Fighting Fit: Launch of new health and fitness series produced by Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports
Conor Benn, Adebayo Akinfenwa and Luke Campbell among star names to feature in episodes of new workout show; watch via On Demand from April 6 and on SS Mix from April 13
Last Updated: 04/04/20 1:21pm
Fighting Fit, a brand-new health and fitness series produced by Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports, will land on television screens next week, with the box set available via Sky Sports On Demand from Monday, April 6.
Episodes will be screened on Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Main Event from April 13, with the show offering tips on how to stay healthy and happy during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with expert workouts constructed by respected strength and conditioning coach Dan Lawrence and personal training guru Bradley Simmons.
Airing on weekdays at 8am on Mix and repeated at 9am on Main Event, the show will be helmed by sports presenter Layla Anna Lee, as personalities from the worlds of sport, music, TV and YouTube are put through their paces in the garden of Matchroom Boxing's HQ.
Episode one features Ilford's rising boxing star Conor 'The Destroyer' Benn, son of former two-weight world champion and British boxing legend Nigel, as he demonstrates some of the famous Benn strength and fitness that has kept him undefeated in 16 fights.
An array of talent will join Dan and Bradley to try their hand at the challenging workouts, from YouTube sensations Joe Weller and 'Behzinga', singer and songwriter Sinead Harnett, professional footballer Adebayo 'The Beast' Akinfenwa, Olympic gold medallists Sam Quek and Luke Campbell, and even top boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
For everybody joining in with the workouts at home, not only will you be working up a sweat with famous faces - but each episode you will have the chance to outperform them with a unique exercise challenge set in each episode.
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing's managing director, says: "Right now, it's more important than ever to focus on being fit and healthy and Fighting Fit will hopefully provide a great schedule for those at home to work out and stay positive.
"As a live event business, it a was refreshing challenge to focus our team on this project - we had a lot of fun and we hope everyone at home enjoys the series!"
Sky Sports' Head of Boxing Development Adam Smith says: "At these unprecedented times, it's great to be able to make engaging fitness content available to Sky Sports viewers.
"Fighting Fit is a new, innovative and interactive series which our partners Matchroom have helped bring to Sky Sports. Whilst we are all rightly staying at home and supporting the amazing NHS, these terrific sporting, music and YouTube celebrities who were put through their paces - will help inspire us to exercise more and keep mentally and physically strong."