Coronavirus has made a lot of people adapt their exercise routines. With gyms closed, many of us are doing classes from home or finding new ways to stay active in these strange times.
But some people are taking the gym closures much harder than others...
Florida protesters gathered to demand that the state reopen health clubs.
Weirdly, though, their chosen method was to gather to work out on the steps of a local courthouse, proving that you don’t need gyms to exercise?
That’s some strange logic.
The group of about 30 fitness fanatics gathered in front of the Pinellas County courthouse in Clearwater to protest against a statewide order that closed gyms statewide last month because of Covid-19, according to local news site WFLA-TV.
A video of the bizarre protest captures people doing push-ups in unison while others wave placards and American flags.
GYM PROTEST: A group of protesters has gathered outside the courthouse in Clearwater, calling for gyms to reopen in… https://t.co/6YjAIJns5c— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA NEWS) 1589210446
WATCH: Protesters calling for gyms to reopen in Florida are doing squats and push-ups outside the Clearwater courth… https://t.co/jn75Idp0CJ— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA NEWS) 1589210759
On social media people didn't think the protest made any sense...
@WFLA IF YOU CAN DO SQUATS AND PUSH UPS ON THE SIDEWALK, YOU CAN DO THEM IN YOUR LIVING ROOM AND DON’T NEED TO BE A… https://t.co/ajPS82fFA1— Summer Sandiego (@Summer Sandiego) 1589211027
@WFLA Protestors call for gyms to reopen by... proving they don’t need gyms?— Sarah Cooper (@Sarah Cooper) 1589217122
@WFLA "Here is why I am protesting. Now, watch me destroy my own argument while I do this squat on the sidewalk" #COVIDIOTS— Lou (@Lou) 1589212244
@WFLA So, they’re doing squats & push-ups outside of the courthouse...they’re just proving that they don’t need a g… https://t.co/HZMAMS4k2z— Jodie🌊 (@Jodie🌊) 1589215953
But these people aren’t nearly the most odd forms of protest we’ve seen so far, after Trump supporters were filmed dancing to YMCA as they protested lockdown. A man in Michigan also wrote a pretty rude message in ahove the governor's house.