Fitness king and Survivor star Steve 'Commando' Willis chats to us about parenthood

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Steve 'Commando' Willis is a familiar dad on Australian television. He's appeared on shows like The Biggest Loser, and now as a contestant in Australian Survivor. Plus, the dad of four is now married to personal trainer and best-selling fitness, nutrition and mindset author, Michelle Bridges. Talk about busy! He reflects on life as a parent in the midst of a hectic career.

1. What is your favourite thing about being a parent?

The one thing I cherish most is the unconditional love.

2. What’s your favourite thing to do with your children?

Spend quality time together sharing and experiencing what life has to offer. My favourite setting to do this in is nature.

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3. What is the thing you miss most about life before you became a father?

There isn’t anything other than my own childhood, and through the connection with my kids, how things could have been different. However, that in itself provides me with an opportunity to do things differently.

4. What has been the biggest surprise for you about being a parent?

How they open your eyes and perspective to so much more. The blinkers come off.

5. What does 'me time' look like for you?


Listen to Steve on The Parent Panel in the free Kinderling app and wherever you get your podcasts.