Friend of The Big Issue Joe Wicks is about to become the “nation’s PE teacher” for kids across the UK who are stuck at home as the result of school closures.
It’s going to be tough to make the ‘I forget my kit’ excuse wash when Wicks brings PE classes to kids with a livestreamed half-hour session taking place on his YouTube account from 9am on the dot on Monday March 23.
😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ioFGeFRpuK
— The Body Coach (@thebodycoach) March 19, 2020
Wicks has been trending on Twitter throughout Thursday after he told his 311,000 followers of his plans. He said: “Starting Monday, every single day from Monday to Friday, I’m going to be doing a live workout called PE with Joe on my YouTube channel. It’s a workout specifically designed for kids because when the schools are closed, there is no PE.
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“Don’t worry, I’ve got you, I’m going to take this over. I’m going to get your kids moving, energised, optimistic so tune in. I am going to be the nation’s PE teacher.”
And the idea has certainly lifted the coronavirus gloom for many with the original post being liked almost 9,000 times on Twitter at the time of writing.
Parents with children off school next week, have a look at this!
PE with Joe Wicks, starting on Monday, 9am on YouTube. https://t.co/xRTtnjR5l9
— St Christopher Primary (@StChrisPrimary) March 19, 2020
No reason not to get your daily exercise, why not tune in to Joe Wicks on YouTube to do an early morning workout. https://t.co/ebHUQBBlEF
— StPauls_PE (@StPaulsPhysEd) March 19, 2020
Schools and fans have responded with praise. To ensure you’re not late for class on Monday, head to Joe Wicks’ YouTube account here.