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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



Level 35
360 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

T | 03 9963 4888


Level 14
55 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000

T | 02 9200 4444


Level 14
127 Creek Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

T | 07 3027 2555


Level 9
224 Bunda Street
Canberra ACT 2601
PO Box 129
Civic Square, ACT 2608

T | 02 6202 7700

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