23 March 2020 16:35
What time are Joe Wicks' live PE lessons and how can you watch on YouTube? Joe Wicks has announced he will do live PE and workout lessons for kids every weekday at 9am until the schools open. Today (Monday 23rd April) is the first day that most children will be at home following the closure of schools last Friday afternoon. Many parents will now be faced with the challenge of home-schooling their kids, but Joe Wicks has come to the aid of those concerned about their childrens' physical education. Read more: Coronavirus: 4,500 retired doctors and nurses have signed up to return to the NHS The PT announced last week that he would be hosting live workout classes for kids every weekday at 9am, and he will continue doing these until the schools open again.
He said: "I will do this as long as the schools are closed,' he said, before later adding: 'We're going to return to normal and be reconnected again." Around 800,000 people tuned in to watch the first of these this morning - here's everything you need to know about the sessions. How can you watch PE with Joe? Joe livestreams the sessions every morning at 9am on his YouTube channel The Body Coach TV. Read more: How can you exercise while working from home? Do you have to do PE with Joe live?
It is streamed live every day, but will also be added to the YouTube channel - so you can watch it and take part at any time of day. Joe announced the sessions on Twitter last week, saying: "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." This Morning's Dr Ranj reveals top tips on how to talk to your children about coronavirus Joe Wicks YouTube workout: how to watch the kids PE lessons live, and what time they are on every day The Body Coach has got children up and down the country keeping fit in the comfort of their home Joe Wicks is helping house-bound kids stay fit with his interactive PE lessons (Youtube) The live workout was streamed by hundreds of thousands at its peak as schoolkids across the country experienced their first school day from home due to social distancing measures introduced by the government to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Feedback to the streamed classes have been hugely positive with parents who welcomed the distraction for their housebound kids. Wicks announced last week that he would be running the sessions five days a week, Monday to Friday, pledging to "get your kids moving, feeling energised, positive, optimistic". Here's how to get your kids involved with fun and interactive at home PE classes. Where can I stream the classes from? Joe Wicks will be streaming his live classes from his Youtube channel The Body Coach. The first live lesson has been uploaded by Wicks to his channel and can be viewed here. The fitness coach will upload each live stream to his youtube channel under the header P.E. With Joe. When do the live lessons take place? P.E. with Joe will be aired live from Monday to Friday at 9am Lessons will last approximately half-an-hour with Wicks saying "I will do this as long as the schools are closed." What do the classes consist of? The 30 minute lessons are streamed live from Joe Wicks' home. How can I keep my children fit at home? Beyond adopting Joe Wicks as a PE teacher you and your children can keep fit by following NHS' home workout. The health service offer a series of entry level ten-minute workouts for those wanting to remain fit at home. More advanced fitness fantatics can try their hand at the NHS' gym-free workouts, which include a chair workout, a seated yoga workout and a standing abs workout. There are also a number of Youtube channels offering fitness routines for kids. Debbie Doo offers simple movement exercises set to music for younger kids. Cosmic Kids Yoga offers a series of yoga workouts targeted at children which will help young ones to burn energy and relax. Move To Learn also possess a library of fitness workouts for energy-packed kids to enjoy. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus. What caused coronavirus? Therefore, covering your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing, and disposing of used tissues straight away is advised. Viruses like coronavirus cannot live outside the body for very long. The NHS states that the symptoms are: a dry cough, high temperature and shortness of breath - but these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. It's important to remember that some people may become infected but won't develop any symptoms or feel unwell. The NHS also advises to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze; put used tissues in the bin immediately and try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell. Also avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth unless your hands are clean. As of Monday 16 March the government advised that everyone should be observing social distancing - avoiding unnecessary travel and working from home where possible. Anyone with a cough or cold symptoms now needs to self-isolate with their entire household for 14 days. Schools closed from Friday 20 March for the foreseeable future, and exams have been cancelled. The over 70s or anyone who is vulnerable or living with an underlying illness are being asked to be extra careful and stay at home to self-isolate. People with serious underlying health conditions will be contacted and strongly advised to undertake "shielding" for 12 weeks. -events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response The advice now is to avoid public places and any non-essential travel. Travel abroad is also being advised against for the next 30 days at least, and many European countries have closed their borders. Don't go to your GP but instead call NHS 111 or look online at the coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and what to do next. -19 NHS 111 should be used if you feel unwell with coronavirus symptoms, have been in a country with a high risk of coronavirus in the last 14 days or if you have been in close contact with someone with the virus. FITNESS favourite Joe Wicks' attempt to keep the nation's children fit during the coronavirus crisis got off to flying start on Monday morning with his first workout racking up hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube. At one point, The Body Coach's first PE With Joe session was getting around 800,000 streams. Parents, grateful for some help to get their offspring burning off some energy on what was for many the first day of school closures, posted pictures and comments on social media of children taking part. It was announced last week that he would be running the sessions five days a week, Monday to Friday, pledging to "get your kids moving, feeling energised, positive, optimistic". At the start of Monday's almost 40-minute session, Wicks said: "I'm going to be your PE teacher for the nation", before adding that, while he thought it was just going to be for the UK, "it's turned out to be so much bigger". He could be heard saying that there were 614,000 viewers at the start of the class. He's not the only coach offering to help keep the UK fit. Nineties favourite Mr Motivator was due to host a live workout on Monday lunchtime on the Truck Festival's Facebook page. How you can get involved with the next PE lesson To join in next time, all you have to do is visit The Body Coach TV on YouTube from 9am. Make sure your kids are in clothes that are easy to move in and you've moved all furniture from in front of the TV so you've got plenty of space to move around. Check this afternoon if you've got the YouTube app on your TV or at the very least you can find it on your phone and prop it up in the corner of your room to follow the work out. If you got involved this morning, we would love to see your pictures.