A Cleethorpes fitness instructor has become a viral sensation on TikTok by transforming the lives of elderly residents in care homes. Bailey Greetham-Clark, the 20-year-old founder of Be Great Fitness, has been visiting care homes in North East Lincolnshire to help residents stay active, healthy, and engaged.
Bailey started his company at the age of 17 and has been thriving ever since. Last year, he began offering fitness sessions in six care homes across Grimsby and Cleethorpes. In addition to providing physical activities, Bailey aims to be a friendly face and someone for the residents to talk to, as some may not have regular interactions with family members.
The fitness sessions focus on simple exercises that mimic daily activities, such as reaching for items on high shelves or turning on a light switch. Bailey believes that these activities not only help with physical fitness but also provide mental stimulation. He emphasizes the importance of building relationships and engaging in conversations, as it is crucial for the overall well-being of elderly individuals.
Bailey’s work gained significant attention when he shared videos on TikTok. One of his videos has garnered nearly one million views, along with thousands of comments and shares. The overwhelming support and positive feedback have propelled him into the spotlight, and he has received messages from people seeking advice and guidance for their own caregiving efforts.
Through his TikTok account, Bailey has been able to spread awareness about working with older people, appropriate communication, and engagement strategies. He has gained thousands of followers and has exciting opportunities on the horizon. Bailey believes that his success on TikTok reflects society’s growing interest in understanding how to effectively interact with and care for the elderly.
Bailey is inspired by the impact he has made on hundreds of elderly individuals’ lives. He finds it incredible to know that he is making a difference and that his work means the world to him. Moving forward, Bailey plans to continue his fitness sessions in care homes and use social media platforms like TikTok to create awareness and support for his cause.
If you want to follow Bailey’s journey or check out his fitness videos, you can find him on TikTok at @_baileygreetham.