Search

Post People: Former homeless Barking mum releases fitness video

PUBLISHED: 13:00 04 December 2016 | UPDATED: 11:25 05 December 2016

The Bootylicious Workout with Feyi J is now available on Amazon.

The Bootylicious Workout with Feyi J is now available on Amazon.

Archant

Former Barking Abbey pupil and mum-of-four Feyi Jegede, 38, talks to Phoebe Cooke about how her love of fitness enabled her to get back on her feet

Feyi enjoys a meal with her four children. Feyi enjoys a meal with her four children.

“I couldn’t believe it when I got to make my own fitness DVD – for free!

“I was exercising to help keep positive when I was unemployed and my sister suggested I post my exercises on YouTube.

“I started posting short videos on Facebook as well and getting a really good response.

“Earlier this year I decided to contact production companies and one [New Shoot Pictures] offered to make a fitness video with me demonstrating my routines for free.

“It took about two months to film and it was so much fun. I’ve made it time-friendly so it’s good for mums.

“I’ve always loved fitness – I’m very sporty. I had been teaching kids football and dancing at children’s centres in Barking and Dagenham but couldn’t come up with my rent in Grays.

“I’d been struggling even though it was going well, I just didn’t have quite enough money. I could have worked more but I wanted to spend time with my children.

“We had to live in a hostel for six months before getting a more permanent home. I was scared – it didn’t seem like my life was going the way I’d planned.

“I’d been on maternity leave with my third child [Cherish, now six]when my husband walked out on me.

“I was in total shock, I didn’t see any signs. I was devastated, but I had three small children so I had to pull myself together.

“I’m hoping people will watch the video and want to work with me to make more DVDs or work as a fitness trainer on a similar platform.

“It’s been a dream of mine but I didn’t think it could happen.

“From now on, I’m going to seize every opportunity that comes my way.”

The Bootylicious Workout with Feyi J costs £10.99 and is available on Amazon. Go to facebook.com/RealResultFitness for more info.

Related articles

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

12:45

Stand-in Essex captain Tom Westley admitted his side were outplayed by Nottinghamshire in their County Championship defeat at Chelmsford.

12:00

Which one of these four players is England’s greatest right midfielder of all time?

Barking theatre company Studio 3 Arts is launching a fringe arts festival.

Yesterday, 17:28

Belgium and Tunisia have met on three previous occasions in all competitions, with a win apiece and a draw. The encounters have been tight affairs, with victories decided by one-goal margins, but today’s match didn’t follow the same trend.

Yesterday, 16:00

Eastbury Manor House is celebrating one hundred years since it was saved from demolition.

Yesterday, 13:01

Nottinghamshire required just an hour and three-quarters on the fourth morning of the Specsavers County Championship game at Chelmsford to remove the last six Essex wickets and claim victory.

Yesterday, 12:57

Lakeside Hammers team boss Will Pottinger admits his side have “momentum” after a nail-biting away win at Scunthorpe on Friday night.

I feel like Sir David Attenborough has been lying to us. Not about the plastic thing, sadly. I miss having my individually wrapped peanut halves. But he’s been lying about nature.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now