Joe Wicks received a lot of appreciation on Sunday after he uploaded a flashback photo of himself from 11 years ago.
Before his career took off, the 37-year-old fitness sensation uploaded a photo of himself outside Surbiton station on Instagram.
adoring father Joe noted in the caption that in the beginning of his career, ‘not a single person’ would show up to his bootcamps, but he never gave up.
Feeling motivated, several of Joe’s 4.6 million followers congratulated him for his encouraging tweet and expressed their gratitude to the personal trainer.
‘I love this story Joe! It helps so many of us to push on with our small businesses in the hope we will get noticed!’ one person told him.
‘You’re a shining example of what not giving up and believing in your goals looks like,’ commented someone else.
A third social media user wrote: ‘You are incredible… One of my favourite creators — just pure gold. Thank you for persevering all those years and making the world better in your way.’
Others added: ‘Imagine now where you will be in another 11 years’ and ‘You are amazing! Always love listening to your stories and hard work.’
Joe’s full post read: ‘11 years ago this year I was handing out flyers at my local train station to try and get people to come along to my bootcamp in the park.’
He went on: ‘Often not a single person would turn up, but I kept coming back every morning, rain or shine, and very slowly it started to build and grow.
‘I never could have imagined the journey I was about to go on, and that 11 years later so many people would have tried one of my workouts or cooked one of my recipes.’
Joe concluded: ‘Remember, whatever your goals are, work hard and never give up.’