Joe Wicks awarded with Guinness World Record for online PE lessons on YouTube

Joe has been keeping the nation fit!

Author: Alex RossPublished 7 hours ago
Last updated 7 hours ago

Fitness fanatic Joe Wicks took it upon himself to become the nation’s PE teacher when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that UK schools would be shutting to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, but he’s certainly achieved more than he ever imagined.

As well as keeping us all fit by giving daily workouts on his YouTube channel, Joe revealed he would be donating 100% of the profits to the NHS, and now he’s broken a Guinness World Record!

The 33-year-old’s live workout on Tuesday 24th March smashed viewing records for a live workout on YouTube, with a massive 955,158 tuning in around the world.

Taking to his Instagram account to announce the news and thank fans, Joe said, “I had no idea that when I went live on my YouTube workout on March 24, that we were actually setting a world record.

“So thank you to everyone that tuned in – I’m so proud that this is our record, and we can remember that day as the moment we got the most viewers for a live work out.”

Joe also told fans, ‘Woooo we got a new @guinnessworldrecords for #pewithjoe 😝🌏🏆🎉 I still can’t believe how many people are tuning in each day from around the world. Today we had families in Fiji, Russia, Madagascar, India, Oman, Zimbabwe, Peru, Finland, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea. How amazing is that? Thank you to @youtube for letting me reach so far and wide and thanks to everyone taking part. This is OUR world record 🌏❤️🙏🏼’. (sic)

And this isn’t the only reward Joe has received in the last week! Just yesterday, the dad-of-two, who is currently recovering from a broken wrist, announced he now has over 2 million subscribers to his YouTube page, earning him a ‘golden play button’ from the video sharing service.

He wrote, ‘Look what just arrived 😬🎉 My gold play button. Thank you to everyone who subscribes to The Body Coach TV and to those who don’t subscribe but still view my workouts 💪🏽😀 3 weeks ago I had only 800k subscribers and today I have 2.2million which is just mind blowing 🤯 I’ve worked so hard on this since I shared my first workout video in 2011. I want to say a big thank you to @nikkiwicks and @dom_seymour my brother and best mate who have been there with me every step of the way and helped me shoot, edit and share every single workout 🌍❤️ This is our community’s award. Let’s keep growing. Next stop 10 million subscribers and the diamond 💎 play button 🔮 Thank you @youtube for this amazing gift 🙌🏽😀’. (sic)

Check out which other celebs are offering free fitness services during lockdown:

Chris Hemsworth’s free fitness trial

Thor actor Chris Hemsworth has offered a free six-week trial for his health and fitness programme Centr.

Speaking to fans on social media, Chris said, ‘Centr was founded to make health and happiness accessible to all, and I hope that this will make that access even easier during the current global health crisis.

‘I think now more than ever is when we need to focus on what I believe to be the 3 key pillars to living healthier and happier- movement, nutrition, and mental fitness.’

Lucy Mecklenburgh’s free home workouts

She’s just given birth to baby Roman so can’t physically join in, but Lucy Mecklenburgh’s fitness brand RWL are streaming a free home workout every day, for at least the next two weeks.

The workouts are taking place on the brand’s Instagram page, with various timings each day. Follow RWL right here.

Davina McCall’s Own Your Goals

Davina McCall is offering a 30-day free membership to her fitness and wellbeing platform – Own Your Goals.

Within the membership, fans will be given access to online fitness classes and nutritional recipes, as well a workout planner, a meal planner and guides on wellbeing.

Gabby Allen’s home workouts

Former Love Island star and fitness coach Gabby Allen is keeping busy by posting daily home workout videos of herself, using things around the house.

So far, Gabby has made use of her suitcases and some fluffy socks to accompany her workouts, and she’s encouraging everybody to get involved over on her Instagram page.

Dancing with Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg

If circuits aren’t your thing, why not keep fit in the form of dancing with Strictly Come Dancing couple Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg.

Dianne is hosting daily dance tutorials on her Instagram Page, teaching fans the basic moves of dances like the Cha Cha Cha and the Charleston.

Themed dance tutorials with Oti Mabuse

Dianne’s Strictly co-star Oti Mabuse is also giving free dance lessons daily. Oti is joined by her dancer husband Marius Iepure, with the pair doing ‘themed’ lessons, including things like Shrek and Trolls.

Oti’s lessons all take place on her YouTube channel, so make sure you subscribe to her page.

Joe’s classes continue to run every Monday-Friday at 9am on his YouTube channel.

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