Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Muhammad Isa and his brother Ahmed had been meaning to join a gym and get fit. Ahmed was clinically obese and had been diagnosed with type two diabetes, and his younger brother weighed around 14 stone and had worryingly high blood pressure.
But before they were able to put words into action the family, from Bolton, were rocked by tragedy. Having spent months shielding, Ahmed contracted coronavirus whilst holidaying in Dubai in November 2020. READ MORE:Despair, 'disrespect' and £2,500 to give up your room After his condition deteriorated he was transferred to intensive care, where he sadly died.
Muhammad and his family were left shocked by Ahmed's sudden death. He was just 39-years-old and had two children. Muhammad, now 33, saw his brother's death as a warning that something needed to change in his own life, if he wanted to be around for his wife and four young children.
Speaking to the M.E.N, he said: "His death really hit me. I thought maybe if he did live a healthy lifestyle things could have been different.