According to Balearic President Francina Armengol’s latest decree, gyms are again closed. I can understand why gym owners and staff are frustrated, but clients appear just as miffed. They rightly argue that exercise helps protect against the more severe symptoms of COVID-19. But closing gyms isn’t stopping us from exercising. Armengol could reasonably say that we’re still allowed outdoors to run, cycle and (if you’re very brave) swim. Any of those activities would strengthen our lungs and immune system. We can get all the exercise our body needs on our own. The problem is that those activities are, by and large, solitary. It’s not that we can’t exercise without a gym. It’s that, as a social species, we probably won’t.