Daytime TV icon Mr Motivator is set to conduct fitness workshops with 800 children to spread awareness of type 1 diabetes and raise money for JDRF.
One of the foremost fitness experts on TV with a love for colourful outfits, Derrick Evans (aka Mr Motivator) ruled morning TV in the early 1990s, being a memorable voice for living a healthy lifestyle.
His overwhelming success and unique connection with his audience were born from his personal journey towards health and happiness. Many years later, Evans still promotes fitness as a way of life.
His connection to type 1 diabetes began when his daughter was diagnosed with the condition. Having since sworn his support to JDRF, Evans will help to raise funds by leading a series of fitness workshops for children in schools in the UK. On 14th February this year, he will visit two schools and guide over 800 children on the ways and means of maintaining a balanced, healthy and active lifestyle.
There is no way to avoid type 1 diabetes. Developing it is not linked to a lack of exercise. But exercise can make blood glucose management easier for those living with the condition. And with the likes of Mr Motivator in charge, exercise puts a smile on everyone’s face.