Richie McCaw, Gemma Flynn and Toni Street have jumped aboard the latest viral bandwagon - literally. They're just three of the Kiwi celebs taking up the Burpees for Babies challenge, issued by Plunket.
Gemma and Richie McCaw proved themselves as NZ sporting royalty, making burpees look way too easy with their clip – though Gemma commented that their "form was average".
C'mon New Zealand, we challenge you to do five burpees for under 5s to raise money for @plunketnz #burpeesforbabies ⭐️you can join in by videoing your five, challenge five friends, and txting FIVE to 2448 to donate $3 to Plunket’s Raise a Bundle campaign. We nominate @hannahlaity @beaudenbarrett @daisydagg @izzy_dagg @montybetham to take part in the challenge. Note to self to do these at the start of your gym session not the end 😅 #smilerich
Gemma challenged Israel and Daisy Dagg, who rose to the challenge – even though Daisy is almost 8 months pregnant.
Myself and @izzy_dagg were nominated by @gemflynn and big rich to do the 5 burpees for @plunketnz so here it is... 💪🏼👊🏼💪🏼 I only just made it through and I'm not sure you would call these burpees but here is a good laugh anyway!! 😂😂😂😂 You can txt FIVE to 2448 to donate $3 to Plunkets Raise a Bundle Campaign 🖐🏼 We nominate @makerebradnam @kurtgibbons7 @lydsko @thejayreeve @annareeve_ 👌👌#burpeesforbabies #veryslowburpees #safetyfirst
The Hits and Seven Sharp host Toni Street took a break from breakfast radio duties to do some in-studio burpees, with co-host Sam Wallace also taking part.
While Monty Betham recruited some Boxing Alley trainers to join in on the fun.
I was challenged by @gemflynn to do #burpeesforbabies so I got the @boxingalley trainers in on the fun. I danced for @plunketnz on DWTS many moons ago because KIDS are our greatest achievement & there is no instruction manual! Plunket make the transition into Parenthood a more enjoyable experience with some much needed direction. Text FIVE to 2448 to donate $3 I now challenge @kjapa @joeboxerparker @stanwalker @jeromekaino & @manuvatuvei to do the same for a very worthy cause @plunketnz #DontForgetToDonate
Eyes are now on Beauden Barret & Hannah Laity, Jay & Anna Reeve, KJ Apa, Joe Parker, Stan Walker, Jerome Kaino and Lydia Ko, who have all been tagged to do their part.
The challenge aims to raise money for Plunket's Raise a Bundle campaign, which runs for the month of March with a goal of $10,000.
Participants can text FIVE to 2448 to donate $3 to the campaign.