Rajinder Singh is gaining a following on social media as the skipping Sikh.

The 73-year-old says Sikh Gurdwaras, closing due to the coronavirus outbreak means many Sikhs are suffering in isolation.

Rajinder, from Slough in Berkshire, is now making exercise videos for those in his community missing their daily exercise, food and prayer.

“I’m not an expert but if you do five minute skipping honestly it’s like like running three kilometers. Just skipping inside your house or in your garden. You don’t even need trainers, just a rope,” Singh, who has been dubbed “the skipping Sikh” on social media, told CNN Sport.

Singh has been posting daily videos of his workouts online to encourage others to keep active during the lockdown and skipping isn’t his only exercise fix.

He’s also been working on his strength and conditioning by lifting heavy watering cans and sprinting through his allotment.

With the help of his daughter, he’s also set up a fundraising initiative that hopes to raise money for the British National Health Service (NHS).

“It is brilliant, no one can compare with the NHS. I wish other countries would follow the NHS. I am very thankful to them, we must try our best to help them as well,” he said.

Extracts from BBC News and CNN

To view the fundraising page – click here.

Rajinder also has a YouTube page with some daily exercises and challenges – click here to visit.

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