We literally watched him grow up before our eyes, so this might be… slightly weird… for some of you. But….
Former Modern Family star Nolan Gould, now 22 years old, tells People he decided to use his pandemic downtime to buff up and get healthy.
“I spent six months basically on vacation,” Gould tells PEOPLE. “But I feel like now it’s time to kind of make a decision on where I want to go with my career, and one of the ways you can do that is by changing my look and my mindset.”
So he amped up his workouts and embraced a healthy new diet.
“I’ve been working out an hour and a half everyday with my friend Michael who is a personal trainer. We have a really cool socially-distant setup that has allowed me to get fit while also being safe. It’s been nice. Especially being unemployed in quarantine, having a reason to get up and stay motivated. It’s been something that’s been very healthy and positive for me in quarantine. It’s really changed my outlook.”
You can see the results of his new workout regime, below:
Getting physically stronger has also enabled Gould to rediscover one of his favorite hobbies from the past: parkour.
“I used to do parkour when I was a kid, and really loved it. Except, there became a point where I kind of started to plateau, or I couldn’t really do the next big move, and it actually scared me, and was getting hurt a lot,” he explains. “I dislocated my hip trying to impress a girl while doing parkour and that was the end. I was done after that, obviously.”
He continues: “Recently I’ve been going to different spots, wearing a mask and all that. And suddenly, I’m able to do all the things that used to scare me. I just hit my first double front flip recently . I’m obsessed with Keanu Reeves movies — my goal is to one day do my own stunts.”