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Coronavirus: Body Coach Joe Wicks to run live PE lessons for children to keep them fit during school closures

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One of the country's most popular fitness gurus is going to run live online PE classes for kids from Monday who have been sent home from school because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Joe Wicks - also known as The Body Coach - has announced that from next week he will be starting each weekday with fun fitness for children who are now away from their classrooms.

Promising to try and be 'the nation's PE teacher' he said he would try and appeal to every child from infant to secondary school.

Joe Wicks (32202548)
Joe Wicks (32202548)

Making the 'exciting announcement' on Twitter and following it up with more information on his Instagram platform, the father-of-two said he would lead the classes to help ensure that children could continue to get regular exercise during the school closures.

He explained: "Hello everybody, I’m Joe Wicks The Body Coach and I’ve got an exciting announcement to make. Starting Monday, every single day from Monday to Friday I’m going to do a live workout called PE with Joe on my Youtube Channel, TheBodyCoachTV.

"It’s a workout specifically designed for kids because when the schools are closed there is no PE. Don’t worry, I’ve got you – I’m going to take this over. I’m going to get your kids moving, feeling energised, positive, optimistic. So tune in Monday morning 9am and every day Monday to Friday."

Joe Wicks (32202550)
Joe Wicks (32202550)

The 30 minute workouts designed to be done indoors will be live streamed from Joe Wicks' YouTube channel.