to take place in Tokyo, Japan, were postponed to 2021, thanks to the ongoing global health crisis, this might be the ideal way to embrace Olympic spirit in 2020.
Going to keep it up? Check out these fitness classes you can stream at home.