Wicks, 36, referred to as the Physique Coach for his free livestream exercises, stated it was a “surreal second” to be handed the award by the Princess Royal at a ceremony on Wednesday.
He stated the medal belonged equally to him and his brother Nikki Wicks, who helped him construct his on-line health empire behind the scenes by speaking with him by way of an earpiece throughout exercises.
“Nikki is my brother. He’s additionally my greatest pal. Each single time I did PE with Joe, he was in my ear. I couldn’t have carried out it with out him,” the health and vitamin specialist stated.
“We had mornings the place we simply weren’t within the temper for it however stated come on, let’s give them one of the best exercise of their lives.
“Collectively we simply managed, simply by way of Nikki’s voice in my ear and his power, it actually picked us each up.
“He was form of like my right-hand man who you couldn’t see.”
Nikki stated he was “tremendous proud” his brother had chosen to ask him as his visitor.
Mr Wicks stated he had visited Windsor as a toddler dwelling in close by Virginia Water.
“I all the time thought ‘what an incredible fort’ and now to be inside – I’m blown away,” he stated.
Talking about their rise to success, the boys stated they “couldn’t consider it” as they watched viewing numbers quickly climb from once they first started the exercises, which have been watched worldwide through the pandemic.
In 2020 Mr Wicks was awarded a Guinness World File after greater than 950,000 viewers tuned in to his livestream in March.
The brothers grew up in a household with psychological well being points, Mr Wicks stated, which drove him to deal with “lifting individuals’s psychological well being and spirits” by way of health.
Train was his “launch” as a toddler, dwelling in a small home the place everybody was on prime of one another.
“I needed to supply one thing that will make it simple for households,” Mr Wicks stated.
“We lived in a small home, principally on prime of one another. Train and PE and every thing was my launch.
“My childhood, no doubt, if I hadn’t had that upbringing, I wouldn’t have had that true willpower and drive.
“I may need carried out a few them however would I’ve been the Physique Coach?”
He stated his daughter India was simply as excited as him in regards to the award.
“She has slightly pretend medal, like those you get at events, so once I stated this morning I used to be going to gather my award she stated: ‘Yeah and daddy if you’re again, I’m going to place my medal on too,” he stated.
“I feel she’ll wish to (swap).”
Mr Wicks was amongst 187 individuals being honoured on the ceremonies at Windsor Fortress on Wednesday.
He was recognised for companies to health in addition to charity within the UK and overseas, having helped increase £2 million for Kids in Want with a 24-hour health problem.