BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Local gyms are closed, NFL facilities are off limits and mini camps could be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Baseball spring training was stopped and the regular season is in delay; all reasons why atheltes all over are scrambling to stay in shape.

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From Orioles reliever Richard Bleier throwing pitches into a trash can; All-Star John Means throwing batting practice to his wife who hit a ball that nearly nailed the camera; to Branden Kline’s leg workout using his dog Zoe as weight.


Athletes are doing whatever, wherever, to stay in shape during the pandemic.

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No basketball court available, but UMBC’s Jen Gast improvises a backyard workout. The Retrievers leading rebounder creates her own March Madness in a fitness sense.

Towson University football player Darian Street stays converts his couch into a leg press.

Among Ravens: Robert Griffin gets an aerobic workout with his wife; Hollywood Brown caught passes until the parks were closed; Matt Skura rehabbed his knee with weights until his gym was closed; and Marlon Humphrey dropped to the floor at home for 400 push-ups in 40 minutes— challenging teammates to match.

Certainly a challenging time for athletes to stay in shape.

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