Keeping up with Mr Jones

Keeping up with Mr Jones

“It’s obviously quite a unique situation at the moment, but it’s made me realise I probably socially isolate quite a lot of the time anyway!”

Lee Jones
laughs as he discusses how he’s been adapting to life in lockdown, with the
winger amongst the thousands of people across Glasgow currently getting into the
routine of working from home.

It’s been a
situation that’s been a new challenge for the man from Selkirk, in a career
that’s included three successive Commonwealth Games selections, 10 caps for
Scotland and over 70 appearances in a Glasgow jersey to date.

“I’m finding
it alright – it’s easy to get on with other things, and I’ve just been trying
to keep myself busy. The S&C (strength and conditioning) team have given us
a fair idea of what we can do at home, so we’re able to work around that based
on what each guy has got to hand.

important for me to have a structure to the day, so I’ll sit down at the start
of each week and plan out what my training’s going to be each day.”

Yet Jones
isn’t the only elite athlete in his household. Wife Charline – a silver
medallist in the velodrome at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi – has been keeping
Glaswegians fit and healthy with her popular home workouts in recent weeks,
including some familiar faces to the Warrior Nation.

“A few of
the boys have been joining her workouts with their wives, which has been really
good,” explained Jones.

“She keeps
me on my toes as well, so I jump in with some of her stuff as well as my own

normally comes into Scotstoun on a Monday to do a yoga session with the boys,
but that’s now moved online as well.

“There are a
few boys that are the regulars at the yoga sessions Charline does at Scotstoun,
so it was quite easy to set up – it was a case of setting up a Facebook group
and then sending a message to the boys. They can join in live as Charline’s
delivering the session, or they can watch it back and do it themselves later

The current
suspension of the Guinness PRO14 has also allowed Jones to develop another
project; as well as his skills on the field, the winger has been showing off
his skills in the kitchen with the launch of new food delivery service Prepd.

certainly been keeping me busy at the moment!” smiled Jones.

“It was an
idea I’d had for a while – one of my mates runs a food truck business at The
Big Feed in Glasgow, so between the two of us we set up a meal-prep sort of business.
Obviously with The Big Feed not happening at the minute and the rugby currently
suspended, it’s given us a bit of time to focus on that, get that up and
running and deliver some nice, healthy meals across Glasgow.

something that’s been in the background for a while. This time has almost given
us the opportunity to start pushing it, to be honest – it’s something that’s
given me a focus away from rugby.”

You can
guarantee one thing, however – when the action on the field is given the green
light to resume, Jones, his fellow Warriors and the Scotstoun faithful will be
raring to go.

“It’s just a
case of being patient right now,” said the winger.

“When rugby
does come back around it’ll be a pretty unique situation – fans will be eager
to see some rugby and guys will be desperate to play. If anything, I think
everyone will be refreshed and raring to go.

“Until then,
though, stay home, stay safe, and we’ll be ready to get back out there when the
time is right.”

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