How to watch Joe Wicks’ hugely popular PE workout online

Olivia Petter
Joe Wicks keeps the nation fit during lockdown: The Body Coach/Getty

This week, millions of children have spent their mornings joining Joe Wicks for a free live PE lesson following the closure of schools in the UK amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, the 33-year-old fitness instructor held his first virtual PE class on YouTube to ensure children are still keeping fit from home.

Children from across the world joined the 30-minute session, which was aimed at everyone from toddlers to secondary school pupils.

Due to its popularity, Wicks, also known as The Body Coach, has been hosting the sessions every day since.

While the lessons are aimed at children, many adults have been taking part too and sharing their involvement on social media.

Here’s how you can get involved in the popular PE lessons.

What time does Joe Wicks’ PE lesson start?

The live workout takes place every week day at 9am GMT.

The class lasts for 30 minutes, which includes a warm-up and a cool down.

If you’re on the east coast in the US, the lesson begins at 5am local time.

There are no PE lessons at the weekend.

How can I watch Joe Wicks’ PE lesson?

All you have to do is head to The Body Coach YouTube channel here.

We’d advise getting there five minutes early to ensure you’re ready and raring to go for the 9am start time.

What happens in a Joe Wicks PE lesson?

Wicks uses a high-intensity method to conduct his workouts.

This involves doing one exercise for 30 seconds, resting for 30 seconds, and then repeating this several times for 30 minutes with different exercises.

Wicks provides easy and difficult versions of most exercises so that people of varying levels of fitness can take part.

What do I need in order to take part in Joe Wicks’ PE lesson?

All you need to take part is clothing you feel comfortable exercising in, including trainers.

You may also want to get a bottle of water and a towel ready for when you need.

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