A fitness re-opening is set to take place at the Alhambra in Italy next month.
The event, which was cancelled due to the drought, is being staged as part of the annual ‘Livestrong’ fitness programme, in which people are encouraged to take part in 10-minute rounds of exercise.
Ahead of the event, Italian news website La Gazzetta dello Sport has published a video of the ‘la fitness dell’ – or fitness hours – and its director, Giuseppe Colombo.
The video shows people doing the exercise in the streets, with people running, walking and jumping along.
Colombo, who was the head of the Italian national fitness agency, is quoted saying: “We want to re-open the fitness sector, and we are doing it as a whole.”
The re-entry into the fitness industry has been a cause of concern among some, especially for the thousands of people who have been forced to close their businesses due to dry weather.
Many Italian cities have also had to shut down due to drought conditions, leading to a significant increase in the number of cases of people being hospitalized.
Al Jazeera’s Nick Pope, reporting from Rome, said: “It’s really not surprising that a re-entering of the fitness scene is something that’s been discussed for a while.”
The reopening is really going to give hope to people that the industry is ready to rejoin the economy, which has been struggling for a long time, and is able to adapt.
“He added: “Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is also promoting the re-enterment of the industry.
“The Italian government has also announced plans to make the country the first in the world to offer the reopening.