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Anyone else doing PE with Joe Wicks?

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I thought I saw a few people say they were going to try PE with Joe Wicks on his Youtube channel in the mornings. I started last Wednesday and was a bit skeptical, but I really love it. A 20 min workout in the morning is helping to give me so much energy! I have been really sluggish since not being able to leave the house, but I really like the community feel of his videos and knowing that 500,000+ people are doing the same exercise as I am in the same moment.

Are there any other fans out there? Will you be taking part in his fancy dress Fridays? :)

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DavidHU

I'm doing the Joe Wicks sessions too ! Just enough to get the day going in the right way - without being too exhausting !

Sadly he's a bit full-on for me SadieHU, but this looks terrific for anyone who's relatively fit. Does anyone have any suggestions for a video with some gentle exercise for unfit oldies living in apartments with paper-thin floors? Tai Chi fits that profile really well, but I am a complete beginner and progress is slow. I need something else too!

But back to Joe Wicks. I did watch his workout for today after you flagged it up, and he's got a really nice vibe going. 😊

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linda9389 in reply to

Have you tried Yoga with Adriene? Lots and lots of free videos on her YouTube channel. Some for beginners. Some series of a session a day for 30 days, and a monthly calendar of suggested sessions if you (like me) prefer to be told what to do!

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Nice suggestion linda9389. I used to practice long ago, and old age health issues have made some positions out of the question, but I certainly will take a look, as it's often possible to do some, and any little helps at the moment! Thank you!

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linda9389 in reply to

Adriene is very forgiving, relaxed and flexible about what you can and cannot do. Her byline is 'find what feels good' - what's not to like about that?

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AdeelaHUHealthUnlocked in reply to linda9389

I have been doing Adriene's morning yoga since the lockdown. I agree that she is very forgiving. I have very stiff hips which can be an issue with yoga, so sometimes I sit with legs straight rather than cross legged and adapt where I need to. It's worth trawling through her classes as she has more gentle sessions, including for seniors. Here's a link that you might find interesting:

youtube.com/watch?v=kFhG-Zz...

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linda9389

I gave it a go yesterday Sadie. Enjoyed it but with shiny hardwood floors throughout our downstairs, I found myself slipping all over the place in the various lunges. It was a good laugh though and eye candy of that calibre is always a bonus 😉

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SadieHU

I could not agree more, Linda! What a great way to start the day by looking at him ;)

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AdeelaHUHealthUnlocked

Hi Sadie, I've yet to try it but it's on my list! He's worth watching for his enthusiasm alone. You may find this interesting as the Guardian did a recent piece on him:

theguardian.com/lifeandstyl...

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