A BENFLEET fitness instructor has kept the nation fighting fit during lockdown and been rewarded with a welcome cash boost.

Gyms can reopen for the first time in close to four months tomorrow and lockdown restrictions have resulted in personal trainers and fitness gurus missing out on income.

However, Georgia Wright kept the nation moving by winning a competition to host classes on Lucozade Sport’s social media platforms.

The drinks company launched the Keep Us Moving initiative which pays fitness coaches, instructors and personal trainers to do workouts on Lucozade Sport’s Instagram and YouTube channels.


In action - Georgia Wright

Georgia, 23, was overjoyed when she was informed of her competition win.

“My friend sent the competition details to me on Instagram after seeing boxer Anthony Joshua post something about it and, unusually, I 100 per cent knew I was going to win,” said Georgia, who trains up to 23 members of the Rayleigh-based Honeys Boxing.

“Something in me knew I would get the chance and it was a fantastic opportunity as I had nothing to do in lockdown.

“They emailed a week later to tell me I had won the competition and I couldn’t believe it.”


Georgia, of Uplands Road, Benfleet, entered the competition with a 15-minute video and her workout has been viewed by thousands of people across the country. She claimed a £1,000 reward thanks to her social media broadcast.

The financial boost was particularly welcome as the Covid-19 crisis has affected boxing fitness instructors like Georgia.

She added: “With everything going on at the moment, it was great to get £1,000 as a reward.

“Other than that, I have been getting no money because of lockdown.


Working out - Georgia Wright

“It helped me a lot and I also started doing online classes with members of Honeys Boxing, where I train.

“Those online classes gave me a confidence boost before entering the competition.

“It really helped me mentally and gave me a purpose during lockdown.

“My whole life and work was turned upside down because of the coronavirus outbreak. Gyms being forced to close was particularly difficult for me because my life revolves around the gym.”