My name is LJ and I’m a hand sanitiser addict. Straight up. I have at least two on the go at any one time and apply them religiously on public transport, before and after the gym, before eating….. You could say I’m pretty into the whole hygiene thing! All joking aside (and my hand sanitiser addiction does mean I am the butt of many a joke), I do suffer from mild OCD, and thinking about the germs, bacteria and infections that could be on gym equipment, cardio machines, in changing rooms, on yoga mats….. well, I can’t think about it for too long or I’d drive myself mad. I’m also well aware that little bottles of hand sanitiser won’t cut it when it comes to killing gym germs (but it puts my frazzled brain at rest for a few moments at least…) So when I received an email from Billy Cooper, founder of Cornermans and creator of “Good Rub” – the Self Defence for Skin, I couldn’t wait to find out more.
And I did exactly that, asking Billy, a former GB Wrestler, more about his product – an infection protection barrier foam – and why he created it, and how we could all benefit from using it as part of our training routine.
Could you tell us a little bit about yourself, your background and your career before setting up Cornermans?
I’m Billy Cooper, a full-time firefighter and founder of Cornermans. During my youth I represented GB in freestyle wrestling which is initially where my vision for Cornermans came from.