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Fitness Instructor In Spain Gives Aerobics Class From Rooftop

Fitness Instructor In Spain Gives Aerobics Class From Rooftop

A fitness instructor in Spain has managed to keep locals active despite the coronavirus quarantine, having continued conducting lessons... from a roof. Absolutely ingenious.

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In the video, you can see the instructor keeping spirits high as he leads residents of an apartment complex in Seville, southern Spain, through an aerobics workout.

Situated on a rooftop at the centre of several blocks of flats, the clip shows others joining in the workout and copying his moves from their own balconies, in turn getting their fitness fix at a time when the country is on lockdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

To an upbeat soundtrack, locals were guided through everything from crunches and squats through to star jumps, with many appearing to thoroughly enjoy the communal workout.

The footage was shared on Instagram by Spanish fitness group Sano Sevilla Los Bermejales, which said the man was an instructor called Gonzalo.

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The company's post said: "This is how @gonzalo_gbroto is passing the time with his neighbors.

"This is the spirit of Sano Sevilla Los Bermejales.

"Despite such adverse circumstances, we're going to get the best out of you."

Credit: Instagram/Sano Sevilla Los Bermejales
Credit: Instagram/Sano Sevilla Los Bermejales

The Spanish government declared a state of emergency on Saturday (14 March) and ordered the closure of all schools, restaurants, cinemas and non-essential shops. People were ordered not to leave their homes unless they were travelling to buy food or medicine, looking after elderly friends or relatives, or going to work, a health centre or the bank.

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At the time of writing, there are over 7,800 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Spain and 292 people have died after testing positive for the disease.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the video has been a huge hit online, where news hasn't always been quite so uplifting lately.

According to the Metro, after the clip went viral, Gonzalo said he'd been inspired to lead the workout as he was simply 'bored', but also saying that we 'cannot allow sport and our values' to fall by the wayside during quarantine.

He said: "It was something spontaneous and sporadic because I was bored...

"I think it's an opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle and sport and that we are all united."

Gonzalo added: "We will get through this."

Credit: Instagram/Sano Sevilla Los Bermejales
Credit: Instagram/Sano Sevilla Los Bermejales

The energetic trainer has been heaped with praise online, with one person commenting on Instagram: "This was my favorite video of the day.

"Whoever hired him was very wise and lucky to find such a kind man to work for them."

Another wrote: "People are amazing."

LADbible has contacted Sano Sevilla Los Bermejales for any updates - apart from anything else, I think we'd all like to be the first to know if Gonzalo ever releases a workout video series for the rest of us to follow at home.

It's okay to not panic. LADbible and UNILAD's aim with our campaign, Cutting Through, is to provide our community with facts and stories from the people who are either qualified to comment or have experienced first-hand the situation we're facing. For more information from the World Health Organisation on Coronavirus, click here.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Sano Sevilla Los Bermejales

Topics: World News, News, coronavirus, Spain

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]