A 24-year-old from Mitcham has been applauded for her efforts to keep people fit for free during the outbreak.

Rochelle Janman, of Elys Wimbledon, decided to use her time furloughed to help boost peoples spirits.

The 24-year-old who is usually busy working two jobs, as a merchandiser and dance teacher, decided to launch classes online at the start of the UK lockdown.

Classes have been a success, with more than 250 people joining in virtually to shake their hips and break a sweat.

Rebecca Minors, who has been attending the classes, said: "Taking part in Rochelle’s class has helped me both physically and mentally during lockdown.

"It’s so much fun to do and easy to follow."

Speaking to Wimbledon Times, Rochelle said: "For someone who is used to working full time and going straight to teaching at the gym- lockdown really had an effect on me.

"So I decided to make my living room into a make shift dance studio.

"I am really trying to use Zumba to improve the mental health in this time.

"Specifically targeting mothers that are stuck at home and young people who do not have access to the usual classes they would attend.

"I have been overwhelmed with the number of ladies I have reached with these virtual classes.

"It just goes to show that when the world comes to somewhat a standstill, we are still able to connect thanks to social media.

"Receiving messages from ladies saying it's something to get them motivated to kickstart their day is what made me want to continue this."

The determined 24-year-old has now launched a fitness class called 'WeDanceFit' in the hopes of continuing 'mental and physical transformation' for long after the outbreak.

The classes can be accessed online for a small fee of £10 a month which will provide 12 classes per month.

For information on how to get involved, visit Instagram on @rochelledancefit