It’s the 8th March, which means it’s International Women’s Day, and a day to reflect on the amazing contribution and achievements from some of the most influential women in the world so we thought we’d highlight some of the most influential in the sports and fitness industry.
- Jessica Ennis-Hill
With a cabinet full of trophies, it doesn’t take much for Jessica to inspire millions of young women all over the country to get into sport. She continuously portrays a fantastic and healthy body image, as well as classic determination in which she has made athletics ‘cool’ again.
After having her son, Reggie, she battled in order to get back to her original self by training hard to compete again and that infamous six-pack. She’s always been honest and real about her struggles, which makes her relatable and a clear inspiration to all.
- Nicola Adams
Nicola Adams is the first ever female Olympic boxing champion. She trains with men and she believes that women should be able to do any sport they choose.
Due to Nicola Adams winning gold in London 2012, there has been a 50% increase of women taking part in the fight game, which is a huge achievement in itself.
- Martine Wright
‘Anything is possible’. Martine Wright lost both of her legs in the 7/7 bombings in London and became a Paralympic sit down volleyball athlete. She really turned an awful event into something good and life changing for herself.
But becoming the captain of the Paralympic GB team isn’t all she has achieved. She went on to rebuild her life, skydive, learnt to fly, got married, became a mother, went on to be an Ambassador and Patron, as well as becoming an inspirational and motivational speaker.
- Debbie Jevans
Debbie Jevans is the CEO of England Rugby and was the previous Director of Sport for LOCOG. The inspiring thing about Debbie Jevans is that she was the first woman in Olympic history to be appointed the Director of Sport for an organised committee and went on to be awarded a CBE in 2013.
She has also previously been voted the most influential woman of the year by the Guardian.
At the gym we have countless ladies that inspire us on a daily basis. You don’t have to be a household name to be awesome. We know. We see it everyday.
Embrace #InternationalWomensDay with us and let us know who is your biggest inspiration.
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