Keeping fit in quarantine! Aerobics instructor holds a class on a roof and neighbours play tennis out of their windows as people in coronavirus isolation find ways to beat the boredom
- Residents on lockdown in Europe took part in extraordinary workouts amid virus
- Entire apartment block took part in mass workout led by one fitness instructor
- In Italy, two men leaned out of their apartment windows to play tennis
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Residents on lockdown in Spain and Italy were determined to get in their daily dose of exercise despite being confined to their flats.
Locals in a block of apartments in Seville, southern Spain, took to their balconies for an extraordinary mass workout.
They followed fitness instructor Gonzalo who stood on a roof in a courtyard as workout music blared out around them, performing exercises including squats, jumping jacks and reverse lunges.
Locals in a block of apartments in Seville, southern Spain, took to their balconies for an extraordinary mass workout led by fitness instructor Gonzalo
Locals confined to their apartments performed exercises including squats, jumping jacks and reverse lunges
Five floors up, the men leaned out of their windows and knocked a tennis ball back and forth
The uplifting video was filmed on Saturday, the day the Spanish government announced the entire country would go into lockdown in drastic measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
It was shared online by local fitness group Sano Sevilla Los Bermejales, who wrote: ‘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.’
Following the popularity of the video, instructor Gonzalo said: ‘It was something spontaneous and sporadic because I was bored.’
The uplifting video was filmed on Saturday, the day the Spanish government announced the entire country would go into lockdown in drastic measures to prevent the spread of the virus
He stressed it was important to maintain a good level of fitness despite the current situation.
‘I think it’s an opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle and sport and that we are all united. We will get through this,’ he said.
In Italy, which is also on lockdown, two men tried to beat the boredom of confinement with tennis as they batted a ball between them while several floors high in hilarious footage.
Several metres above the ground, the men leaned out of their apartment windows and knocked the tennis ball back and forth.
The pair managed to keep the rally going for several seconds before one of them missed a shot and the ball fell to the ground below.
Spain has been placed under a nationwide lockdown as the Prime Minister bans people from leaving homes except for work or to buy groceries as part of desperate measures to tackle the outbreak of deadly coronavirus.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the restrictions on movement on Saturday following a huge spike in the number of cases, becoming the second European country to take such measures after Italy was quarantined last week.
As of Monday, Spain has 7,753 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 288 deaths. Italy, the worst-hit nation after China, has 24,747 cases and 1,809 deaths.