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Almost one million viewers tune in for Joe Wicks’ online PE class

The Body Coach

Joe Wicks' inaugural online PE class attracted almost one million viewers on YouTube this morning. 

Wicks, well-known for his fitness regimes and healthy cooking tips as "The Body Coach", announced he would be streaming exercise sessions for children after schools were closed in the UK.

His first class appeared to be a rousing success - with huge numbers of people navigating to the channel to watch Wicks lead the way.

The Body Coach, who said he wants to become the "nation's PE teacher" during these difficult times, took viewers through a number of exercises, including jumping jacks, punching, and squats - emphasising the importance of hydration along the way.

He also took time to explain how each of the exercises benefited the body whilst thanking people for their contributions in the comments section.

The stream also saw several parents post pictures on social media as their kids joined in and got some much-needed exercise during isolation.

Wicks is planning to continue the 30-minute workouts on a daily basis - hosted at 9am on his YouTube channel.

You can also stay up-to-date with The Body Coach via Twitter.

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