FITNESS guru Joe Wicks has been left deeply moved after a suicidal woman messaged him to say his PE lessons have saved her life.
Joe, who goes by The Body Coach, shared a screenshot of the emotional post the woman shared after doing his daily workout videos on YouTube.
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During lockdown, Joe, 33, has been sharing free exercises for the nation, and millions have been tuning in and enjoying the 30-minute sessions.
The woman wrote in response to taking part during self-isolation: “I want to express my extreme gratitude to you.
“6 months ago, my partner left me for someone else and I was consumed with depression and anxiety.
“My confidence was at an all time low and regrettably I contemplated suicide, fortunately I am a single mother to a beautiful little girl who I could never leave a hung in for her.
“I had just started to feel slightly better when we were hit by the pandemic, all of a sudden I couldn’t work anymore and my daughter was with me 24/7.
“I honestly wasn’t sure if I could survive through this and was gripped with an intense fear I would do something awful.”
She explained how a friend had told her about the Joe Wicks PE lessons online and she started to do them with her daughter each day.
She added that they had “giggled so much” and she has since lost a stone since doing them every day.
The woman continued: “I am happier than I’ve ever been and can honestly say I no longer feel depressed, I wake up excited to do your workouts.
“We are a very low income household and I cannot express how grateful I am to have access to free exercise.
“Thank you so much for shining your light with the world and thank you for changing our lives.”
After receiving the message, Joe said he was deeply moved.
He wrote: “Last night at about 10.30pm I got sent this message when I was about to go to bed.
“To be honest I felt completely caught off guard. I’ve never had a message like this before so was really emotional reading it.
“I went from feeling sad and upset to having the biggest smile on my face and a warm, positive, happy and optimistic feeling in my heart.
“I asked for her permission to share it as I really think it’s a super powerful and inspiring example of how daily exercise can transform your mindset and mental health.”
He added: “There are people all around the world struggling right now. You can and will get through this.
“You will see a brighter day everyday you exercise. Let today be a brighter day.
“Give your self a chance to feel some energy and happiness. It’s waiting for you at the end of a workout. Good luck. Sending you lots of love.”
JOE WICKS' PE LESSONS FOR THE NATION
The lessons called "PE with Joe" are streamed live on Wicks' You Tube channel at 9am.
'The Body Coach TV' channel has 1.2million subscribers and Monday's first episode had over a million views.
There's no need for any equipment with Wicks' lessons designed to be done in living rooms using only bodyweight.
Wicks' sessions will provide relief for parents who are indoors with children all day while they're off school.
This follows Joe breaking down in tears after receiving an emotional and inspiring message about a poorly 10-year-old boy who had learned to walk after following his live streaming daily PE classes.
Joe has revealed he's raised nearly £100k for the NHS with his daily PE lessons.
The fitness guru is donating “every single penny” of the advertising revenue generated from the workouts to the NHS.
The Body Coach Joe Wicks’ rise from broke personal trainer handing out flyers to £14M star with a glamour model wife.
Here's how you can watch Joe's videos during the lockdown.
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