A CORK grandfather has been lifting spirits online with an inspired exercise video designed for elderly people in isolation at home.
75-year-old Kevin Cummins has become an overnight social media sensation after starring in a clip going through a series of exercises designed to keep older people fit during the coronavirus lockdown.
A former hurler and the co-founder of the Cummins sports shop chain in Cork, Kevin’s efforts are impressive to say the least.
The clip sees him undertaking a series of straightforward if strenous exercises, involving brooms and other ordinary household items.
What makes this particular video so brilliant, however, is Kevin’s reaction which involves a pretty generous amount of swearing and moaning.
While it is clear that he’s in on the joke, it certainly helps the whole thing fly by and feeling like a bit of housebound fun rather than some dry instructional video on staying fit.
It’s also a testament to the old adage that you are never too old to stay in shape – no matter how much you might moan about it.
The video was posted to the Cummins Sports Facebook page, where it has received a hugely positive response.
Writing alongside the clip The Cummins Sports Facebook page said: “I think we all need a bit of cheering up at the moment, and this video will definitely do just that.
“For those of you interested in joining “Kevin’s Fitness Journey”, be sure to get yourself suited and booted on www.cumminssports.ie.
“PS. This started off as a bit of fun in our family WhatsApp, it has now gone viral.”
The video has already been shared more than 1,900 times and has generated a further 960 comments.
“I’m crying here laughing,” one person wrote. “Go Kevin you legend.”
A second said: “Oh Thank you Kevin, i can't remember when I laughed as much, I really needed that God bless you and keep you safe.”
A third meanwhile chimed in “I couldn't see what he was doing for the tears in my eye with laughing. That was hilarious.”
With fans already calling for more fitness videos, this could be the start of an exciting new career for this Irish grandfather.