Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Free Outdoor Gyms in Spain

The first time I saw a free outdoor gym was in Málaga, where I spent the first time after arriving to Spain. I thought it was somehow funny, and a bit strange, as I had never before seen it. 
I guess I don't need to say it doesn't exist in Norway. 

So, in Málaga I saw one close to where I lived. I never saw anyone using it, and it was in a residential area, not a park or a place with lots of people. Maybe there are more around Málaga that I didn't see?


And then I saw the same in Barcelona. Several places, and I thought maybe it's a common thing in Spain? People were using these every time I passed by.

There is one close to Forum, at the end of the beach, just off the boardwalk...




...right next to one of the skating areas.

And another one on the beach, right where those cool stone chairs are.


And also here in Las Palmas there are a couple places outdoors where you can have a little gym session if you like. Here too, many people use them.

Just along the boardwalk of Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas there are two. One just by the little library...


...and one at the Cicer-(part of the)beach, next to Mumbai Sunset, the bar with the fabulous wall with a new inspirational quote every week.



Good thing, cause gym's are really super expensive in Spain. Or at least in Barcelona. I have never seen such high prices for a gym membership (and I come from Norway where basically everything is more expensive than here.) Are outdoor gyms a common thing in other countries as well?

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  1. Those stone chairs are AMAZING! I would give anything to be lounging on one in the sun RIGHT NOW! :) It's supposed to snow here today...sigh...as I'm sure it is in Norway!

    And in Oregon and Washington (I am no sure about the rest of the USA) do not have outdoor gyms. Maybe in California?

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    1. It's freezing cold in Norway so not snowing right now, but it's white on the ground. Not a lot of snow but just enough to make a pretty Christmas postcard :)

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  2. That's really cool! The stone chairs are so awesome!

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  3. For sure I am a big fan of free outdoor gyms. Have seen more and more of them around the world during my last years of traveling (around the world). For sure, the first one at Muscle Beach/Venice Beach, Los Angeles/California. Especially in Asia, the old ones seem to be users of this type of equipment.

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    1. How fun that you've seen these elsewhere! I had never seen them before Spain.

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  4. The cold wind is whipping at my window as I type this. Your sunny photos have me drooling.

    Happy Holidays!

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    1. I am in Norway for Christmas! No warm sunny days here, haha. It's been snowing all day long, and it's COLD! But kind of cozy for Christmas. Happy holidays to you too!

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  5. Yeah, you will find some outdoor equipment in San Diego. I guess where there is decent weather there is more stuff outside...

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    1. I guess that's the answer! Never gonna see these in Norway then I guess ;)

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