A supermarket giant has gone viral for asking a potential employee to do push-ups as part of the recruitment process. Taking to a popular ALDI Australia fans Facebook page, the woman's relative claimed the applicant had been asked to do a series of exercises during an online interview. "She was asked to partake in a Zoom meeting in her home, being asked to do push-ups, sit-ups and star jumps to show [her] level of fitness," she wrote. "Is this really part of the interview process or just an over zealous manager?" An ALDI Australia spokesperson said the "virtual physical medical assessment" was carried out for "relevant roles". "A physiotherapist conducts the assessment, which includes a variety of light exercises to ensure that the applicant is physically able to safely complete the tasks required in the job position," she said. "This follows an initial interview and is not the first gateway in the application process." Facebook users were quick to label the request as "weird" and "ridiculous" with some former employees saying they had no idea it was part of the hiring process. "I would exit that zoom call so fast," one person wrote. But social media users familiar with the practice, described it as "normal". "Candidates that reach this stage are informed of the medical assessment in advance, as part of our recruitment process," an ALDI spokesperson said.