Zoo Lake Park – Parkview
Not only does the Zoo Lake green gym give visitors the opportunity to blow off some steam and sweat off those extra kilos, but it also offers a wonderful space to relax and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. After your workout, take a stroll through the park, check out the Coronation Fountain or enjoy a picnic. You could even take the family on a leisurely boat ride…
Details: 011 483 1017 / Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and Lower Park Drive, Parkview
Mushroom Farm Park – Sandown
In the centre of the richest quarter mile in Joburg, the Mushroom Farm Park in Sandown is just the place if you’re looking for a little peace, relaxation and, of course, some exercise in the wide outdoors. Green Outdoor Gyms has set up a number of park gyms to give the public access to health and fitness equipment without the cost. Mushroom Farm Park is one of their signature sites, so go and check out what equipment they have ready for you.
Details: Corner Daisy & Linden Street, Sandown, Sandton
Metro Park – Newtown
The inner city isn’t all about traffic jams, home affairs and sidewalk traders anymore. Now there is a Green Outdoor Gym at Metro City! Fitness fanatics can expect to find weight machines, steppers in different variations, stationary bikes and much more in the middle of the hype of Joburg CBD. This is also a lovely spot if you’re looking to get out of the office for a few minutes, just to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
Details: South of Mandela Bridge, corner Ntembi Peliso and Carr Street, Newtown, Joburg CBD
Protea Glen Park – Soweto
Soweto is a hip and happening destination, so it’s only natural that Green Outdoor Gym has spread its gift of fitness and health to Protea Glen Park. No matter which muscle group you’re looking to firm up or how intense a workout you’re seeking, there is sure to be a piece of equipment at the park gym to get the job done.
Details: Kunene Street, Soweto
Diepsloot Park – Diepsloot
Diepsloot Park was renovated in 2008 and now sports swings, slides and roundabouts to keep the little ones entertained. They also boast a mini-soccer field for footie fans and a free outdoor green gym that was installed by Green Outdoor Gym. So, whether you’re looking to enjoy a day out and about having fun on the play equipment or want to break a sweat at the outdoor gym, Diepsloot is just the place. There is also security 24 hours a day.
Details: N14 Highway, Diepsloot, Johannesburg
George Hay Park – Parkview
George Hay Park is one of the popular outdoor spaces used for numerous events throughout the year, including yoga in the park, Halloween fun and Valentine’s Day activities. To add to the options, they have installed an outdoor gym for the use of the general public. No membership fees or being cooped up indoors, this gym gives you the opportunity to enjoy nature, fresh air and sunshine while you work on your fitness.
Details: Westmeath Road, Parkview, Randburg, Johannesburg
Petrus Molefe Eco Park – Soweto
Another spot that offers free green gym to residents in Soweto is the Petrus Molefe Eco Park. Young and old can take advantage of the great equipment and turn a half an hour a day into a health-focused activity. What’s also great is that you will meet and socialise with neighbours who are fellow fitness boffs to share your tips and tricks and pick up some pointers that’ll further help you in your health journey.
Address: Mokwhene Street, Dhlamini, Soweto
Steyn City – Midrand
Connecting Lanseria to Fourways, and Midrand to Broadacres, Steyn City is another signature site that boasts a Green Outdoor Gym. There are nine workout stations that are spaced out over 1,2km, each sporting six different types of equipment to ensure that you get the best out of your workout. From arm and legwork to cardio and strength, you’re sure to get a balanced workout.
Get Those Fitness Apps Ready
Now that you’ve found your closest outdoor gym, it’s time to pick the perfect app to help you shed those last few kilos. Here, we’ve got Fitness & Health Apps, Mediation Apps and Exercise Apps to get you on the right track. Just remember, it takes consistency and patience. Keep going and you’ll get the results you want. Good luck, guys.
Do you visit an outdoor gym to get your fix of cardio and strength training? Did we mention your local outdoor park? Tell us all about it below in the comments section below.