16. Sir Tom Jones: Don't Hold Back
By BBC Radio 4
The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two 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 going for a new personal best on the running machine 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.
Sir Tom Jones' career in pop and show business has spanned seven decades with 100 million record sales to his name. Now aged 80, he's still releasing music and preparing to perform live in the summer.
In their conversation, Joe hears Sir Tom's 'fairy tale' story from singing at his cousin's weddings in the valleys of South Wales, to meeting Elvis in LA and performing in Vegas. Tom speaks candidly about losing his wife Linda in 2016 and how exercising in the gym and therapy helped him come through his grief. He describes how performing live to his fans helped him get back on his feet, and how a daily dose of 'inversion therapy' keeps him feeling strong.
This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.
Producer: Clare Salisbury
Editor: Dimitri Houtart
A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4