Like the Bike
His motivations have been a desire to stop feeling breathless climbing stairs, the search for better fitting clothes, and the motivation provided by his 16-year-old son Taliesin, who has been bitten by the fitness bug even harder than his father.
As for the Radio Wales morning presenter, he has gone from Parkrun enthusiast to trying to fit in four or five weekly sessions in his gym, on the weights, or his new obsession, the Peloton bike where he likes to work up a sweat.
“I’ve never been a fit person and I’ve never been a sporty person,” he says.
“But when we went into lockdown, I decided it would probably be a good time to do something. So, I converted my garage into a gym, got some weights and stuff, and then I started running.”
Having tentatively done the 5k Parkrun in Clapham Common in London, then tried the Cardiff version in Sophia Gardens, he says his confidence and his ambition started to grow.
“My goal during lockdown was to do a Parkrun and actually finish the run before the organisers were packing up. At first it seemed everyone was clearing off to go home by the time I finished!
“But I gradually became fitter as lockdown went on and I got my time down from 43 minutes to 31 minutes and 45 seconds.
“For a big guy – I’m still 19 stones, although I was 21 stones when I started lockdown – that’s not too bad. I’m never going to have a shape like Usain Bolt, but I just kept running, ran around the streets, kept doing my workouts and really started to enjoy myself.”
Inevitably, perhaps, something had to give as his body got used to unfamiliar demands. It turned out to be his knees, which meant a rapid reduction on pounding the tarmac quite so often and the introduction of the static bike.
“I love it on the bike. You can really work up a good sweat and you don’t feel as though your knees are just about to ping.”
The only setbacks to the home gym regime so far appear to have been when a stray resistance band whacked him in the face, giving him a black eye and something to talk about to his listeners.
Male opera singers are not genuinely renowned for their trimness, but Wynne believes this has less to do with any real benefits from carrying spare pounds on stage and is far more about the lifestyle.