Just a quick nudge your way about a brilliant documentary on BBC iPlayer… IDRIS ELBA’S FIGHT SCHOOL. Idris recruits a group of individuals all with their own personal issues, puts them into a boxing gym and trains them to take part in their first boxing bout. His team of professionals put them through their paces, and, in the course of the series, we follow them on their journeys.
Idris Elba has his own story to tell. As a younger man, growing up in the inner city life wasn’t easy but he was mentored and trained in his local martial arts gym and he freely admits that it turned his life around. He’s hoping that the experience he gained can be passed onto his recruits.
It’s raw and inspiring and demonstrates the real benefits of exercise both for physical and mental wellbeing. Fitness can be a catalyst for change in your life. It’s a terrific piece of storytelling and is well worth watching.