Snooker star John Higgins shed almost four stone after cutting out booze

April 19, 2022
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Four-time snooker world champion John Higgins dropped almost four stone after taking up spinning sessions and cutting out booze.

Higgins is currently competing in the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible, where he is trailing Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5-4 in the first round after the first session. And the 46-year-old showed off his slimmer figure, having decided to get into shape during lockdown.

"It's not helping me pot balls but it is helping me lose weight," he said last year of his weight loss. "I just seem to be a little bit addicted to them (spinning classes). I go three or four times a week.

"I enjoy getting up in the morning and doing an hour of training. It will be tough because when I am starting to travel to tournaments again I will need to find some spin classes there or go on the bikes in the hotels.

"A lot of the boys do running and that is easier. I'll need to have a scout about different cities to see if there are any spin classes there."

Higgins went on to say that that his wife and three children were a big motivating factor behind his lifestyle change. He added: "I've lost about three and half stone. I was 15 and a half stone at the Crucible and now I'm down to about 12.

John Higgins dropped three and a half stone after cutting out booze and taking up spinning sessions
John Higgins dropped three and a half stone after cutting out booze and taking up spinning sessions

"A lot of people ask if I feel better, I don't know. I do feel a bit better but I'll wait and see. It isn't going to be the reason I'll pot balls better. It is for my whole wellbeing really.

"I was too heavy for how small of a guy I am. You don't see it in yourself. It is amazing. I couldn't see that I was getting steadily bigger.

"You are happy with your life and who do you have to look good for? I have my wife and my kids. It is a good thing I've started doing it."

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