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Be Great Fitness: 21-Year-Old’s Boxing Lessons Help Elderly Stay Fit and Focused

At 17 years of age, Bailey-Greetham Clark from Grimsby, England, started his own wellbeing company called ‘Be Great Fitness.’

Bailey-Greetham Clark had a rough childhood and at a young age was taken in by his grandparents. While living with them, he developed a natural love and affection for the elderly, as reported by Good News Network.

At the age of 14, due to some unforeseen circumstances, he was forced to drop out of school for a year, at this time he also struggled with weight issues. 

To reduce his weight, Bailey started running and boxing, which made him fit not just physically but also transformed his perspective. 

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He returned to school, completed his GCSEs, and began working at a local boxing club, which helped him get to where he is now, according to Newsflare.

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Bailey-Greetham Clark with some students via his Facebook

When he was asked to give a talk at ‘Flourish,’ a day center for adults with educational needs, he realized that disadvantaged groups do not have the same access to fitness and exercise as everybody else. 

He felt fitness was essential for these particular groups, especially during the pandemic. Keeping this thought in mind at the young age of 17, in 2020, Bailey started his well-being company called “Be Great Fitness.” 

At 21 years old, the Lincolnshire native travels across his county to make fitness and sports accessible to vulnerable groups like senior care homes, community centers, schools, and hospitals. 

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

His hourly sessions spread so much joy and cheer that he now takes classes in 20 to 30 care homes.

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Elders having fun in a session by Be Great Fitness

All residents wear brightly colored boxing gloves, and even simple boxing workouts help them improve their hand-to-eye coordination while also having a lot of fun. 

After he started posting videos and clips of the fun sessions on TikTok, Bailey’s popularity skyrocketed with views reaching up to 700,000. 

According to Bailey, his calendar is currently ‘insanely packed’, and he intends to expand his team to launch classes across England. He is looking for those who share his natural passion and excitement, which will be another challenge.  

The young entrepreneur was also invited to speak at a TEDx Talk a year ago. 

Bailey finds his sessions supremely beneficial and manages to raise the spirits of not only the residents but even the staff. 

Unlike other industries, the “genuine impact” his work has on the well-being of others is visible. This benefit is the reward that excites him about his work and keeps him going.

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