The Great Outdoor Gyms

As the mercury rises across the country, you’d be forgiven for not wanting to spend your leisure time cooped up in a gym. If you’ve been working on that summer bod, you may as well flaunt it, right?! Well if you follow that line of thinking, the big question is, “How do I get my fitness fix in the summer sun?” You have a few options: you can go for a run or a cycle, you can join a team sport or you can go swimming at a public pool near you. This list is not exhaustive, but what is often overlooked on many outdoor exercise blogs are the vast amounts of open air gyms in your city. They provide you with a great opportunity to get some vitamin D, exercise in a social setting (heck, you can even bring your dog along) and check out a new area of your city. Best of all, they are totally free!

If you feel the urge to check out an open air gym near you, here’s the Clickster’s essential list of open air gyms:


Docklands Outdoor Gym, 888 Collins Street, Docklands

Albert Park Lake, Albert Park


Princes Park Calisthenic Gym, Princes Park, 200-590 Royal Parade, Carlton North




Bondi Outdoor Gym, Campbell Parade, Bondi

Observatory Hill Park Gym, 1003 Upper Fort Street, Millers Point


Prince Alfred Park, Chalmers St, Surry Hills



There are a number of fitness stations dotted along the Lake Burley Griffin Foreshore in Stirling Park


Crace Recreation Park, Abena Avenue

Deakin Fitness Station, Denison Street, Deakin


Wilson Outlook Reserve, Bowen Terrace


Bulimba Riverside Park, Addison Avenue, Bulimba

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