One of his daughters is a ballerina, the other is a basketball player, and his son makes his own surfboards. Andrew Daddo's children have all embraced an active lifestyle in their own way.
Daddo said he does not always get involved in his children's sport but, because he has always been active, they seem to have also adopted their own love of fitness. ''I'm almost 50, so I have to do what I can, but one of my friends has told me that when I run I look like a beast falling forward,'' he said.
On Sunday, the family will take part in the Rebel Run Sydney fun run, presented by The Sun-Herald.
''The two elements that matter is to be healthy with your kids and let your kids see you being healthy,'' he said.
''They do mimic us and learn their attitude to life from the way we live. If they see us reading, they generally tend to want to read. We're the people they like and respect, so they want to do the things we do.''
A recent survey conducted by Fairfax Media's Essential Kids website found that 55 per cent of the families surveyed exercise together, with weekend activities such as walking and bike riding being the most prominent form of family exercise.
The study found that of the 45 per cent that do not exercise as a family, more than half - 51 per cent - said this was due to being too busy juggling work, family and school.
Daddo, 46, said while he and his wife Jacqui do not always exercise with their children, they encourage them to lead an active lifestyle and to avoid sitting at home on the couch.
The television host, author and Fairfax Media columnist is the Essential Kids ambassador for the event. Daddo will be running the three-kilometre version of the fun run with his daughters Anouk Bibi, 12, and Jasper, 9.
More than 10,000 runners are expected to participate, with the fun run raising money for mental health charity beyondblue. The event also includes longer distance runs of 21 kilometres and 10 kilometres.
Like many parents, the Daddos - who live on the northern beaches - spend most of their weekends shuttling their three children to various sporting activities.
To register, see essentialkids.com.au/runsydney