Olympics will inspire day-long fitness festival aimed at boosting motivation

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Fitness fans will take over a park on Saturday in a bid to inspire others to work-out and find a sport they can enjoy.

Personal trainer George Turner will stage the Havant Borough Council-backed FitBeat 2012 at Emsworth Park – and he’s using the London 2012 Olympic Games as the inspiration for this year’s event.

The fitness festival aims to encourage the whole family to get active and have fun.

With less than a month to go until the Olympics kicks-off, George is hoping to get people interested in sport and fitness by giving them access to a day of taster sessions and new ideas.

‘With the focus on the Olympic Games, we want to capture that sporting enthusiasm to introduce local people to new sports and activities,’ says ex-Royal Navy fitness instructor George.

During the day-long session, people will be able to have a go at family boot camp activities, a kettle bell class, karate or even a spot of laser quest.

Other local clubs will join the instructors from George’s Innovations Fitness to take part in the event, which will run from 11am until 4pm.

At the heart of the FitBeat 2012 event will be an Olympiad Challenge with teams of local people competing for glory.

There will also be assault courses, archery, climbing walls, a kids’ zone, dance classes, yoga, Pilates, giant inflatables and trampolines.

The event will raise funds for The Rowans Hospice in Purbrook.

To enter the Olympiad Challenge, or to find out more, call George on 07800683367, email info@innovationsfitness.co.uk or visit FitBeat.co.uk.