Will Smith is back in the gym after he surprised fans when he not so proudly displayed that he created a pandemic body from too much “grazing thru the pantry” during the lockdown. The Bad Boys For Life lead wore a short pair of boxer briefs and nothing else in a May 4 Instagram boomerang video, where the icon wasn’t scared to show that he had an actual gut hanging down over his waistband. Now he begins the #bigwilliechallenge to get himself and other fans like him back in pre-quarantine shape, initiating going to the gym on Friday, May 7.
The 52-year-old took it to his Instagram to share an image of himself in front of his home gym, with cardio equipment comprising a treadmill and elliptical machine behind him. He wore a white t-shirt with the logo “Bel-Air Athletics” to suppress his chest and mid-section that he had used to offend himself within earlier shirtless photos. One thing about him that hasn’t changed is Will’s million-watt smile, which he glared in the gym snapshot seen here.
“Back to square one. Lookin like a circle. Let’s get it!” Will captioned the photo of himself ready to start his workout. The fitness journey began on May 2, when the Independence Day star shared an IG post that read “I’m gonna be real wit yall – I’m in the worst shape of my life.”
But it was the video display of his gut two days later that came out to become a meme for out of shape Will. He wrote in the caption, “This is the body that carried me through an entire pandemic and countless days grazing thru the pantry. I love this body, but I wanna FEEL better. No more midnight muffins…this is it! Imma gets in the BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE!!!!! Teaming up with @YouTube to get my health & wellness back on track. Hope it works!”
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Will began receiving troll messages by fans sending in videos of people in remarkable shape doing extreme workouts. But he also got a bunch of photos and videos from supportive male fans, showing themselves in the same shirtless pose wearing black shorts and not so proudly uncovering their flabby, pandemic bodies. Even black-ish star Anthony Anderson joined in. As a result, Will started his #bigwilliechallenge so others can join him in getting their pre-COVID-19 bodies back.