Joe Wicks Is the Online PE Teacher Kids Need While Schools Are Closed

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Since schools are closed while the world attempts to flatten the COVID-19 curve, many kids have resorted to watching loads of TV, playing video games all day, and laying around the house driving their parents crazy.

Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach is a YouTube fitness instructor in the UK, and he's offering daily PE classes on his YouTube channel to help kids get off the couch and move their bodies while they're stuck at home.


Wicks livestreams 30 minute classes from his home in London every weekday morning at 9:00 a.m. GMT. That's the middle of the night for the U.S., but his classes are recorded and can be viewed on his channel anytime.

His videos have garnered millions of views from kids and parents all over the world. Some schools have even assigned his workouts as homework.


The workouts are a great way to start the day and to get the whole family moving. Plus, they're free and don't require any props—it's all body weight.