Joe Wicks back with daily PE with Joe classes for third national lockdown

Luke O'Reilly
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<p>Joe Wicks pictured with his wife Rosie and two children</p> (Joe Wicks)

Joe Wicks pictured with his wife Rosie and two children

(Joe Wicks)

Joe Wicks is bringing back his PE with Joe exercises classes today, a week after the UK entered its third national lockdown.

The Body Coach, 34, will relaunch the live fitness sessions aimed at children on his YouTube channel in a bid to help little ones stay active while the UK is in lockdown and schools are closed.

Wicks shot to fame during the first national lockdown thanks to his daily online PE lessons, keeping children – and their parents – active while the nation stayed at home.

Wicks announced the return last week, saying on Instagram that he had "some great news" for his followers.

Watch: Joe Wicks reveals PE With Joe is making a comeback!

"I've got some great news" he said.

"I've decided I need to come back and be there for children during this time, through this lockdown when schools are closed to keep their exercise up, to keep their activities there, their energy, their mood, their mental health.

“I'm going to be doing PE with Joe live, three days a week Monday, Wednesday, Friday starting next week on the 11th.”

The sessions will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9am.

The personal trainer raised £580,000 for the NHS through his sessions and was subsequently made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Wicks later raised more than £2 million for BBC Children in Need by leading a 24-hour fitness class.

He also claimed a Guinness World Record after one of his online fitness classes was watched by nearly a million people.

The fitness coach trained to be a PE teacher at St Mary’s University and planned to move into the profession before he found fame on YouTube.

Since then, he has visited thousands of schools around the UK, putting children in playgrounds and sports halls through their paces with his enthusiasm for physical education.

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