Adults Realise How Unfit They Are After 800k Tune In To Joe Wicks' Live PE Session
The daily PE lessons are taking place Monday-Friday at 9am via Wicks' YouTube channel, The Body CoachTV, and last half an hour.
When he announced the news on Twitter, Wicks said the sessions were aimed for 'little kids right up to secondary school'.
"It's a workout designed specifically for kids because when the schools are closed there is no PE," he said.
"Don't worry, I've got you. I'm going to take this over.
"I'm going to get your kids moving, feeling energised, positive, optimistic."
But the first live session this morning (which was getting nearly 800,000 streams, by the way) proved it wasn't just youngsters interested in staying healthy and active with Wicks, as many grown-ups tuned in too - and soon realised they aren't quite as fit as they'd imagined.
One person tweeted: "Just done the Joe Wicks PE class! Safe to say I am seriously unfit I feel f***ed haha."
Another said: "Did the Joe Wicks workout with my little sister and it's safe to say I've never felt more unfit in my life #PEwithJoe."
Me and my husband just did the morning @youtube live of @thebodycoach's PE session.
It was HARD but I can feel the endorphins bubbling around my body!
Thanks Joe, we'll be back tomorrow!!#SocialDistancing #PEwithJoe pic.twitter.com/EdrKwzC09z
- Jemima Willcox Photography (@JemimaWillcox) March 23, 2020
But that's not to say they didn't enjoy it - or that they weren't motivated to keep going, with many taking it as the impetus to work on their fitness.
Someone else tweeted: "Just did the #joewicks 30 min workout. Kids laughing at how unfit I am. Going to do it everyday and when football starts again join a team. Feel knackered but happier."
Someone else said: "Thanks Joe Wicks for confirming how unfit I am. Here's to tomorrow."
Even if the session did open up some hard truths for some adults, it was clearly a huge hit with people at home.
Thank you to everyone that just took part :grinning: Incredible to think that millions of us where all exercising together all around the world :pray: #PEwithJoe
- The Body Coach (@thebodycoach) March 23, 2020
Same time tomorrow, folks?
You can join Joe Wicks every day between Monday and Friday at 9am, at The Body CoachTV on YouTube.
Featured Image Credit: Joe Wicks/YouTube