Menomonee Falls woman holding driveway workouts with neighbors during 'Safer at Home' order
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Menomonee Falls woman is helping her neighbors stay active during Governor Evers' 'Safer at Home' order.
Every morning since March 23, Maureen Lewis walks down her driveway and into the street. One by one, her neighbors come out of their homes and join her from their driveways.
"I found out when she put a note in all of our mailboxes," Neighbor Nancy Siemering said.
The note was simple.
"Hi neighbor, I'm Mo... I work in college athletics and I plan to lead some simple, that everyone can do, stretches and exercises each day at 8 a.m.," Lewis said.
Some days have more people than others, but it isn't the numbers that matter to Lewis.
"It's just nice to come out and people are like 'oh hi!' and happy to see you," she said. "That's good for everybody's mental health."
Lewis said she didn't realize her 15 minute daily workout would help bring people together at a time when everyone needs to stay apart.
"We just all wave to each other which we didn't do before, and if somebody's missing, I wonder where that person is today and I hope I see them tomorrow," she said. "Best part of my day; it's the best part of my day."
Lewis plans on holding the morning workouts for as long as the 'Safer at Home' order is in place.