Young people urged to keep fit by Scots athlete

Youth Sport Trust - Sky Sports "Living for Sport" athlete mentors 2013.'Andrew (Andy) Mayor.'(06/12/2012)''Credit: Tony Hall'Copyright: Tony Hall 2012'All rights reserved''For further information contact Tony Hall'Tel: +44 (0) 7772 655 839'E-mail: info@tonyhallphoto.com
Youth Sport Trust - Sky Sports "Living for Sport" athlete mentors 2013.'Andrew (Andy) Mayor.'(06/12/2012)''Credit: Tony Hall'Copyright: Tony Hall 2012'All rights reserved''For further information contact Tony Hall'Tel: +44 (0) 7772 655 839'E-mail: info@tonyhallphoto.com

Scottish swim star Andy Mayor is urging young people to make keeping fit and eating healthily their New Year’s Resolution for 2014.

Mayor, a former Commonwealth Games finalist for Scotland and former British 50m butterfly champion, is now retired and uses his passion for fitness to inspire young people.

The Annan-based star, 26, is an Athlete Mentor for Sky Sports Living For Sport – an initiative run in conjunction with the Youth Sport Trust that sends sports stars into secondary schools to inspire pupils - and wants students to think healthy in 2014

“I’m passionate about staying fit and eating healthily – it’s one of the main messages when I visits schools on behalf of Sky Sports Living For Sport,” he said. “Even though I’ve retired I still think it’s really important and I actually weigh less than I did when I was competing!

“Being fit and being proud of your body is an amazing thing – it’s something I really cherish. So what you eat and how you exercise is really important and this is a great time to think about it.”

Mayor has his own goals for 2014, too.

He adds “I’m really excited about 2014. For me 2013 was an amazing year but it seemed to go so quickly. So my challenge is to enjoy and savour each day more and not to allow the weeks to fly by in a blur.

“I think my message to all the pupils I visit as part of the Sky Sports Living For Sport initiative would be to really make the most of life; be the best you can be. I’m a big believer in trying out new things too – whether it’s a new sport or new activity or just something different in your life. It really helps to keep you focussed on the present.”