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2 September 2020

Go On Da Run with Mr Motivator’s new show on Scala Radio

Derrick Evans, a.k.a. Mr Motivator, joins Scala Radio for a two-part series titled ‘Mr. Motivator On Da Run’ to explore the power of listening to classical music while running. Airing on two consecutive Sundays from 13th September, the inspirational fitness legend – famed for hosting Mr Motivator In Da House in his eye-popping exercise attire – will compile the perfect classical playlist to work out to. The show will aim to get the country up and moving in order to beat the lockdown blues and fatigue, inspiring people to get active when the days start to get shorter and the Summer slips away.

The two episodes will see Mr Motivator discussing the physical and mental benefits of running while listening to classical music, accompanied by a carefully crafted mix of low-mood pieces for stretching and upbeat bangers for the sprint, appealing to hard-core runners and newbies alike.

The series will also share some insight from Professor Costas Karageorghis, a sports psychologist from Brunel University London who researches the neurophysiological effects of music. His research is oriented towards enhancing people’s sensory experiences during physical activity. Paired with Mr Motivator’s endless enthusiasm for classical music, the show hopes to answer the question: can listening to classical music help you run faster for longer?

Mr Motivator said: “I love all forms of music but especially classical. I was always amazed at how music without words can move you in so many ways, can calm your troubled spirit, can help you to escape to a place you dream of or need. When used with exercise it can help you to stretch, complement you when running and drive you when you need a lift towards that final set of burpees”.

Jenny Nelson, Programme Manager, Scala Radio added: “We’re so pleased to have Mr. Motivator on Scala Radio – he’s a national icon and we know he’ll lift our listeners’ spirits and inspire them to exercise along to classical music. I’ve got my Lycra ready!”

Scala Radio Presents: Mr Motivator On Da Run will air on Sunday 13th and Sunday 20th September on Scala Radio at 1pm. Scala Radio is available on digital radio across the UK, on the app, smart speakers, Sky 0216 and at


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For further press information, please contact:

Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)
T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746 363

Amelia O’Shea – Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)
T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07718 489342

About Scala Radio:

Scala Radio is a brand-new entertainment radio station that breaks the mould of classical music in the UK.  Presenters include Simon Mayo, Angellica Bell, Alexis Ffrench and Mark Kermode. Alongside familiar masters such as Mozart, Beethoven and Bach, you can expect to hear contemporary works including film, TV and video game scores, showtunes from musicals and instrumental re-workings of pop and rock songs by the likes of Justin Timberlake, Led Zeppelin and Dua Lipa.

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