Happy Mondays star Bez launches quarantine fitness classes

Happy Mondays star Bez is launching his own online fitness classes to rival those of Joe Wicks.

The maraca-shaking dancer, famous for his stage antics as part of the Madchester-era band, hopes to shed his lockdown weight and help motivate others.

The 56-year-old, whose real name is Mark Berry, will share videos on YouTube under the title Get Buzzin’ With Bez.


But unlike fitness trainer Wicks, Bez will take orders from a personal trainer, see a psychologist, learn yoga, and try hypnotherapy.

He said: “I’d like to think I’m somewhere between Joe Wicks and Mr. Motivator.

“I started this new year seriously unfit, with a big belly and creaky hips, and I can’t help but eat chocolate.

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder (Ian West/PA)

“The last lockdown I became unfit, fat, lazy and into really bad eating habits.

“This year, this lockdown, I have to sort it out.”

A short teaser video shows Bez warming up in a park under the watch of a personal trainer from Fit Forward.

Bez won Celebrity Big Brother in 2005 and ran unsuccessfully in the 2015 general election.

Happy Mondays, fronted by Shaun Ryder, were one of the main bands in the Madchester scene of the late 80s and early 90s, along with bands such as The Stone Roses and Inspiral Carpets.

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