Clare Meardon dresses up in a different costume every single day to walk her dog Hendrix
Her dog posted what he thinks about her costumes
We were interested to find out what costumes Clare has planned for this week. “A ‘walker’ never gives away her secrets!” she joked before adding that she’s not sure yet. “I have a ‘normal walk’ with my husband in the morning and we decide on a theme and I go from there!”
Clare also added that the walks she does in costumes happen right outside their house, so it’s fully in line with government guidelines.
The dancer also had some great advice about keeping physically and mentally fit during lockdown.
“Keep it light. Don’t take life too seriously. Get up and do it, you’ll feel better if you do something physical or productive as soon as you get up. Even 10 minutes of light exercise first thing will boost your mood and endorphins and make you have a better day.”
She added: “We are all responsible for our own health and well-being, we are just here to give you a helping hand along the way. We are posting short clips and doing live workouts on our Facebook and Instagram, whether you want a 1-minute plank or a full hour of Pilates, dance, stretching or fitness, we have it all. You deserve to feel amazing. All our workouts and videos are being done for free. We just want to share some fun and fitness for all during this difficult time.”
“Because I run a dance school, I have a lot of costumes which I make myself,” Clare told Caters News. “We were meant to be having a show in July, so I’d taken them all home to fix ahead of that. I was mending the Eve costume, and because it’s a stretch fabric it is actually much easier to work with while you are wearing it, so I put it on.”
She said that was the moment that she realized that this could be a great funny photo opportunity. When she sent the photo to her friends, one of them dared her to go for a walk dressed like that.
“When she said that, how could I not? After I posted the first clip online, people said watching it was the highlight of their day and I realized just how much of a bad time a lot of people must be having at the moment and how everyone needed something to laugh about.”
So she decided to keep things going. “So the next day, I dressed as a ballerina and walked along the pavement in my pointed shoes. The hype just built and built from there to post a new video each day!”
Clare, who runs the Savvy Studios in Hayle, revealed that she wants to make people laugh and smile while they’re all stuck at home because of the lockdown. “Laughter is the most important medicine for everyone, now more than ever. For me, mental health is as important as physical health. You can have a fantastically fit body, but if your head is full of negativity, you aren’t healthy.”
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