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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.”