Joe Wicks ends lockdown PE sessions – after raising £580,000 for NHS

Fitness guru Joe Wicks was emotional as he ended the PE sessions which began in lockdown and pledged to return later in the year.

The Body Coach, 33, has raised £580,000 for the NHS through his online workouts.

After completing his final session in his living room, decked out with balloons and bunting, Wicks said he will “be back.”

His wife Rosie Jones and their children Indie and Marley joined the last session, watched by more than 100,000 people on YouTube.



“It’s a sad day but I’m so proud,” Wicks said. “We’re fitter and stronger. We’re healthier and happier.”

After letting off party poppers, he said: “That’s the end of PE With Joe.

“Thank you so much for taking part. Thank you to everyone from the teaching assistants, parents, the fans, everyone that’s taken part. I’ve loved it so much and I’m going to miss you all.”

Wicks said he would “have a little break” but “will be doing more live work” later.

He added: “I don’t know what to say, I’m really emotional.”

After jumping off his mantelpiece, he ended by urging supporters to continue exercising.

“You feel quite low, your energy is not great. You come through the workout… you feel energised, happy, you’re positive, it makes you feel fit and strong and confident,” he said.



Joe Wicks ends lockdown PE sessions - after raising £580,000 for NHS

“Just because live workouts aren’t on, keep going. Every single workout we’ve ever done is on the channel. Go back and relive it.

“Keep training together as a family, you are each other’s role models. It’s all about mental health and you’re going to be living a healthier, happier life if you exercise together. So please keep it up.

“From me and the Wicks family, bye everybody.”

The workouts started 18 weeks ago for children stuck at home.

Wicks wrote on Instagram: “Never did I imagine families all over the world would come together to take part. 80 million views is hard to comprehend but this truly is my proudest achievement.”

Jones said she was “looking forward to having my husband back in the mornings”.

But when Wicks said Jones was crying with emotion because of the final session, she said: “That’s sweat!”

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