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The nation’s favourite fitness coach is here to coach you through quick, effective (and free!) workouts
Not got a lot of time to get a sweat on? Enter stage right, a Joe Wicks workout. Why Joe’s workouts over other personal trainers? Simple: they’re easy yet effective home workouts available for free on YouTube. The twenty-minute or so high-intensity interval training sessions also don’t take up a lot of your time – winner, winner.
Wicks has been headline news this week as his BBC documentary, Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood, hits screens. In the doc, he reflects on his troublesome childhood (growing up, the star’s father struggled with drug addiction and his mother, OCD tendencies) and how it’s shaped who he is as a human but also father today.
Now on a mission to reshape the UK’s mental health, Wicks is taking things up a level. With the recent MBE under his belt – he’s single-handily sold the most fitness books in the UK since records began – he’s keen to keep transforming millions of lives through his free workout and nutrition content.
Back to the Joe Wicks workouts — the reason you’re on this page. The personal trainer’s online sessions are universally loved for good reason. Unlike some more convoluted celebrity workouts, they’re short, simple, and effective, with most under half an hour and requiring just yourself (and one of the best sports bras).
As above, Wicks’ workouts have always been high-intensity interval training. Otherwise known as HIIT, it’s as the name implies – short, sharp, intense bursts of exercise (aim for 80% of your rate of perceived exertion or RPE) followed by rest periods. Forget hours in the gym: if you’re willing to work hard, he reckons you can get just as good results.
Not convinced? You need only take a quick scroll of his Instagram page (@thebodycoach) to see the hundreds of transformation photos. Sure, HIIT training may not boast the long-term health benefits of running, hiking or cold water therapy, but it sure as heck seems to work for fat loss.
We’ve rounded up 30 of the best Joe Wicks workouts for all abilities. Whether you’re after something short and sweet, need it low impact because of an injury, or are after a longer session, we’ve got just the workout.
30 of the best Joe Wicks workouts for simple, quick sweat sessions
Got 1o minutes?
1. Ab blaster
2. Chair-based workout
3. Intense Tabata style workout
4. Cardio and abs
Got 15 minutes?
5. Beginners Home HIIT workout
6. Full Body HIIT
7. Advanced HIIT
8. Quick Home Fat Burner
9. Low Impact Low Intensity for beginners
10. Full Body Fat Burner
11. Legs, bums and tums
12. Intermediate home kettlebell workout
Got 20 minutes?
13. Ultimate Beginners workout
14. Full Body workout
15. Legs and Glutes workout
16. Low Impact HIIT
17. Bench workout
18. Fat Burner
19. Cardio & Abs
20. Savage Cardio HIIT
21. Pot luck workout
Got 25 minutes?
22. Longer Home HIIT
23. Kettlebell HIIT
24. Pyramid workout challenge
Got 30 minutes?
25. Home HIIT No-Equipment workout
26. Home Workout w/ dumbbells
27. Longer Cardio and Abs workout
28. Advanced dumbbell HIIT
29. Kettlebell and dumbbell HIIT
30. Full body