Fitness Trainer Joyfully Leads His Neighbors in a Group Workout During Coronavirus Lockdown


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As cities and entire countries go on lockdown in an attempt to “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, gyms are off limits.  This is a blow for those whose routine it is to hit the treadmill or lift weights, so people are finding that they need to get creative when it comes to keeping up their fitness. A personal trainer in Spain named Gonzalo has created a unique way to get his neighbors moving—at a safe distance, of course.

In a recent video posted on Instagram, Gonzalo stands on a rooftop and leads the residents in his Seville, Spain apartment complex in a variety of exercises. Each attendee works out in their own apartment (many on their balconies) as Gonzalo leads them through jumping jacks, squats, and reverse lunges. The footage shows people following along and, most importantly, smiling through this difficult period of time.

“This is how @gonzalo_gbroto is passing the time with his neighbors,” wrote Sano Sevilla Los Bermejales, the gym where Gonzalo is an instructor. “This is the spirit of Sano Sevilla Los Bermejales. Despite such adverse circumstances, we’re going to get the best out of you.”

h/t: [TODAY]

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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