PAUL Keppel has raised more than £3,000 for charity with the help of his gym clients.

Fitness expert Paul, 31, completed 1,000 burpees and ran a virtual high intensity interval training class from home to gather the funds for MIND.

“I did 1,000 burpees and then a number of other people in their own homes did 100 each so in total 3,200 burpees were done,” said the former Great Sankey High School student who owns Epic Fitness on Catherine Street, just off Bewsey Road.

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Paul relaxes after completing his burpees mission

“Then I ran a charity HIIT Zoom class where people paid £5 each onto the charity page to take part which raised £150 to boost the page up to £3,065.”

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The high intensity training session with clients on Zoom

Paul, who played football for Crosfields during his school years, has been doing online classes and personal training sessions for his clients while they have been unable to visit his premises during the coronavirus pandemic UK lockdown.

Mental health and the benefits exercise can help towards people’s mental well-being have been a hot top of his sessions.

“I did a video with Chris Hill, the Warrington Wolves captain, to discuss this and help promote the burpees challenge,” said Paul, who enjoys running and playing badminton with friends to help maintain his own fitness.

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Paul's video session with Chris Hill

Paul’s expertise as a personal trainer has also recently been called on to feature in television programme ‘It’s Your Fault I’m Fat’.

A family from Warrington made use of his knowledge and gym to lose weight over six weeks.

Watch Paul at work with the Swantons in episode four in series two of the 5STAR documentary HERE