With the success of Corkman Steve Redmond in being the first and only person to complete the Oceans Seven, and the spectacle of the Olympic games in full swing, fitness and athletic prowess and accomplishment is a topic on a lot of peoples minds at the moment. Upon reading the exploits and seeing the many feats of the Olympic athletes, particularly in the swimming and athletics arena, it certainly gets one in the mood for upping ones fitness and athletic prowess. We all dream somewhat that with the right training one could be an Olympic worthy world champion like our own Sonia O’Sullivan from nearby Cobh, close to us here at Fota Island Resort, an Olympic medallist now chef d’Equipe of the Irish Olympic squad.
Whilst natural ability is only for the lucky few, one can up ones fitness to the level of an athlete. Luckily with the many stunning waters here around East Cork, the many scenic walks and many top notch swimming and gym facilities around in hotels in the area such as our stunning spa and leisure centre in our own Fota Island Resort hotel, one has a fighting chance of getting fit in enjoyable surroundings. Continue reading