Outdoor Gyms on the Map in South Africa

FIND AN OUTDOOR GYM NEAR YOU IN THIS INTERACTIVE OUTDOOR GYM LOCATION MAP     World Outdoor Fitness™- SA is a proudly South African company that in April 2011 introduced a new and exciting concepts which offers a new and innovative way of keeping fit and healthy, at the same time as having fun. By using a mixture of outdoor gym equipment, playground series and boot camps offerings. We're World Outdoor for a Reason: Helping people live healthier lives is what we do, and the devotion to that goal starts with our brand and products. World Outdoor Fitness is the leader of the outdoor fitness and play industry. Our fitness products have a reputation for being durable, reliable and on the cutting edge of both technology and design. We’re proud of our experience and our history as an Outdoor fitness and playground industry pioneer with thousands of units installed throughout South Africa. Our outdoor gyms are located in Johannesburg (Gauteng province), Durban (KZN province), Cape town (Western Cape province), Bloemfontein (Free State province), Pietermaritzburg, Rustenburg (North West province), Umthata (Eastern Cape province), Port Shepston, Benoni, Boksburg, Alberton, Soweto, Midrand, and many more. FIND AN OUTDOOR GYM NEAR YOU IN THIS INTERACTIVE OUTDOOR GYM LOCATION MAP

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Outdoor gyms – A trend that sweeps SA

Outdoor gyms – A trend that sweeps SA Outdoor exercising is an expanding concept for the South African health and fitness market, with outdoor gyms providing an opportunity for communities to build cohesion, get fit and help to curb crime amongst the youth. The equipment is designed for all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced, and its colourful and vibrant appearance is not intimidating like that found indoors in a conventional gym.   Outdoor fitness zones offer a free alternative to gym memberships and many are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, users benefit from the fresh air and relaxation that comes from spending time in a park. National Health Director Precious Matsoso has stated that the outdoor gyms will go a long way in helping to prevent the illnesses and health problems that develop as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise in our communities.   In October 2011, World Outdoor Fitness installed the first outdoor gym in South Africa at the OR Tambo Environmental and Narrative Centre on behalf of the Ekurhuleni Municipality. Residents of the surrounding area are now using the gym daily and this is driving the community to lead a healthier lifestyle, according to Sarit Qwabe, marketing director of WOF. She adds that the outdoor gym is cost effective, eco-friendly, does not require electricity and there is no maintenance once installed. It is also a ‘green’ product made from recycled materials.   Since the OR Tambo installation, numerous units of outdoor equipment have been installed around South Africa, helping municipalities contribute to their residents’ quality of life by increasing their activity levels. In May 2103, the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Fikile [...]

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The university of the Free State is the first in South Africa to install an outdoor gym.

Free State University is leading the way. The university of the Free State is the first in South Africa to install an outdoor gym. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLogo branding (Press Release) - Friday, 19 July 2013– Bloemfontain, South Africa – students and staff alike can now enjoy a new outdoor gym on campus. The gym is free for all, easy to use and encourage people to use outdoor spaces. The vacant piece of land close to the indoor campus gym has been identified as a suitable location for theopen-air gym. The gym is also aimed at improving students and staff’s health and wellbeing, increasing physical activity, and help address a range of lifestyle conditions such as heart disease, stroke and some cancers. The robust, colourful equipment includes traditional apparatus like “leg press”, “double ski”plus more unusual ones including “pendulum” and “air walkers”. These 10 pieces of quality gym equipment were made by World Outdoor Fitness - SA, a company which specialises in the design, production and installation of outdoor fitness equipment and the equipment is designed to withstand all forms of weather. The durable equipment will be able to resist not only the wear and tear caused by weather, but also vandalism to some degree. The equipment is made of galvanized steel to prevent it from eroding. The pipe-into-pipe technology used to assemble the exercise equipment also means it is moredifficult to dismantle. The patented technology of cast steel rolers means that there is no need for lubrication. It is green and eco-friendly as it is made of recycled material and does not use electricity.   FS university’s Chief Officer of Property Management, Physical Planning Mrs. Albie Louw, said: "The outdoor gyms give students and [...]

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Outdoor gyms by World Outdoor Fitness in the Media

Thursday, May 23, 2013 Minister Mbalula launched outdoor gym in Mitchell's Plain Imogen Vollenhoven 23 May 2013 On Wednesday the Minister of sport and recreation Fikile Mbalula along with the deputy Minister of sport and recreation Gert Oosterhuisen, MEC of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer and Councillor Alderman from the City of Cape Town Belinda Walker handed over an outdoor gym in Rocklands Mitchell’s Plain.   Minister Mbalula addressed the crowd saying that they should not allow the surge of drugs and ganstrism to take over.   He also asked them to take care of the gym and allow it to build character and courage in the people of Mitchell’s Plain. Mbalula explains that as the government they went to Mitchell’s plain to give inspiration to young people and the people of Mitchell’s Plain as a whole. “We are here and we are saying to you, what we are giving to you is not a privilege it is a right and it belongs to you and you must look after is as a community, this facility belongs to your children, added Mbalula. Furthermore he said that the community must not give up hope in the fight against drugs and gangsterism. Minister Mbalula also said that irrespective of colour all are meant to be treated equal and as a government they need to change the lives of the poor and poverty stricken area as these are one of the main reasons young people get caught up in the wave of drugs.   He said we are all Africans that during liberation of South Africa the struggle was lead from Mitchell’s Plain.   Mbalula also encouraged those affected by drugs and said they should not give [...]

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