Joe Wicks has revealed that his daughter is following in his footsteps, already ‘nailing’ the perfect burpee at just three years old.
In recent years, Joe’s fitness empire has gone from strength-to-strength, bolstering the nation during the pandemic lockdowns with his uplifting YouTube workout routines.
In a new business venture, the 36-year-old is launching a children’s picture book called The Burpee Bears, which follows a family of bears and also features warm-up and wind-down exercise routines that kids can follow.
Joe’s own kids are fans of the book, with the fitness coach telling Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary on Friday’s This Morning how he’s been reading the book to his daughter, Indie, and baby son, Marley, every night.
When asked by Dermot whether his children are fed up with the book yet, Joe told the presenters that the kids aren’t ‘bored’ of it quite yet, adding: ‘I’ve been rinsing it.’
‘They’re more excited to get to the back of it and do the exercises. Indie, I’ve taught her, she’s nailed a burpee, so she’s got the perfect technique of a burpee, which is hilarious,’ he said.
Dermot and Alison looked seriously impressed by this revelation, with Alison acknowledging how burpees are one of the ‘hardest’ exercises.
‘Just doing one is a killer,’ she remarked in astonishment.
A burpee involves dropping to the ground, kicking your legs out behind you with your hands pressed into the floor, bringing your legs back up to your chest and then standing upright to jump up.
Alison’s right – they are a killer.
Joe shares his two children with his wife Rosie Jones, who he married in June 2019.
In the Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours, he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to fitness and charity.
Joe recently opened up about the pressures of being a well-known name, saying that sometimes he considers stepping down from being the ‘Body Coach’.
Speaking to Russell Brand on the Joe Wicks podcast, he explained that while he is ‘very content’, he does sometimes ‘burn out’, and he has ‘weeks where I want to throw my phone in the sea and never look at it again’.
‘And I don’t want to be the Body Coach. I have a couple of days off and I come back and I’m ready to be that motivator, inspiring and helping people,’ he said.
Joe’s online PE lessons were a roaring success during the pandemic, with the first class attracting an incredible 2.3million viewers in the first few hours.
He’s also raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the NHS and raised £1.5million for Children In Need.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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