Joe Wicks: Why is The Body Coach’s wife Rosie taking over his PE lessons?

Workouts will still take place every week day at 9am 

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Monday 04 May 2020 09:01
Joe Wicks praises NHS staff after being admitted to hospital for surgery on injured hand

Joe Wicks has been forced to step back from the live PE lessons he has been hosting on YouTube while he recovers from surgery.

On Sunday, the fitness entrepreneur reassured his fans that the classes will still be going ahead but that he would be bringing in a “supply teacher” to help.

Wicks’ wife, Rosie, will be taking over the 30-minute sessions, which are aimed at everyone from toddlers to secondary school pupils.

But, why has The Body Coach had to step down and when will he return?

Here is everything you need to know about why Rosie is taking over the popular PE lessons.

Who is Joe Wicks' wife?

The fitness guru's wife is called Rosie Jones and previously worked as a model.

The couple first started dating in 2016 and married in June last year. They also share two children together, Indie and Marley.

Why is Rosie taking over the sessions?

On Saturday, Wicks revealed that he had to undergo surgery to remove wires in his hand, which were put there earlier this year when he first had an operation on his injured wrist after falling off a bike.

Joe Wicks had to have surgery on his hand after experiencing an infection (Instagram: @thebodycoach)

The 33-year-old first announced he had been. admitted to hospital on Friday 1 May after telling his Instagram followers his hand was “throbbing” with pain.

Following the successful surgery, Wicks shared a lengthy post on Instagram in which he praised Rosie for her continued support and explained that she would be taking over the sessions so he can fully recover.

Will Joe still feature in the live lessons?

Yes. In the caption for the post that he shared on Instagram, Wicks said that he will still be leading the PE classes but that Rosie will help to “demonstrate the moves” so he can rest his hand.

During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, Rosie said: "I want to make it clear that I am not taking his place. I am just demonstrating the exercises. He is still going to be taking the class. I am just doing whatever he tells me to do.

"I had a baby like four months ago so I have had a bit of a break (from exercise), but now I have got back into it. I will either do Joe's videos or sometimes we will work out together."

Are the classes still happening at the same time?

The live workouts will still take place every week day at 9am GMT.

The classes will remain on The Body Coach YouTube channel and last for 30 minutes, which includes a warm-up and a cool down.

What happened to his hand?

In March, Wicks revealed that he fractured a bone in his hand after falling off a bike.

During an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show, Wicks appeared with a cast on his arm, prompting Marr to ask whether he had injured himself during the workouts.

“For those thinking, ‘What’s he done to his arm?’, it wasn’t during a workout,” Wicks clarified.

“I fell off my bike last week and fractured a little bone in my hand.”

How much have the lessons raised for the NHS so far?

At the start of the initiative, the fitness guru pledged to donate all of the revenue generated by the classes to NHS Charities Together.

So far, the videos have helped to raise £200,000. “Thank you so much for taking part and helping raise all this money for a cause which I feel we can all be proud of,” he previously told fans.

Find out how to join Wicks’ PE classes here.

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