The fitness and motivation coach Detlef D. Soost supports the #CoronaCare campaign launched by FOCUS Online and BurdaForward. The initiative bundles relief measures and self-help initiatives throughout Germany in the coronavirus crisis. With immediate effect, Soost and his wife Kate Hall are offering daily, free of charge video workouts on FOCUS Online.
Soost explains his contribution as follows: "It is extremely important that we as a society support each other throughout the coronavirus crisis". The motivational coach adds: "I know from my own experience how difficult it is for families to be at home all day long, therefore I am committed to #CoronaCare." The videos give instructions for home training sessions of about ten minutes.
In addition to the fitness coach, dozens of other celebrities support the FOCUS online campaign - and more join the effort every day. Already, actors including Heiner Lauterbach, Elmar Wepper and Jutta Speidel, as well as politicians such as North Rhine-Westphalia's Minister of Health Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU), or the musician Peter Maffay have joined the campaign.
"What our self-help initiative has triggered in these past few days is inspiring," says Florian Festl, editor-in-chief of FOCUS Online. "Thousands of people who want to help have signed up. The willingness among the people in the country to get involved in a constructive manner is overwhelming".
#CoronaCare connects committed users with aid organizations that organize local support for risk groups such as senior citizens. In addition, users are connected directly with people in need via the partner portal Nebenan.de. Some of the best gestures of good neighborliness and solidarity sparked by the campaign are then covered by FOCUS Online in the news portal's CoronaCare news ticker.