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    Meet Laetisha - A Gr8 Health Athlete on the Pathway to Gold

    Posted by: Mariana Rosa

    Meet Laetisha - A Gr8 Health Athlete on the Pathway to Gold

    Laetisha’s Journey on the Road to the Olympics

    Gr8 Health is proud to sponsor Gr8 athletes and we love to see their journey to become more than human! 

    We sat down with champion shooter Laetisha Scanlan, who gave us insights on how to reach that stage where health is optimal and performance is unmatched. Laetisha’s dedication to her craft is truly inspiring, and we’re thrilled to share her secrets with you!

     What made you want to get into this sport and why?

    A lot of people assume that being a shooter I live in a rural area or come from a farming background but that wasn’t the case, I grew up in suburbia. My Dad introduced me into the sport, he was a recreational Clay target shooter, and I was always at the gun club with him on weekends. When I was 15, I decided that I should ‘have a go’ and basically the rest is history- fell in love with the competition side of the sport, was a great way to bond with my Dad and recognised the amazing opportunities to travel the world.

    What are three things that you do to maintain a healthy lifestyle as an athlete?

    For me and my mental health, exercising is a big priority on my list, I like to do a combination of cardio and weights 4x week. Recovery also goes hand in hand with this, ice baths, massages and Pilates ensure that I am taking care of my body. Finally, hydration and sleep- I know that if I am dehydrated and tired this is not optimal for my performance, you’ll always see me carrying my 1.2 litre water bottle everywhere I go. I love my sleep so ensuring 8 hours a night is really essential for me to be the best version of myself.

    How many times a week do you train?

    4 days at the gym and 2-3 days at the range.

    Was your goal to become a professional athlete with your chosen sport?

    I never thought that I would be an Olympian or a professional athlete, it wasn’t till I started shooting that I got the drive to see how far I could take this passion.

    What is something that you would like to achieve throughout the season?

    I would love to make a 3rd Olympics and ultimately medal.

    Where do you see yourself accomplishing in the next 5 years?

    Gosh, that’s a tricky question, 5 years seems like a long time away, at the moment I am just living in the moment and enjoying the journey. But I would love to compete at the LA Olympics in 2028.

    What sporting achievement are you most proud of and why?

    Winning back-to-back Commonwealth Games gold medals was amazing. I got to compete on my birthday in front of a home crowd, with all my friends and family supporting me, that was a very special win.

    What gets you motivated?

    Being better than I was yesterday and pushing myself to see how good I can be as an athlete.

    Which strengths do you believe you have that makes you a good athlete?

    My positive attitude and my resilient nature definitely contribute to making me a good athlete

    What does your diet and nutrition plan look like when you’re getting into shape in your training season?

    I am lucky that in my sport I have flexibility in my diet, we are not governed by weight categories for competing. Although I am a self-confessed sweet tooth, I generally like to keep a 80/20 ratio with my nutrition. This means an 80% focus on nutritious foods like whole grains, vegetables and fruits and 20% on treating yourself.

    What does your cheat day look like when you are not in training?

    You’ll never see me say no to a glass of wine, a bowl of pasta or some tiramisu!

    How does Gr8 Health support you?

    Gr8 Health enriches my personal health and well-being through their diverse array of products. They provide tailored nutritional guidance to align with my individual needs and aspirations for better health. Additionally, they cultivate a supportive community among customers through their interactive forums and insightful blogs. I am so lucky to be affiliated with such a great company.

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