A TAEKWONDO champion is keeping other mums fit after gyms were forced to close again.

Katie Lewis started the sport when she was 14-years-old, and she ended up on The Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain team and became a world champion.

The mum of two-year-old Hattie uses her skills to help other parents in Royal Wootton Bassett to keep fit while they are stuck at home.

Katie of Victoria Drive in Lyneham said: “I wanted to pass my knowledge, what I learned and what I benefited from fitness onto other people.

“I was doing international Taekwondo, I had to do training six days a week with the England squad, and I got to fight across the world. I won the championships and became a world champion in 2016, I got the heavyweight black belt ladies sparring, and our team became the international world champions.

“I teach my own junior classes in Devizes and I still take part in the sport but with the lockdowns, I haven’t been able to do that, so I’ve been using this time to keep my fitness levels up. I decided to take on the role of fitness trainer at Sweaty Mama for Royal Wootton Bassett and that’s for mums and babies.”

It means that she gets to spend time with her toddler and keep fit while helping others through this third lockdown.

But it has done more than helping others to exercise, it has also helped their mental health.

“Already it's had a massive impact on the women getting involved and it's had an impact on myself," Katie said.