Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Outdoor Gym

This Easter weekend I managed to make the most of a break in the weather (blue skies!) and try an outdoor gym. I first spotted one of these in London a while back and have been intrigued to try one ever since. They're all run by different councils and providers, but there are two fairly comprehensive location listings here and here.

I have always resented paying for a gym membership, as they are rarely worth it unless you go frequently, so a free gym seemed like an amazing idea. I won’t lie, it wasn’t warm, but I went for a run first to get me in the mood. I was worried I’d feel self-conscious, but it was quiet in the park, aside from a few children on school holidays.

This outdoor gym had a fairly good spread of equipment and I tested it all out. The step machine needed oiling and there was a bit of graffiti, but other than that, it was in pretty good condition.

I loved being outside and still getting to use the resistance equipment you can usually only find inside the gym and best of all it was completely free, so I would thoroughly recommend trying out your local outdoor gym! Fingers crossed that spring will be here soon to make the most of it.

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