Carol Smillie backs Games fitness mission: "If I can Step Up and get active, anyone can"

Sport your Trainers

TV Star Carol Smille is urging Scots to Step Up and be part of the Glasgow 2014 'Sport your Trainers' campaign to kick-start a positive new attitude to exercise and lifestyle.

Carol, who hates going to the gym, puts her fantastic figure down to walking her two black labradors Jess and Ruby. She believes that any form of exercise can make a real difference to a person's health and approach to life:

“I’ve been involved in many campaigns throughout the years but Sport your Trainers is very easy for people to take part in. It’s a chance for anyone to put a bit more effort into their health and fitness, by stepping up and trying something new or different, you can achieve so much".

Carol's inspirational message is that the 'Sport your Trainers' campaign gives everyone the chance to have fun with fitness - at whatever level they choose.

Glasgow 2014 is asking Scots to kick start 2012 by supporting this year's 'Sport your Trainers' campaign. Backed by Carol we are asking people to Step Up and set themselves a challenge for a fitter and healthier lifestyle and to celebrate their achievements by wearing their trainers on Commonwealth Day, which falls on Monday 12th March.

The Step Up challenge can be anything that will encourage people to push themselves that little bit harder to achieving a new goal and improving their lifestyle. It can be something as simple as taking the stairs at the local shopping centre or setting a more ambitious challenge like running a 5k or taking up a new sport.

Glasgow 2014 will be the biggest event ever to come to Scotland, and through 'Sport your Trainers', it's a great opportunity for everyone across the country to get involved with the Games and also a wonderful opportunity to achieve a fitter and healthier lifestyle.

To get involved this year and to register a challenge, visit where you can show your support by clicking on the 'Sport your Trainers' link

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