Prince William Says Soccer Can Help ‘Break the Stigma Around’ Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic

Prince William is using soccer to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video promoting the landmark Mentally Healthy Football Declaration signed by leaders of the entire U.K. soccer family, the Duke of Cambridge openly references the positive role he believes the sport can play.

“This has been a football season unlike any other,” William says in the video. “The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone, and it is clear it will have a big impact on many people’s mental health. Football’s role in breaking the stigma around mental health has never been more important.”

The Mentally Healthy declaration has been signed by the English Premier League, English Football League, and the soccer associations of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

It’s also drawn the support of famous names in the soccer world including England manager Gareth Southgate, England captain Harry Kane and Scotland captain Andy Roberston.

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Incoming CrossFit CEO Eric Roza has signed a contract to buy 100% of the fitness company from controversial founder Greg Glassman

Beatrice J. Doty
Incoming owner and CEO Eric Roza is the owner of a CrossFit gym in Boulder, Colorado, and former CEO of Datalogix, a consumer data collection startup that sold to Oracle in 2015.
Incoming owner and CEO Eric Roza is the owner of a CrossFit gym in Boulder, Colorado, and former CEO of Datalogix, a consumer data collection startup that sold to Oracle in 2015.

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  • CrossFit’s incoming CEO Eric Roza has officially signed a contract to purchase 100% of the company from founder and former CEO Greg Glassman, according to a July 24 statement from Roza.

  • The sale was first announced June 24, two weeks after Glassman stepped down as CEO of the company after a series of controversies.

  • Roza is the owner of the affiliate gym CrossFit Sanitas in Boulder, Colorado.

  • He’s partnering with private equity firm Berkshire Partners in acquiring CrossFit. The deal is slated to close in the next few weeks pending government approval.

  • According to the statement, 1% of CrossFit’s stock will be put into a non-voting trust for Maggie Glassman, the former

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Chicago tightens restrictions on workout class sizes, even as gyms say members aren’t rushing back

Beatrice J. Doty

Gym-goers have been cautiously but steadily returning to health clubs and fitness studios in the 3 1/4 u00bd weeks since those businesses were allowed to let members back in for more than personal training.

But gym operators worry a new 10-person cap on the size of indoor fitness classes, which takes effect Friday, will hamper their efforts to rebuild business after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close temporarily. More stringent rules for bars that also take effect Friday have prompted some to call it quits for good.

Some fitness clubs and studios were surprised by the more stringent regulations. They’ve already taken precautions like temperature checks and more aggressive cleaning, and in Chicago, members must wear masks during exercise in addition to practicing social distancing.

“We definitely didn’t think we’d be the subject of being pulled back given all the vigilant measures we’re taking,” said David Blitz, CEO of

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Rebel Wilson Hikes in a Lycra Ensemble as She Continues Her Fitness and Weight Loss Journey

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Rebel Wilson is reaching new heights during her Year of Health.

The Pitch Perfect star, 40, celebrated yet another successful workout on Monday when she shared an Instagram slideshow from the top of a cliff after her hike to Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse in Palm Beach, Australia.

In one shot, Wilson — wearing a teal top and matching leggings from Gymshark — can be seen striking a fierce pose alongside a friend in front of a picturesque landscape.

Another Boomerang video shows the actress making a face at the camera as she takes in the gorgeous view.

“#PalmBeach #Hayden #Pooches4Lyfe ps my athleisure is @gymshark,” she wrote in the post’s caption.

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Back in January, Wilson shared that she’s hoping to slim down to 75 kg., which is about 165 lbs., by the end of the year.

“I’ll

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