The Cavazos household’s living room served two functions last year during the COVID-19 shutdowns — it was a leisurely resting place first and a makeshift gym second.

“I would stream the virtual workouts on the TV while clearing the room to make space for the whole family,” said Victoria resident Gina Cavazos, whose husband and three kids would join in for her workouts.

COVID-19 shutdowns influenced local gyms to go virtual, increased focus on personal health

The Cavazos family after working out together via virtual videos provided by Citizens HealthPlex staff during lockdown. Pictured are, back row from left, Tanner Cavazos, 33; Gina Cavazos, 30; Millie Cavazos, 3; front row from left, Chase Cavazos, 10; Scarlett Cavazos, 6.

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Chase Rogers covers breaking news and public safety for The Victoria Advocate. He graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's in mass communications and journalism. Chase can be reached at 361-574-1286, or on Twitter.

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