Watch: hilarious parody fitness blog video of retired GAA star Kevin Cummins goes viral
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What started as a joke in the Whats App family group led a famous Cork man to go viral.
Kevin Cummins, one of the founders of Cummins Sports and former GAA Cork captain, set the internet on fire today with this hilarious video.
Kevin’s “blog” is a parody of the fitness video of golf instructor Peter O’Keefe, who also happens to be his niece’s husband and Irish Open champion.
Kevin has been a well-known sports figure in Cork for many years, having been captain of the successful county hurling team in Ireland in 1964.
Now, however, the 75-year-old appears to be poised for a new career as an influencer after his blog post went viral today.
The video shows Kevin using a brush and a chair to show his audience how to do a number of “hard” stretches.
Ranging from “easy” to “difficult,” Kevin speaks to his followers through the chunks with hilarious comments.
Kevin spoke to CorkBeo after charging his phone as it had been blown up all day by adoring fans.
“I’m stunned by the reaction, I don’t understand at all! It puzzled me.
“I haven’t had a moment of peace all day! The phone hasn’t stopped and I’m trying to do some work in the warehouse.”
Kevin made the video after coming back from a walk and decided to send it to Peter for some craic.
He did not know that the next day he would have been seen by more than 50,000 people.
“Someone told me that 55,000 people have now seen it but of course I don’t know, I only filmed it last night !.
“I walk a lot but I was telling Peter I was a little stiff in my back and shoulders so he said he would send me a workout video to do.
“So I came back from my walk yesterday and said I would do the exercises he sent me and film them and send it back to him.
“There was no script or rehearsal at all. I just sent it to Peter and two of my friends and it went from there.”
Kevin tried to follow people all over the world who came into contact with him.
“I’ve been getting messages all day from people in Canada, the United States, and Australia. It’s a strange world.”
Kevin said he had no plans to make any other videos, but now that he has a fan base he could try to break America.
“I’m going to discuss it with my team here, my director and my producer and what not, we could do something !.
“The Late Late Show and Hollywood beckon, I think.”
Kevin certainly put a smile on our faces today, so we hope he did for you too.