Boris Becker teaching Yoga to fellow inmates in prison

Tennis great Boris Becker is busy bending his back and keeping himself and fellow prisoners fit by teaching them Yoga and meditation at the UK’s Huntercombe prison.

The 54-year-old German tennis star is currently serving a two-and-a-half years jail term after being found guilty of tax evasion in April this year.

Even in prison, the disgraced tennis champion is concerned over his fitness and has a regular training schedule. The three-time Wimbledon champion made some lifestyle choices that helped him shed about 8 kilos in the last six months.

Not just that, the former World No.1 is even helping his 45 fellow prisoners stay fit, by teaching them a “special type of Yoga and meditation” besides lessons on fitness, nutrition, and crisis management.

“Becker works as a kind of assistant teacher next to the actual prison coach for fitness and psychology. As a sportsman, he knows only too well the highs and lows of victories and defeats. He is sharing his life experience with his fellow prisoners,” a source was quoted as saying by the German newspaper ‘Bild’.

His fitness coach role is part of a bonus programme within the prison. The more the inmates get involved, the more the chances of their jail term being slashed.

Becker has a solitary cell and behaves impeccably in prison. “He’s popular with the fellow prisoners.”

Though Becker could be released early next year, the German could face deportation.

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