Joachim Alfheim

Burpee Bounce Back

My Activity Tracking


My target 1700 Burpees

I'm fundraising for...

Three in four Australians will experience a mental health challenge by the time they turn 25. Orygen works with young people, their families and friends, to develop new, positive approaches to preventing and treating mental disorders.

It’s been a challenging year for us all, and most of us could probably use some help in bouncing back towards a more positive state of mind.

That’s why this October I'm joining the Burpee Bounce Back Challenge – I'll be helping my own mental health by increasing my physical activity, and helping others by fundraising for mental health research so that young Aussies whose mental health isn’t going great can bounce back too.

Please help me by giving whatever you can. The more people that know about Orygen, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

My Achievements

Raised $250

Raised $500

Raised $750

Raised $1000

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Shared on Social Media

Increased Fundraising Goal

Achieved Fundraising Target

My Updates

17th day / 1754 burpees

Friday 30th Oct
So just finished the last day of the challenge. Feels good to have reached both my fundraising goal and burpees goal. Lots of burpees which has given me more energy and positive outlook every day. I thank everyone who has been so supportive of me and this mental health burpees challenge. I'm not sure if I'll keep the burpees as my daily workout but will try to do some kind of fitness most mornings after seeing how much of an impact it has on my mental state. Peace, Joachim

3 days to go!

Tuesday 27th Oct
I've been out this morning and done my 100 burpees for the day. But for a couple of days where I've been rollerblading instead, this have been my constant start of my day for the last 14 days. Only 3 days to go now! I will hit my target of 1700 burpees...and Melbourne looks like it might be opening a little. It's a good day.

Day 7 - mental health and physical activity

Tuesday 20th Oct
It's day 7 and the burpees keep getting done. I have to say I feel much better after starting this challenge. More physical activity plus drinking less = better mental state. Starting each day with this challenge, well after I've had my coffee! has been a life saver in these surreal times. I feel more motivated and positive. Yep, the burpees might hurt, but that's just physical pain and I'll take that any day over the mental pain. 

I have reached my fundraising goal!

Saturday 17th Oct
4th day and my fundraising goal is already reached. I'm so stoked about the support from people. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

3rd day

Friday 16th Oct
Woke up feeling real tired today with no energy. But once I got to the park and got started the energy improved. Got 100 burpees done plus ended up doing some yoga pushups and Russian twist at the end of the workout. So came back home feeling better than when I went out!

1 Day to go!

Tuesday 13th Oct
Another rainy, grey morning here in Melbourne. But it makes for a quiet, lonesome workout in Carlton Gardens. It always starts with a very slow jog to the park before picking a place to do the burpees. Did a 100 today! Plus I got inspired by a small Tai Chi group to do a bit of my martial art form in between sets.

1/2 way there!

Saturday 10th Oct
I am 1/2 way to reaching my fundraising goal with 4 days still to go before the official challenge starts. 
I am overwhelmed by the support, both for the cause and me personally. Shed a quiet tear yesterday when all the donations were coming in.  It gives me hope for better days in Melbourne, back to a life full of the good people that make up the community that I love.
All so inspiring to go do those burpees!

2nd day of prep

Wednesday 7th Oct
So it's another grey, foggy kinda miserable day in Melbourne. But I've decided that no matter what weather I'm going out doing this. Did 60 burpees today so I reckon I'm on a good way of getting prepared for the official date of the 14th.

In training..

Monday 5th Oct
The official challenge doesn’t start till Oct 14th. But I thought I get started and see how I go just to prep for the official 1st day. Went out in miserable, gray, rainy Melbourne weather just now. It was great, hardly any people around! Getting all of Carlton Gardens to myself is peaceful. Did a very short jog and managed 5x10 burpees. It’s a good start to the day. Now brekky!

Lockdown struggle

Sunday 4th Oct
I have dealt with mental health issues for years but the last couple of months has been real tough here in our everlasting lockdown in Melbourne. There has been too much drinking and not much physical activity. I’m hoping through this to raise more awareness of the challenging mental health issues we face (particularly now during so much isolation). And by getting back into good physical shape I hope to get my own mental health back on track.

Thank you to my Sponsors


June Alfheim

So proud of you Joachim. Won`t do the burpees but supporting your cause. Mampaps


Cath Wood

Good on you Joachim! From Leo & Cath xo


Justine Buhrmann


Mark Angel

Nice work Tiger.




Chris Foreman


Sarah Brooker

You could start each drum lesson with 30 burpees to release some energy and get the creativity going! We love you J.


Nat Glover And Family

Wow, what an awesome effort you are making for such a great and under-recognised cause, Joachim! Way to go - we are cheering for you all the way :-)


Desley Foreman

It is an awesome challenge good luck


Colleen Allen

Go Joachim!


Ben Beneke

Good on you for taking this on - more power to you! My zoom, messenger, etc is always there if you need to reach out and have a chat and a beer!


Sarah Haigh

Good on you. This is such a great cause and I’m eager to follow your progress. I hope it helps you out too!! :) Xxx



Go Burpee King!


Mark Foreman

Hey Joachim, you always have my support bro, this is a great idea.


Miller Family

Thanks Joachim for shining a light on something that impacts every family at some time. Good on you for channeling your energy in such a positive way. Great example.


Joachim Alfheim


Benjamin Graham

Nice one mate. Keep up the good work!



Heia Joaburt!


Michelle Van Namen

I'm behind you! Great cause! Big hugs! You got this!


Free Beneke


Rob Leong

This is a really awesome thing you’re doing! It’s the small things that count...


Shane Foreman


Helen Sorrell




Fiona Sorrell


Ian Smith


Hanne Andresen

Stå på Joachim! Jeg heier på deg :D


Rhiannon Mapstone

Love this Joachim! Good on you!


Simon Lederer

Make sure the burpees have good timing.


Charlie G

You got this! 🤜🤛 great cause.