Joe Wicks is running PE classes for kids during school shut down

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Health and fitness guru Joe Wicks, best-known as "The Body Coach", is running live PE lessons online for children.

The government announced the mass closure of schools from Friday 20 March in an attempt to protect people from COVID-19.

But Wicks, who has more than three million followers on both Instagram and Facebook, is stepping in to deliver exercise classes during the pandemic.

The Body Coach made his announcement via social media on Thursday, vowing to become "the nation's PE teacher".

The Body Coach said: "I'm going to do a live workout called "PE With Joe" on my YouTube channel The Body CoachTV.

"It's a workout designed specifically for kids because when the schools are closed there is no PE. Don't worry, I've got you.

"I'm going to gets your kids moving, feeling energised, feeling optimistic.

"We're going to be doing loads of basic exercise.

"You don't need a lot of room. I'm going to take care of it. This is happening. I am going to be the nation's PE teacher."

The 30-minute workouts will be live-streamed on YouTube, starting at 9am on Monday 23 March.

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If you're keen for the kids to get some much-needed exercise during quarantine, this is could prove to be a good solution.

Head over to Joe Wicks' YouTube channel to learn more.

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