Joe Wicks has raised more than £1 million for Children in Need after completing his 24-hour charity workout challenge.
The interactive Joe Wicks 24 Hour PE Challenge started at 10.20am yesterday on Thursday 12th November and came to an end on Friday morning.
Wicks, aka The Body Coach, said: “I don’t know how I’m still standing, I thought I’d be asleep on the mat.”
The British fitness coach also encouraged people to join in at home and post pictures of their workout on social media.
OMG we did it 🎉 What an incredible 24 hours 🥵 I’m absolutely broken but we raised an unbelievable amount of money for @BBCCiN and we’re going to help so many people 💛 THANK YOU to everyone that donated or sent me a message. I could not have done this without you ❤️ @BBCRadio2 pic.twitter.com/lyl85qo9Qf
— The Body Coach (@thebodycoach) November 13, 2020
On his interactive website, he also put out a live update thanking “everybody who took part in the workout, and everyone who donated.”
The celebrity fitness expert was awarded an MBE last month for ensuring the nation stayed fit during the first national lockdown.
What exactly was the challenge?
The challenge, which was announced last month, saw Wicks workout all day and all night.
He did a variety of activities from yoga to cycling, rowing to boxing alongside his HIIT (high-intensity) workouts.
During the 24 hours, he was joined virtually by a host of celebrity guests – including Sam Smith, Mel C, Louis Theroux and a group of BBC Radio 2 presenters live on-air.
iPlayer and the Red Button allowed TV viewers to keep tabs on Wicks’ efforts live.
Who is Joe Wicks again?
The 34-year-old author and TV presenter ran free fitness classes for parents and children on weekdays during the first national lockdown.
After schools returned in June though, Wicks told his viewers he would be moving to a reduced timetable as he mentioned he needed “a little bit of rest.”
On an Instagram post, Wicks wrote that he “felt very proud” to be able to bring so many people together during lockdown after finding out his online workouts had hit nearly 70 million views worldwide, which he described as “truly mind blowing.”
He also added that he “loved every minute” of the online classes.
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Words: Dina Nazari | Subbing: Grace Staley