Jaguars players working out at local gyms.

Jacksonville residents may have to share the chin-up bar with some of their favorite Jaguars players in the weeks ahead.

Jaguars’ offensive tackles Eugene Monroe and Kevin Haslam were recently seen exercising at an area Lifestyle Family Fitness. Area residents, tourists and families also filled the gym. Other Jaguars’ players including Deji Karim and Austen Lane have also joined in the workouts.

Typically, the group would be working out at the team’s practice facilities. The NFL lockout has pushed players to find new spots and creative ways to stay fit during the offseason.

“The bad part about [the lockout] is we don’t have everyone together,” Monroe said. “But workout intensity, the knowledge we have…we know how to work out, we don’t need someone to put us through a workout. As professional athletes, we shouldn’t.”

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