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The Body Coach Becomes Overnight Hero for School Kids

Joe has been hailed a superhero. Image © The Body Coach/Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks, known to many adults as ‘The Body Coach’, has been hailed a hero for pupils and appreciative parents by providing a series of home workouts for children in lieu of physical education during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The virtual workouts have been streaming each morning via Joe’s YouTube channel at 9am, and on the first day saw over 800,000 kids tune in live with a total of 2 million viewers joining in across the day. Parents across the world have been forced to find alternative methods to both entertain and educate their children at home, with schools closing across the UK from 20th March for all students except children of identified key workers. Joe is understandably astounded by the response, and hopes that his videos will help children to “keep moving and stay healthy and positive”
during difficult times. 

Posted by Claire Edwards 25 March 2020

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