(GTO) Courtyard "Ready for Labor and Defense"

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sports centers
video lessons on the GTO (Ready for Labor and Defense) program
The project was designed to provide support to people who wish to take and pass the "Ready for Labor and Defense" (GTO) fitness test. In 2020-2021, the project was implemented in two cities: Voronezh and Gubkinsky.

Sports facilities and taking the fitness tests

In 2020, Voronezh and Gubkinsky welcomed two new state-of-the-art sports facilities. In the spring and summer of 2021, these facilities were hosting training sessions and centralized testing of athletes to the GTO fitness standards. Once the project was over, the cities continue using these facilities for various sporting events.

Video tutorials and training sessions

15 training videos have been produced for the project’s prospective participants. They introduce viewers to the GTO tests and standards, and explain the nuances of getting well prepared for and successfully passing the tests. The videos feature Alexey Shayev, Russia’s undisputed champion in classical bodybuilding, an absolute champion of the "Arnold Classic" contest (USA), vice-president of the National bodybuilding community, acting as the viewer’s personal trainer.