Millions of children have lost their regular school routines as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. But not being able to attend physical education classes right now doesn’t mean they can’t stay active in quarantine.
When fitness instructor, Joe Wicks, also known as The Body Coach, started his YouTube channel years ago, he had no idea he’d become a source of hope and health to families around the world in a time of crisis.
After schools closed, Joe figured he could fill in the gap when it came to children’s P.E. classes. So, starting on March 23, he began live-streaming from his home in London, England, leading 30-minute workout sessions designed for kids.
So far, millions have tuned in to “P.E with Joe,” which streams every weekday at 9 a.m. GMT on YouTube. The fitness guru turned P.E. teacher has become a much-needed source of stability for kids from the U.S., U.K., and even New Zealand and Australia!
And kids aren’t the only ones sweating it out with Joe — entire families have joined in on the fun!
“(It’s) great for endorphins (and) they have been a massive success. It is also good for mental health in these tough times,” England dad Mark Crossley told CNN.
The whole family workout with joe wicks , 9 am every morning you tube , great start for the day ahead , endorphins, cmon you can do it ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/x2E5MG3iMI
— Mark Crossley (@bignorms) March 24, 2020
What’s more, Joe has promised to donate every cent he earns from the videos to the National Health Service. He’s already raised nearly $100,000 and isn’t stopping anytime soon.
Joe is a godsend, not only for lifting spirits, but for helping others during a global time of need. Thanks, Joe, for giving us all something to look forward to every weekday!
Check out one of Joe’s latest sessions in the video below, and share with other parents so they can join in with their kids!
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