If you’ve missed it, Joe Wicks’ PE lessons have become the defacto way for the UK, and increasingly the world, to get fit every day during lockdown.
You can head to the BodyCoachTV YouTube channel and watch today’s session for yourself – fingers crossed he won’t be late today.
Yesterday’s session didn’t feature any music – thankfully, as it does get in the way of the experience a little – but remember Joe Wicks is also donating all revenue from the series to the NHS in the UK, meaning every view you give is helping a good cause during this tough time of self-isolation.
And trust us, this workout is certainly not just for kids either – the TechRadar team has been partaking every day and our (initially) sore muscles (but now feeling much stronger) told that story.
If you’re working out in front of the TV or huddled around a smartphone, here are our quick picks of what we recommend to enhance the experience:
(If you’re in other parts of the world and don’t want to get up ridiculously early each day to watch live, we’ve got the recent uploads listed at the bottom of this article).
The sessions last for 30 mins, and include a warm up and cool down, and two repetitions of the circuits he walks (or sprints) you through.
Pay special attention to the warm up and cool down routines – those will help to keep you feeling limber and less stiff in the next few days.
Once ready, navigate to The Body Coach’s YouTube channel on your TV, phone or iPad (more on how to do that below).
You won’t see him on camera straight away – but try to memorise all the items on his shelves as there’s a daily spot the difference for the die-hard fans.
(If you want to watch it on catch up each day, at a time that suits you, then you can just follow the same instructions above, where the previous workouts will be posted to catch up on.)
Using your smart TV
The easiest way is if you’ve got a smart TV into your life – open up your smart hub and navigate to YouTube, where you can follow the searching instructions above to find The Body Coach TV, with a new video going live each day at 9AM GMT.
If you don’t see it straight away, then it should appear just before 9AM – and Wicks gives you a few minutes to get ready too.
Using Google Chromecast
Alternatively you can use streaming sticks – one of the simplest is Google’s Chromecast, which plugs into your HDMI socket and will stream content from your phone to the TV.
Fire up YouTube on your smartphone or tablet and look for the icon below in one of the corners:
The Chromecast isn’t too expensive either, and is a simple way to turn your TV smart – allowing you to stream a multitude of services (like Netflix and other streaming platforms) from your small phone screen to a larger display:
More advanced than a Chromecast, the Roku stick turns your TV into a smart hub easily too. When plugged in, hit the ‘source’ button on your remote and navigate to the HDMI port where your Roku stick is located (or, with some modern TVs, just pressing the ‘Home’ button on the Roku remote will achieve the same thing).
From there, open the YouTube app and navigate to the Body Coach TV at 9AM GMT… or fire it up on your smartphone or tablet and look for the ‘cast’ icon above, tap it and see if the Roku is listed (which it should be if all devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network).
From there you’ll see a list of all the videos, and at 9AM the new option should pop up – although you may need to refresh.
You can achieve the same thing if you don’t have the iPad app by heading to your Safari or Chrome browser and clicking the link to the The Body Coach’s YouTube channel – you can play the video directly from there, and hit the full-screen option in the bottom right-hand corner.
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