The Body Coach attempts world record

16 June 2017 by
First published: 14 June 2017

The Body Coach attempts world record for the largest HIIT class – and it’s all for charity.

World-renowned fitness star, TV presenter and author Joe Wicks (AKA The Body Coach) is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest high-intensity interval training class at this year’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park’s Open House. He’s known to push himself – and others – to the limit, but with the current record standing at 3,687 people, this could be one of his greatest challenges yet. The event on 5 July is all for a good cause, too, with proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

One for the Gram

No stranger to success, Joe has taught millions of people how to eat and exercise well with his Lean in 15 trilogy and trademark Lean in 15 meals. The books were so popular that Joe was named the bestselling non-fiction author of 2016 and author of the UK’s second bestselling cookbook of all time. Now, calling on his loyal following – which comprise nearly two million on Instagram alone – Joe’s setting his sights high as he aims to get more people than ever moving in one spot. Attendees at Joe’s HIIT workout will even be provided with branded water bottles to help them smash the challenge in front of the Great Oak Stage.

‘My mission in life is to get as many people as possible inspired and motivated to become fitter and leaner – so getting people together at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park to try and smash the world record for the largest ever HIIT session is a perfect opportunity to do that,’ said Joe ahead of the event. ‘I can’t wait to stand on the Great Oak Stage and look out on thousands of people all working hard to get fit and lean and, hopefully, we can all break a world record at the same time – the atmosphere is going to be absolutely buzzing!’

The weekend for it

The exciting event joins a stellar line-up of recently announced activities at BST Hyde Park’s Open House event. Running over 3, 4, 5 and 7 July, the free-entry event offers four days of summer activities in the heart of Hyde Park, in between two weekends of legendary musical line-ups. Outdoor movie nights, tennis screenings live from Wimbledon, street-food stalls, pop-up bars, live music, a flying trapeze circus and Major League Baseball are just a few of the amazing activities to expect.

Tickets for the HIIT class are on sale now and can be purchased for £5 (including a £1 booking fee) from Head to for more information.