The book gradually became noticed and its popularity grew. One day LJ got an email from a forward thinking librarian in HMP Thameside, asking would he like to come and visit the library, to talk about his story and why he wrote Cell Workout. So LJ prepared to go back to prison. Having never done anything like this before, to stand up and talk to a group of people, he thought he would break the ice by starting with a group workout. He needn’t have worried, the welcome and response from the men made it very easy. They were interested in what he had been doing, how had he turned his life around, what advice did he have, how could they do the same. The visit was a success and soon he was asked to visit other prisons.
From here came the natural progression of developing the prison visits into the Cell Workout Workshop and the
Cell Workout Enterprise CIC was formed.