German tennis legend Boris Becker teaching yoga in prison, per report

Being a professional athlete needs discipline, no matter the situations. Former world No. 1 Boris Becker is showing that mindset by teaching yoga while serving a two-and-a-half year sentence at the United Kingdom’s Huntercombe jail, according to the German paper Bild.

“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 near to Becker informed Bild.

In April, Becker was founded guilty for illegally moving big quantities of cash and concealing properties after stating personal bankruptcy in 2017. The German-born professional athlete was initially in Wandsworth, a classification B jail in Southwest London. In May, he was moved to classification C Huntercombe — which just holds founded guilty foreign nationals.

He lost no time at all discovering methods to remain efficient. In July, The Sun reported that the 54-year-old had actually begun a task as a class assistant, mentor PE theory in addition to the advantages of workout and diet plan.

Per Bild, Becker — who coached tennis star Novak Djokovic for 3 years — is now teaching 45 prisoners a “special type of yoga and meditation.”

During his profession as a gamer, Becker won 6 Grand Slam titles: 3 Wimbledon Championships, 2 Australian Open prizes and one United States Open title. Although he is presently in jail, Bild reported that he is remaining disciplined with a routine training schedule in the jail’s physical fitness studio. He has actually likewise made some modifications to his diet plan and lost 17 pounds after quiting alcohol, per the report.

His attorney, Christian-Oliver Moser, didn’t provide a lot of information concerning what jail life resembles for Becker.

“Our client, Boris Becker, continues to do well under the circumstances and he has constructively integrated himself into daily prison life. He is able to telephone whenever he wants and to communicate with the outside world,” Moser informed Bild. “Any further details about his prison stay are subject to protected personal privacy laws.”

Becker has actually resided in Britain given that 2012 however is anticipated to be deported after he finishes his sentence. 

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