COVID-19: ‘Nation’s PE teacher’ Joe Wicks on his year of online workouts

Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: ‘Nation’s PE teacher’ Joe Wicks on his year of online workouts” – below is their description.

Fitness coach Joe Wicks started online workouts when the UK first went into lockdown a year ago – and fast became one of the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As well as keeping the nation fit and entertained, PE With Joe raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities, including the NHS.

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    Joe Wicks live streamed daily PE With Joe sessions via YouTube during the 2020 Covid-19 shutdown, amassing a huge global following. The series returned in January 2021, after UK Government announced another, similar, lockdown in Britain.

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