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Outdoor gyms

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.


Example workouts



Benefits of outdoor gyms

Outdoor gyms help you to live an active and healthy lifestyle by making activity easy to access and free to use. 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).

  • 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
  • Exercise with your friends and family

Share your workouts

Remember to tag us in your workout session pictures, use #GetYourselfMoving #OutdoorGyms #ActiveLeicester #LeicesterCityCouncil.

Where are they located?


Find your local outdoor gym
Find your nearest outdoor gym and what facilities are available.


Outdoor gym exercise plans


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.


General fitness
These exercises will give you a good grounding in the use of the outdoor gym equipment


Whole body resistance
These exercises will help maintain fitness across your whole body.


Upper body
These exercises are great for when you want to focus on your upper body.


Lower body
Don't forget leg day! These exercises focus on your core and lower body.


Balance, co-ordination and general fitness
Improving your balance and co-ordination can help you improve your performance in many sporting activities

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