CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 125 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 25.7.2020 BLOG 27th July 2020

CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 125 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Saturday 25th July 2020

Gyms and swimming pools and leisure Centres are allowed to open up today for the first time.

Joe, Joseph Trevor Wicks (also known as The Body Coach) (born 21 September 1985), is a British fitness coach, TV presenter and author.

He worked as a teaching assistant after completing his sports science degree. After realising it was not his ideal job, he became a personal trainer for the next five years. Wicks received a major boost at the beginning of his business as he received almost £95k from his generous uncle Eddie, which reportedly he paid back within 3 years.

His fitness method uses short intense High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT or, colloquially, ‘HIT’) workouts. Starting off by posting 15-second recipe videos on social media, Wicks grew his brand to become one of the most followed fitness accounts on Instagram and YouTube. His first published cookbook Lean in 15: 15-minute meals was a best-seller in 2015, having sold over 900,000 copies. He has created a “90 Day Plan” with workouts and meals with tailored portions to the individual.

During the coronavirus pandemic lockdown in 2020, he began “PE With Joe” on YouTube to try to help children stay active; this livestream had a wide impact and was viewed by over a million users worldwide. The first stream occurred on 23 March and ended almost four months later: on 22 July. He is a Channel 4 television presenter with his own show The Body Coach.

Wicks was awarded a Guinness World Record for “most viewers for a fitness workout live stream on YouTube”, after achieving over 950,000 viewers on Tuesday 24 March 2020 for his second live stream. The award was presented to him virtually due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

He has achieved what I have attempted to do and failed through life. No, not make a Keep Fit Video.

My ambition has always been to make just enough money to keep my family comfortable doing what I love most, writing, and earning a comfortable living from it.

Sadly no matter how hard I tried it has not happened. So, well done Joe, against all odds.

He has a well-deserved holiday now but on the BBC i-player there is a Joe Wicks playlist of tunes. This is the list. There are some brilliant tracks.

Joe Wicks set to make £10million from lockdown, including £10k per Instagram post and £7,500 per YouTube video

  1. George Ezra Shotgun
  2. Arctic Monkeys                 Fluorescent Adolescent
  3. Jack Garratt Better
  4. Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Young, Wild & Free (feat. Bruno Mars)
  5. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Home
  6. Beyoncé Love On Top
  7. Dwayne Johnson You’re Welcome
  8. Whitney Houston How Will I Know
  9. John Mayer Waiting On The World To Change
  10. Bob Marley Three Little Birds
  11. Bob Marley & The Wailers Could You Be Loved
  12. Lin‐Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Anthony Ramos, Leslie Odom, Jr. & Okieriete Onaodowa  My Shot
  13. Lighthouse Family High
  14. Bruce Springsteen Dancing In The Dark
  15. Matthew Wilder Break My Stride
  16. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  17. Hugh Jackman & The Greatest Showman Ensemble – From Now On

Check it out in sound:                           JOE WICKS PODCAST

CHECK OUT THIS PLAYLIST LINK      Joe Wicks – Desert Island Discs

And today I worked hard on the Church Mail Shot all day7.00am until 9.00pm. Hard work too.





“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.


Happiness is…a Joe Wicks workout


The inventor of autocorrect in a mobile phone has died. Rest in Peas.


Love is…finding him/her irresistible

5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus

We are grateful  Lockdown gives us  a time…

  1. A time to do a Joe Wicks workout…A time to have a break from a Joe Wicks workout
  2. A time for a gym to close due to the pandemic. A time for the gym to reopen due to ease down of restrictions due to the pandemic
  3. A time for Three Little Birds by Bob Marley…A time for Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  4. A time for Shotgun by George Ezra …A time for Love on Top by Beyoncé
  5. A time to work like I’ve never worked before on the Church Mail Shot…A time for a relaxing break


DAY 112        16 Times – 144 Feet              Cumulative Total 16,695 Feet





Country                 Confirmed cases  Deaths

1              US                          4,234,140              146,935

2              Brazil                    2,419,091              87,004

3              UK                         301,020                 45,837

4              Mexico                 390,516                 43,680

5              Italy                      246,118                 35,107

6              India                     1,435,616              32,771

7              France                   206,478                 30,084

8              Spain                     272,421                 28,432

9              Peru                       375,961                 17,843

10           Iran                       291,172                 15,700


UK deaths yesterday          14 (Remember always lower at weekends due to how reporting is done.)


Global cases         Updated 27 Jul at 11:29 local

Confirmed            16,262,481           +206,572

Deaths                   648,913                 +4,357

Recovered             9,407,423              +139,822





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