He received an MBE in October after hosting live online workouts during the first lockdown and raising £ 580,000 for the NHS.
But Joe Wicks has a new rival in the fitness scene as Mark ‘Bez’ Berry plans to start his own fitness classes after overeating and drinking during the Covid-19 crisis.
The Happy Mondays maraca player, 56, wants to get in shape and encourage other middle-aged people to stay active amid the third nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
Staying fit: Joe Wicks has a new rival in the fitness scene as Mark ‘Bez’ Berry plans to kickstart fitness workouts after overeating and drinking on lockdown (pictured July 2019)
After “mostly sitting on the couch” during the first lockdown, he decided to run weekly fitness sessions on YouTube, which start Jan. 17 and run for three months.
Bez confidently described himself as somewhere between The Body Coach, 34, and ’90s exercise guru Mr. Motivator, real name Derrick Evans, reported The Sun.
He told the publication, “I would like to think I’m somewhere between Joe Wicks and Mr. Motivator. “
Bez, who was once well known for his drug use, said he normally burns calories while dancing on stage during live performances.
New venture: With his own style of weekly fitness classes on YouTube, Bez, 56, plans to match The Body Coach, 34, who is also helping the country stay healthy amid the latest Covid lockdown
But he explained that with the shows canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, he found himself sitting on the couch and not staying as active.
He continued, “But since we got into the first lockdown, I’ve mostly been sitting on the couch. “
And speaking of his Christmas festivities, he added, “I have special pants that I wear on Christmas this year, they didn’t fit on me for the first time. ”
The percussionist also joked that although he plans to get in shape with his new fitness business, he has no plans to start wearing lycra.
With his own style of training class, Bez plans to match fitness sensation Joe, who is also looking to help the country stay healthy amid the latest lockdown.
YouTube: Maraca player Happy Mondays will encourage middle-aged people to stay active during the lockdown with his classes, which start January 17 (photo from November 2017)
Joe, who has 2.57 million YouTube subscribers, won a Guinness World Record for live streaming after one of his online courses drew nearly a million viewers.
And the exercise trainer is now teaming up with the BBC to make sure people stay active under strict Covid security measures.
The network will launch a weekday segment BBC Breakfast: Lockdown Life on January 11, which will see stars give the best tips for keeping your body and mind active.
Body Coach Joe Wicks will begin the new series at 7:50 am on BBC One, followed by rugby league’s Kevin Sinfield, Olympian Adam Peaty and footballer Tyrone Ming.
The fitness segments, which are suitable for viewers of all ages, will be available on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Breakfast social media channels for viewers to review at any time.
Healthy lifestyle: Bez confidently described himself as somewhere between The Body Coach, 34, and ’90s exercise guru Mr. Motivator, real name Derrick Evans (above)
Joe is also returning with his online physical education classes for children and young adults after schools were forced to close again amid the third lockdown.
He announced on Twitter: “PE with Joe is back on Monday January 11 at 9am UK time. Please retweet and inform as many parents and schools as possible. Sessions will be live Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. on YouTube. “
Joe also shared a video of himself explaining why he was reinstating classes, saying, “Hello parents and teachers. I bring PE with Joe.
“I’m sorry I can’t commit to the five days. I hope three days will help young children and their families get through this difficult time when schools are closed, bring energy, change their mood, boost their spirits and their mental health. Just start their day with something positive.
Returning: Joe Wicks is also back with his online physical education classes for children and young adults after schools were forced to close again with the third lockdown
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‘I’m really looking forward to it. They’re gonna last 20 minutes, so sweet and short. Focused on exercise for young children.
“Suitable for all ages. Similar to what I did on the first lockdown, but much shorter.
“Hope to see you there on Monday with the kids.
Joe, a father of two, has just launched his new app, which is said to have grossed him over £ 9million in a week.
Sensation: Joe received an MBE in October after hosting live workouts online during the first lockdown and raising £ 580,000 for the NHS