When I was in Cardiff, FuriousDee and I decided to go for a nice long walk. We walked most of the way along the barrage and were amazed to come across an outdoor gym. The signs told us the ‘adiZone’ had been set up for the Olympics. There were loads of body weight machines. I fell in love. What a wonderful place. I tried out everything, cue some ridiculous photos of me. All taken by FuriousDee’s fair hand.
I still can’t do a pull up but I can just about hold my weight while dangling.
I can bench press my own weight, however. (That can’t be right, give me a barbell and a bench and I bet you I couldn’t lift more than 40kg. I weigh almost double that!)
We then went and played on the pirate park next door…
As it turns out, there are a number of outdoor gyms across the country. My nearest one is about 10 miles away, so not really worth a visit. But if you have one nearby then you should definitely try it out. You can find your nearest outdoor gym on The Great Outdoor Gym Company’s website.