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Outdoor gyms

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Outdoor gyms, playgrounds and outdoor and indoor swimming pools will remain closed to the public due to the higher risk of close contact and touching surfaces.

Further information

There are over 30 outdoor gyms across Leicester that are free to use, no matter your experience or ability. The equipment is suitable for anyone over 140cm in height. 

Outdoor gyms help you to live an active and healthy lifestyle by making activity easy to access and free to use. They provide you with the chance to be active with your community, bringing people together to be active and have fun. Just adding an extra 10 minutes of moderate activity to your day can help you feel happier and healthier! (If you are breathing faster and feeling warmer but can still chat to a friend you are doing moderate activity)

Benefits of outdoor gyms

  • They are free to use
  • They are right on your door step and easy to access
  • You can be outdoors and enjoy the green surrounding
  • Being active outside will boost your mood and make you feel good
  • You can exercise with your friends and family, there is something for everyone when visiting and playing in your park.

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Where are they located?

 

Find your local outdoor gym

Find your local outdoor gym

Find your nearest outdoor gym and what facilities are available.
View locations of outdoor gyms (PDF)

 

Outdoor gym exercise plans

 

Before you start

Before you start

A good warm-up is essential to a good work-out. Find out how to prepare your body before you start using the equipment.
View warm up suggestions (PDF)

 

General fitness

General fitness

These exercises will give you a good grounding in the use of the outdoor gym equipment
View general fitness guide (PDF)

 

Whole body resistance

Whole body resistance

These exercises will help maintain fitness across your whole body.
View whole body resistance guide (PDF)

 

Upper body

Upper body

These exercises are great for when you want to focus on your upper body.
View upper body guide (PDF)

 

Lower body

Lower body

Don't forget leg day! These exercises focus on your core and lower body.
View lower body guide (PDF)

 

Balance, co-ordination and general fitness

Balance, co-ordination and general fitness

Improving your balance and co-ordinatination can help you improve your performance in many sporting activities
View balance, co-ordination and general fitness guide (PDF)

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