Amazing Places Around The World To Work Out

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September 13, 2019

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Doing your workout routine in a new location with a beautiful view is the perfect way to inspire yourself to push harder. Taking a deep lungful of fresh air will help goals become clearer and sharpen your mind. 

So if you’re travelling around the world or just looking for somewhere new in your own backyard, here are some of the most scenic places to work out. 

Bring on Vitamin D 

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the most amazing destinations around the world to work out. If you're exploring some of the most beautiful places in the world, why not get your heart rate up while you’re there? 

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Parc du Mont Boron, Nice, France

It will be hard to work out anywhere else once you’ve worked out at Parc du Mont Boron; the views of Nice on one side and Villefranche-Sur-Mer on the other are unbeatable. 

The 1.5km fitness trail is the way to go at Parc du Mont Boron — with stations and equipment along the way — you can follow your own workout routine or take advantage of the equipment on offer to do sit-ups and more resistance-based exercises. 

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Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquarie's Point, Sydney, Australia

With a backdrop as amazing as the Sydney Harbour, it would be hard to find a more picturesque spot to workout in Sydney. 

Warm-up by hitting the fleet step stairs, which will have your heart racing in no time (after all, check out that incline!). 

With ample amounts of lawn as well as a pathway by the water, it’s the perfect space to work out with a partner or in a group while taking in those unbeatable views.

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Griffith Park, Los Angeles, America

Love to hike? Griffith Park in Los Angeles is for you. 

Steep inclines, long trails and sweeping views of the Los Angeles basin make this park a go-to for the celebrity set, LA locals and visitors alike. You might just see someone you know, so keep your form on track.

Once you’ve hiked, try your hand at tennis, soccer, swimming or golf (there are two 18-hole courses) to add some variety to your fitness routine — the facilities at the park are exceptional.

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Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan

Yoyogi Park in Tokyo is a popular recreational space, perfect for a low-intensity cardio workout or even a spot of yoga. 

Exercise underneath cherry blossom trees in spring or ginko trees in autumn — either way this pretty space exudes serene energy, guaranteed to leave you feeling tranquil and calm. 

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Central Park, New York, America 

We challenge you NOT to feel inspired in New York City’s Central Park. 

The vibrant colours in fall, the diverse crowd and the expansive stretches of lawn make for a motivating space to work out. 

After your SWEAT workout, why not try your hand ice skating at Wollman Rink or hire a bike and cycle around the park?

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Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada

If you want to immerse yourself in nature during your workout, Stanley Park in Vancouver is everything you could want. 

Whether you opt for a low-intensity workout, make use of the 26km waterfront path or go for a dip in the outdoor pool, expect to be surrounded by lush greenery and an array of wildlife at every turn.

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Englischer Garten, Munich, Germany

One of Europe’s largest city parks, Englischer Garten rivals New York’s Central Park for size. 

The park itself is overflowing with activity: cyclists, joggers and runners can be spotted on the never-ending network of paths, groups of friends can often be seen playing soccer on the expansive lawn, the zen meditate under the trees and the disciplined put themselves through the paces. 

Whatever your preferred mode of exercise — high-intensity, low-intensity, group or solo — every kind of exercise is welcome at this garden. 

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Planten un Blomen, Hamburg, Germany 

Fitness gets fun at Planten un Blomen.

This city park has all a fitness lover could need. Yes, there are plenty of park benches around the grounds (hello incline push-ups and lying leg raises) and endless stretches of lawn perfect for burpees and jump lunges, but there’s also a roller skating rink and trampoline to mix things up.

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Richmond Park, London, England 

London’s Richmond Park is so vast, you could change your workout location every day! 

Whether you bring some equipment with you (ankle weights, resistance bands or a skipping rope) or opt for a routine that doesn’t require any equipment, you’ll have no trouble getting your heart rate up.

For something different, try horse riding or golf, or hire a bike for some off-road cycling along the Tamsin Trail.

Fun fact: Richmond Park has protected status as an important habitat for wildlife — so keep an eye out for the herds of deer around the park! 

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Bondi to Bronte walk, Sydney, Australia

Perched on the cliffs of Sydney’s eastern suburbs, the Bondi to Bronte walk offers countless sets of stairs, outdoor gym stations and stunning views of the ocean.

Whether you’re after a low-intensity workout on a rest day or a high-intensity workout that will really push you, you’ll find a spot to do your own thing over the course of this walk. 

And if you’ve finished your workout but still want more, both Bronte Beach and Bondi Beach make fantastic surfing and swimming spots (between the lifeguard flags, of course).

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Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong  

Space is hard to come by in Hong Kong, which makes Victoria Park the ultimate city escape. 

With an array of indoor and outdoor facilities available (think tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, outdoor gyms, soccer pitches, roller-skating rinks, walking trails, running trails and a swimming pool), every kind of workout is possible.

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Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain

During summer, Casa de Campo in Madrid is a magnet for those who love to work on their fitness in the warm weather. 

The two outdoor pools are the stars of the show (ideal for low-intensity cardio), but there’s also an array of other exercises you can take up.

Rent a row boat or kayak on the lake, or hit the pavement by walking, jogging or running around the park. If those don’t take your fancy, you could always give mountain biking a try. 

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With so many amazing destinations to work out and SWEAT programs to try (outside of the gym!), why not shake things up and break a sweat outdoors

Before you go, visit our Exercises Library to make sure your form is correct.

Do you work out in an amazing place that we don’t know about? We would love to hear what you think! Leave a comment below.

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