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Beanie-wearing Boris Johnson braves the bitter chill for some squats and lunges

Fit for office? Beanie-wearing Boris Johnson braves the bitter chill for some squats and lunges during exercise session with personal trainer

  • Boris Johnson, 56, looked to be putting in quite the effort in the work-out
  • Exercises in the session included lunges as well as knee raises this morning
  • But it was squats that seemed to provide most difficulty for the Tory leader
  • Mr Johnson grimaced in concentration as he carried out the exercise move 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson braved the freezing conditions today to continue his exercise regime – complete with squats and lunges.

The PM, 56, opted for an unusual mix of work-out gear and knitted garments for the early morning session.

While he looked the part in sporty shorts and running trainers, he teamed them with a red bobble hat and green woolly jumper.

But the sartorial mash-up did nothing to dim his enthusiasm as he was put through his paces by personal trainer Harry Jameson. 

The PM, 56 opted for an unusual mix of work-out gear and knitted garments for the session

Concentration was etched onto his face as he crouched into a squat position this morning

Concentration was etched onto his face as he crouched into a squat position this morning

Pictures of Mr Johnson showed how much effort he was putting into the fitness training

Pictures of Mr Johnson showed how much effort he was putting into the fitness training

One picture of Mr Johnson showed how much effort he was putting into the fitness training.

Concentration was etched onto his face as he crouched into a squat position, tightly clamping his hands together.

Later during the work-out he did some knee raises, which can help with abdominal strengthening.

Mr Johnson, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, has been dedicating himself to a new regime for the past six months at least.

Mr Johnson, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, has been dedicating himself to fitness

Mr Johnson, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, has been dedicating himself to fitness

Mr Johnson has been committed to a new regime for the past six months at least

Mr Johnson has been committed to a new regime for the past six months at least

His trainer Harry Jameson has also worked with a number of celebrities during his career

His trainer Harry Jameson has also worked with a number of celebrities during his career

He has been special permission to work out in Lambeth Palace. 

When he launched the government’s Better Health Strategy in July he said: ‘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.

‘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.

‘I’m more than a stone down. But when I went into ICU, when I was really ill, I was very, I was way overweight.’

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