Whether you’re looking at getting those biceps buffer for summer or simply want to work out with a view, Cape Town’s selection of outdoor gyms will make working out that much more fun. Let’s have a look at a few in your area.
Sea Point Outdoor Gym
Possibly the most well-known outdoor gym in the city, the promenade and Sea Point green belt has long been a favourite among families, tourists, children and couples who have jogged, walked and cycled with the fresh ocean breeze in their faces. The addition of an outdoor gym has turned this space into a complete fitness centre – with spectacular views to match.
Commenting on the addition of the equipment to the promenade, Beverley Schäfer, ward councillor for the Atlantic Seaboard says, “The Western Cape has been earmarked as the province with the highest level of obesity in the country, which motivated the premier to run a wellness drive to promote health consciousness and reduce the high levels of inactivity. The City of Cape Town knew that in order to secure the success of such a project, they would have to provide the public with an opportunity to address the issue, which lent itself to the idea of a free and accessible outdoor gym. We are also well aware that many individuals don’t have the means to afford gym memberships, and we believed that the outdoor gym would serve as a viable alternative. The Atlantic Seaboard is the easiest spot to place the outdoor gym, as the mindset of the people who live or visit here is already outdoor-orientated, and would therefore set the premise for other people to follow suit.”
You can find the Sea Point Outdoor Gym at the corner of Beach Road & Three Anchor Bay Road, or, visit one of the outdoor gyms below:
Chiphillside Park Outdoor Gym
Fort Road Park Outdoor Gym
Beach Road, Three Anchor Bay
Dan Pienaar Circle Park Outdoor Gym
Dan Pienaar Circle, Plumstead
Gregory Park Outdoor Gym
Corner Hampstead Road and Third Avenue, Harfield Village
Maynardville Park Outdoor Gym
Claren Road, Wynberg
Paradise Park Outdoor Gym
Corner Hiddingh and Alster Avenue, Newlands
Wicklow Road Park Outdoor Gym
Wicklow Road, Plumstead
By Candice Bresler
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