For many of us, getting to the gym and keeping active is hard enough already, but in the summer months it can be even more so. With blue skies and sunshine beckoning, it can be difficult to justify spending time cooped up inside the gym when you could be outside enjoying the weather. Does this sound like you? Don't despair! In Victoria you can get the best of both worlds by making the trip to one of the city's outdoor fitness circuits.
Cook Street Outdoor Fitness Circuit
Situated along the path next to the Cook Street Playground in Beacon Hill Park is the first outdoor fitness circuit of its kind in Victoria, designed for people 15 years of age and older. The circuit consists of three exercise stations that can accommodate up to 15 people at a time. There are nine pieces of equipment for cardio and strength training including a cardio cross-trainer, sit-up bench, leg-lift station, low-impact runner, abdominal body flexer, upper body trainer, duel flex surface, recumbent bike/sit-up bench and pull-up bar.
Central Park Outdoor Fitness Circuit
Located next to the playground in Central Park off Quadra and Pembroke Streets, the Central Park Outdoor fitness circuit is the largest of its kind in Victoria. It provides users with 16 stations for cardio and strength-training. Situated on a rubber-crumb surface, the circuit can accommodate up to 21 users at one time and includes two cardio walkers, two elliptical trainers, two balance beams, a double hip flexor, a double shoulder rotator, a sport board, a double strider, a rowing machine, a seated leg press, a seated chest press, a total body row workout, a push-up station and a warm-up station.
Henderson Park Outdoor Fitness Circuit
Located in Henderson Park in the district of Oak Bay, the Henderson Park Outdoor Fitness Circuit has six stations with 14 pieces of outdoor fitness equipment including an ab bench, balance steps, chest press, Tai Chi wheels and squat press station. As the six stations are located along a 1.1km chip trail loop, the Henderson Park Outdoor Fitness Circuit is perfect for combining with a light jog.
There you have it, now it's time get outside and combine fitness and the great outdoors. See you on the circuits!