27 August 2020 14:39
Boris Johnson on a morning run in the Oxford countryside Leon Neal / Getty Images When Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care with the coronavirus in April, it was widely reported that his weight had been one of the factors that had made his condition more serious. Losing weight, frankly, is one of the ways you can reduce your own risk from coronavirus,' he has said. Since then, he's launched a war on obesity, banning fast food advertising before 9pm on television, and urged the public to do something about their weight. 'I've always wanted to lose weight for ages and ages,' he said while in promoting the government's Better Health Strategy. 'I think like many people, I struggle with my weight, I go up and down.' While he has reportedly taken up running with his rescue dog Dilyn - and has been using the Queen's royal residence Buckingham Palace to train in privacy as she spent lockdown at Windsor Castle and now Balmoral - he has also recruited a personal trainer to help whip him into shape after losing 'about a stone' already.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister was photographed running with PT Harry Jameson, with Downing Street confirming the news in a statement: 'Yes, he has engaged a personal trainer. Mr Jameson has previously contributed to Tatler, and has trained the likes of footballer Wayne Bridge and TV presenter Laura Whitmore. Boris Johnson says he wants to lose some pounds and get fitter (Picture: Evening Standard/eyevine) A personal trainer to the stars has been seen jogging with the Prime Minister, who is on a health-kick following his battle with coronavirus. Harry Jameson, who describes himself as an 'elite performance coach', has previously worked with Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore, former England footballer Wayne Bridge and boxer Oriance Lungu. He was snapped in central London yesterday, running alongside Boris Johnson, who has admitted he could do with losing some weight after his health scare.
Finally, in the final week Johnson would be tasked with burpee press ups, squat curl and press, dumbbell swing and crunch press. The PM spoke publicly last month about his wish to get into better shape, and admitted that being overweight probably played a factor in the severity of his illness. In April Johnson, 56, was taken to St Thomas' Hospital in London after suffering persistent Covid-19 symptoms. Johnson spent three days in intensive care after falling seriously ill with coronavirus symptoms (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) In a video posted on Twitter last month, Johnson said: 'I've always wanted to lose weight for ages and, I think like many people, I struggle with my weight – I go up and down. 'But since I recovered from coronavirus, I've been steadily building up my fitness.
After Boris Johnson struck ill with coronavirus earlier this year he has frequently been seen running. Boris is continuing to work on his fitness after recovery and has announced plans to fight the UK's obesity problem. A report in July by Public Health England (PHE) found that being overweight or obese can dramatically increase the risk of hospital admission and death from coronavirus. Boris Johnson on getting fit! "I've always wanted to lose weight for ages and ages. Like, I think, many people I struggle with my weight – go up and down," he continued. But since I recovered from coronavirus, I've been steadily building up my fitness. "I don't want to make any excessive claims because I've only really just started concentrating on it, but I've got – I'm at least a stone down. This content could not be loaded Losing weight is hard but with some small changes we can all feel fitter and healthier. If we all do our bit, we can reduce our health risks and protect ourselves against coronavirus – as well as taking pressure off the NHS. Our Better Health Strategy pic.twitter.com/KZhW8p17FJ — Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 27, 2020 Who is Boris Johnson's personal trainer? Boris Johnson has been seen training with Harry Jameson. Harry is a professional celebrity trainer who is known for getting the rich and famous back into shape. Harry is a London-based personal trainer who's clientele are amongst the elite, he has worked with Hollywood actor Dolph Lundgren and former England footballer Wayne Bridge. During the lockdown, Harry did an Instagram Live workout session with the Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore. Meet Harry Jameson on Instagram! Harry revealed on Instagram that he and his wife Amy Jameson are expecting a baby girl by the end of the year. Boris Johnson has hired individual trainer Harry Jameson to eliminate excess weight, just after acknowledging he was "much too excess fat" when he caught coronavirus. Mr Johnson's time in intensive care is assumed to have prompted a improve in his sights on tackling weight problems. Getting rid of fat, frankly, is one of the approaches you can decrease your personal possibility from coronavirus," he said. Harry Jameson has previously worked with Television presenter and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Laura Whitmore (centre) Speaking to the BBC's Fit & Fearless podcast, the primary minister's new coach, Mr Jameson, said he seeks to enable his customers "in methods further than pumping weights in the health club". Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hired a celebrity personal trainer in a bid to battle the bulge after being overweight was named an aggravating factor in battling coronavirus. The PM has this week been snapped jogging around Westminster with Instagram-famous '"performance coach" Harry Jameson and is said to be "really serious" about losing weight. Weight and age are aggravating factors for Covid-19 and make sufferers much more likely to die or need hospital treatment. A Number 10 source admitted to the Evening Standard: "Yes, he has engaged a personal trainer. "It's because he is really serious about getting fit, as anyone who has seen him over the past couple of months knows. The photographs emerged the day after claims Mr Johnson was planning to step down in six months because his brush with Covid-19 had left him exhausted. Mr Johnson denied the claim yesterday. "I am feeling, if anything, far better as I've lost some weight." Have you been trying to lose weight during lockdown?