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From gang member to fitness guru

30 May 2014 Last updated at 00:35 BST

A former gang member who served time in prison, Terroll Lewis is now a changed man.

After finding the church and exercise as a way out of his dark times, he founded the urban fitness movement Block Workout - and now seeks to help other young people with their own troubles.

The gruelling two hour sessions, run every weekend at a park in South London, are free for the community.

Terroll says he gets members of different gangs working out side by side - and is inspired by the change he sees in them when they focus on fitness.

Video Journalist: John Galliver

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