Healthy Living

Joe Wicks’ 2019 Summer Fitness Tips

Much energy and excitement were felt in the Holy Family NS Portlaoise when Joe Wicks, a hugely popular British fitness coach, TV presenter and author, paid a visit to the school on a Wednesday.

On that particular day, students were put through their paces by the hugely successful body coach. Wicks came to the Portlaoise school as part of his school fitness tour, and there, he demonstrated his short intense high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, much to the pupil's excitement.

Wicks also specializes in cooking and writing fitness books. He has over three million followers on Instagram, who all love his 15-minute meals. During the event, he happily posed for pictures and even put his autograph on his successful recipe book entitled “Lean in 15: 15-minute meals.”

In the year 2015, his book sold over 900,000 copies. Since then, he has written two more books and has gathered more followers on his Instagram account. Afterward, he also started appearing on different TV shows.

Wicks shared that HIIT workouts refer to a very specific type of training. If you want to lose weight and gain muscles in a short period of time, a HIIT workout is one of the best summer fitness tips to follow.

This is the same method Wicks taught in the Holy Family NS Portlaoise. He also advises people to start incorporating short butt kicks, jump squats, burpees, mountain climbers, alternating side lunges, jumping lunges and forearm planks. These exercises tend to target various body parts in one movement. As a result, a 10-minute workout session can already do so much, prepping you for this year’s summer season.

For Wicks, it is important to take breaks. This is a form of rest that is a defining element of HIIT workouts. Also for him, the intensity of the workout is key, which means you really have to work wholeheartedly on the moves when you perform these workouts.

A typical HIIT session lasts about 20 to 45 minutes. This is a combination of both working out and resting. The rest periods are necessary to prep the body and enable it to truly move and perform at its maximum capacity during high-intensity spurts.

Joe Wicks Joe Wicks aka 'The Body Coach' visits Heat Radio on January 11, 2019 in London, England. Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images