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Young Man Helps the Elderly Stay Fit by Giving Them Boxing Lessons–And the Results Are Pure Gold

21-year-old Bailey-Greetham Clarke teaches the elderly to box – Be Great Fitness / SWNS

A 21-year-old is helping the elderly in senior homes stay fit with his boxing lessons that elevate focus and fun.

When he was just 17, Bailey-Greetham Clark was asked to speak at a day center for adults with educational needs. After this experience, Bailey realized that people from vulnerable groups do not have the same access to sport and fitness as others—so he started a wellbeing company called ‘Be Great Fitness’.

He now travels around Lincolnshire, England, making fitness and sports accessible to schools, hospitals, community centers and senior care homes.

Especially during COVID-19 lockdowns, the youth from Grimsby realized that these groups needed help pretty quickly.

“Coming out of the pandemic, we thought it was essential to bring fitness to them, especially, to spread some joy and cheer.

“Sport and exercise cheer people up, we make jokes and have a laugh with everyone, and we make their day better.”

It was so successful, Bailey now takes his fitness classes into 20-30 different care homes, guiding residents through one-hour sessions.

From simple boxing drills to hand-eye coordination games, every resident gets to wear the bulbous gloves colored neon pink, yellow, and green.

Bailey-Greetham Clarke teaches elderly seniors to box in Lincolnshire, England – Be Great Fitness / SWNS

Since posting heartwarming videos on TikTok, with up to 700,000 views (watch them below), interest in these sessions has surged, and Bailey has never been busier.

“We get tons of enquiries, my calendar is insane at the moment!

“We’re trying to get more people added to our team and roll sessions out nationally—and we’re working with partners to build on that, said the youth who was invited to do a TEDx Talk talk a year ago.

“I just want to ensure that the people have my passion and enthusiasm. That’s the next challenge, but it’s a great one to have!”

Bailey struggled with a challenging upbringing, and was taken in by his grandparents, which kickstarted his passion for helping the elderly.

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When he was 14, he was forced to take a year out of school, and struggled with his weight. When he discovered boxing as a way to keep fit, his whole outlook changed, setting him on the pathway where he is today.

“Seeing first hand the genuine impact we make is insane.

“We can go into homes and show our ability to raise the spirits of not only residents, but the staff too.

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“One of the care homes recorded a video saying how much they enjoyed the session, and one woman said how much she loves my legs!

“That genuine impact on people you don’t always get in other industries, and we can really see the benefit.

“It’s beautiful and it keeps me going, it sounds corny, but it genuinely does!”

WATCH the heartwarming videos below…

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