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How Belfast gym owner John Neill became a health pin-up

Gym owner John Neill, who was featured in Men's Health magazine, urges people to get fit to fight Covid-19. Stephanie Bell reports

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Dedicated fitness: John Neill

Dedicated fitness: John Neill

Dedicated fitness: Danielle Neill

Dedicated fitness: Danielle Neill

Exercise specialists: John and Danielle Neill at their city centre gym

Exercise specialists: John and Danielle Neill at their city centre gym

Inspiring: John in Men’s Health magazine

Inspiring: John in Men’s Health magazine

Dedicated fitness: John Neill

A Belfast man who has gone from stacking supermarket shelves to being featured in the pages of Men's Health magazine as a fitness guru has urged people to protect themselves against illness by exercising.

A Belfast man who has gone from stacking supermarket shelves to being featured in the pages of Men's Health magazine as a fitness guru has urged people to protect themselves against illness by exercising.

As the Government launches its new anti-obesity campaign, John Neill, who runs his own gym in Belfast, says doctors should replace anti-depressant medication with prescriptions for exercise.