The Body Coach Joe Wicks and gymnasts bring PE to all – The Yorkshire Post says

Children take part in PE lessons devised by The Body Coach Joe Wicks.Children take part in PE lessons devised by The Body Coach Joe Wicks.
Children take part in PE lessons devised by The Body Coach Joe Wicks.
THE Body Coach’s Joe Wicks is certainly helping the nation to spring into life in spite of the coronavirus clampdown.
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People of all ages, from the very young to the more mature, have been embracing his live PE lessons on YouTube to help stay in shape (and relieve the tedium).

A self-made man, his exercises – and the love of life that he brings to his role as the nation’s keep fit guru – very much replicates the example that has already been set, for some time, by Nile Wilson, the Olympic medal-winning gymnast from Leeds, and his team-mate Max Whitlock.

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Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson after winning a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson after winning a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.
Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson after winning a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics. | PA Wire

Outstanding role models, their own online exercise sessions had already attracted a large following before the aforementioned Wicks took home fitness
to a new level and showed how individuals can still take their health and wellbeing seriously despite being confined to their own home

This is highlighted by the fitness, yoga and pilates classes for pregnant women, new mums, families and the over-70s that groups across Yorkshire are running online. For while social distancing is paramount, social connections are still just as important at this time of crisis.

And, as the country comes to terms with the Covid-19 pandemic, there are reasons to believe that Britain might – in time – emerge as a more responsible society. People don’t need a gym membership to stay fit – they can improvise in their own home and garden. The priceless gift of walking – at least two metres apart – is now appreciated. And supermarket queues might make some think twice in the future about food waste and grade. Perhaps there’s hope yet...