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What makes you feel mentally and physically strong? Fitness coach Joe Wicks ask some of his favourite people their secrets to health and happiness.

The Joe Wicks Podcast BBC Radio 4

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 63 Ratings

What makes you feel mentally and physically strong? Fitness coach Joe Wicks ask some of his favourite people their secrets to health and happiness.

    29. Dr Julie Smith: Train your mind

    29. Dr Julie Smith: Train your mind

    The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series three of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be starting the morning in an ice bath or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.

    Joe's guest this week is clinical psychologist Dr Julie Smith. In November 2019 Julie started posting bite-sized videos explaining how the mind works and what we can do to change. These short insights into subjects such as depression, anxiety and our positive and negative inner voice have seen Julie amass over three million followers online, and Joe shared one of her videos about anxiety involving an inflating (and eventually exploding) exercise ball. Together they discuss the impact of Julie's work on mental health, how they both handle the messages they receive from people looking for help and advice, and Julie's response to Joe's documentary 'Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood'. Joe's keen to find out why motivation isn't consistent, and they discuss the power of accepting your own thoughts and why negative voices are just repeated messages from the past that can be changed. Julie's first book is called Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?.

    This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    Producer: Toby Field
    Editor: Dimitri Houtart
    A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

    • 38 min
    28. Dr Matt Walker: Why we sleep

    28. Dr Matt Walker: Why we sleep

    The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series three of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be starting the morning in an ice bath or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.

    This week, Joe is finding out more about sleep: something which Joe has come to understand as the foundation of everything else in life: eating healthily, exercising regularly, and helping with relationships and stress. Joe discusses all of this and much more with the scientist Dr Matthew Walker. He’s the founder of “The Centre for Human Sleep Science” at the University of California and he wrote the bestselling book Why We Sleep.

    Together they chat about everything from how sleep affects diet and mental health, to what's going on in the brain when we dream, and Matt's top tips for better sleep.

    This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    Producer: Eliza Lomas
    Editor: Dimitri Houtart
    A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

    • 45 min
    27. Sam Ryder: Practising gratitude

    27. Sam Ryder: Practising gratitude

    The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series three of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong.

    In this episode Joe chats to Sam Ryder, who he's been a fan of ever since he started posting clips of himself singing online. After representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with his song Space Man – now a number one hit record – Sam's life has changed dramatically, with new fans around the world.

    Fresh from performing in front of Buckingham Palace at the Queen's Jubilee, Sam and Joe chat about hard graft, finding fame in your 30s, Sam's time as a wedding singer and what he does to stay grounded.

    This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    Producer: Eliza Lomas
    Editor: Dimitri Houtart
    A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

    • 39 min
    26. Catherine Price: Breaking up with my phone

    26. Catherine Price: Breaking up with my phone

    The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series three of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be relaxing with Lego or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share what works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.

    Joe has recently been on a journey with phone addiction, and in this episode he chats about this with Catherine Price, science journalist and author of How to Break Up with Your Phone and The Power of Fun. Catherine speaks to Joe about why our phones are harming our mental health, how we can develop a healthier relationship with them and how her life has changed since breaking up with her phone. She shares some simple tips for us all to try, with the ultimate goal of letting more joy into our daily lives.

    This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    Producer: Eliza Lomas
    Editor: Dimitri Houtart
    A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

    • 30 min
    25. Tony Hawk: Dropping In

    25. Tony Hawk: Dropping In

    The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series three of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong.

    In this episode Joe speaks to skateboarder Tony Hawk. Tony turned pro at the age of fourteen and quickly became the world number one in his sport. He pioneered a clutch of new tricks, including landing the infamous '900' in 1999. He went on to turn his name into a global brand through a series of ventures including the development of his own hugely successful video game series which Joe spent many hours playing.

    Tony speaks to Joe about what it was like to rise to the top so young and why he received so much criticism early on in his career for his methodical and innovative approach to skateboarding. They discuss the importance of family in keeping you grounded and why purpose and not profit should always be the driving force behind what you do. Now in his fifties, Tony describes how cruising about on his board is still the best form of therapy out there, even if he has had to rein in some of the more adventurous tricks.

    This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

    Producer: Toby Field
    Editor: Dimitri Houtart
    A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

    • 33 min
    Welcome to The Joe Wicks Podcast Series 3

    Welcome to The Joe Wicks Podcast Series 3

    This summer, Joe is back with series three of his podcast. He’s chatting to some of his life-long heroes and inspirational friends, diving into topics he wants to understand much more about. What does sleep do for our mind and bodies? How can we have a healthier relationship with our phones? How can we all learn to live healthier and happier? Every guest will share the thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here to get you feeling fit and happy.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

AdmiralAckbar1983 ,

Lean in 15

LOVE JOE

Awesome1983 ,

Surprisingly worthwhile

I do regularly listen to podcasts and actually fewer than expected leave me feeling like I gained valuable information or covered a compelling topics. This podcast so far has hit both points well and I look forward to coming episodes.

CatherineMoore ,

Loved ep.1

Although a new podcast, you can already tell it’ll be an informative/regular one to subscribe too! Episode one covered a lot - everyday health, mental strength, outdoors, careers and mission. Fun conversation and informative. Brilliant host Joe! You’ll do great with your new podcasting role!

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