Streaming issues? Report here
Aubrey Masango 2019 BW
The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 23:59
volume_up
volume_mute

The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 23:59
Home
arrow_forward
Sport
arrow_forward
Lifestyle

The rise of the outdoor gym

1 September 2019 2:50 PM
Tags:
Outdoor gym
David Katz aka Mr. Active
summer body
Getting fit
fitness training
training with your kids
David "Mr Active" Katz discusses the benefits of making use of outdoor training facilities.

Spring has officially arrived and it's the perfect time to get fit outdoors.

The BBC recently featured a story on outdoor gym equipment being produced in South Africa, which it says is transforming fitness by bringing gym to the masses.

RELATED: Getting fit can be a walk in the park at Green Outdoor Gyms

702's Lee Kasumba speaks to journalist and producer David "Mr Active" Katz, who is excited about this growing trend.

It's fantastic - often going to a gym can be quite an expensive experience... This gives people an opportunity to use equipment in a public space and it doesn't cost them anything.

David "Mr Active" Katz, Journalist and producer

He says because the equipment provided is usually for body weight exercise and outdoor gyms are also often close to play parks, it's perfect for people who want to train with their children.

Children shouldn't, until they at least hit puberty and a little bit after, be using heavy weights.

David "Mr Active" Katz, Journalist and producer

RELATED: If kids want to train, how far should they be running?

And it doesn't just need to be just the equipment and the strength training, between exercises you can do some cardio - do a few laps around the area or sprint between trees.

David "Mr Active" Katz, Journalist and producer

It's also a way for the whole family to get outdoors and cut down on their screen time.

For more on the outdoor gym experience as well as tips on building that summer body, take a listen:


This article first appeared on 702 : The rise of the outdoor gym


1 September 2019 2:50 PM
Tags:
Outdoor gym
David Katz aka Mr. Active
summer body
Getting fit
fitness training
training with your kids

More from Sport

reyaan-traut-with-refilwe-moloto-copyjpg

SA para-cyclist takes to international stage, says journey has been 'unreal'

15 November 2019 10:01 AM

Following a motorbike accident, Reyaan Traut rides with a prosthetic arm that hooks into a bracket attached to the bicycle.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

eiw2-y7xkae8wpdjpg

England legend Jeremy Guscott blasted for calls to change rugby substitution law

12 November 2019 6:03 PM

Stormers coach John Dobson has slammed Jeremy Guscott's proposal as a preposterous idea which could never work for the sport.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

khara-doyle-sup-facebookjpg

Hout Bay SUP surf star Khara Doyle to represent SA at world champs

12 November 2019 2:55 PM

Khara Doyle is among the top females in the sport and will be representing South Africa at the SUP world championships this month.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

springboks-trophy-tour-4jpg

CapeTalk's Melanie Rice caught off guard as her kids describe Bok tour on air

11 November 2019 3:00 PM

Melanie's husband sneaked the kids to the Grand Parade to watch the Bok Trophy Tour, and mum didn't know they were missing school.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

dr-pillay-rene-naylor-springboks-physiotherapist-teamjpg

Meet the women who ensured that the Boks were in top form to bring home the cup

11 November 2019 2:41 PM

The all-female team of sports physiotherapists played a key role in the management team backing the Boks during the World Cup.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

boks-tourjpg

[WATCH] Springboks on a distinctly Capetonian Rugby World Cup trophy tour

11 November 2019 11:35 AM

Kwaai, Bokke! Mapimpi, jou lekker ding! Watch the Springboks tour the overflowing, colourful streets of Cape Town.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

boks-tourjpg

'Springboks in Cape Town with same energy as they had on day one'

11 November 2019 9:44 AM

Sport24 journalist Lloyd Burnard says Siya Kolisi and the team understand the importance of the tour.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

604f6824-fb5c-41a6-84e4-db3a3ad16a77jfif

[WATCH] 'Tears of joy' as hometown hero Kolisi brings RWC trophy to Zwide

10 November 2019 1:21 PM

A wet Port Elizabeth gave a warm welcome to the Springboks and captain Siya Kolisi, who brought the Webb Ellis Cup home to Zwide.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

eljpg

[VIDEO] Roaring crowds welcome Springboks on East London leg of victory tour

9 November 2019 10:48 AM

Thousands of fans were waiting at the East London City Hall to witness skipper Siya Kolisi lift the Webb Ellis trophy.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

springboks-tour-in-durban-picture-taken-by-ewn-ahmed-kajeejpg

'Mood in Durban electric as thousands welcome Springboks and Web Ellis Trophy'

8 November 2019 1:40 PM

EWN reporter Nkosikhona Duma is following the Springboks World Champions Tour.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Lifestyle

adhd-bookpng

SA's first children's book on ADHD launched

15 November 2019 5:43 PM

Psychiatrist Prof Renata Schoeman says the book is built on patients' stories but told through the life of a girl, Zee.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

books-libraryjpeg

John Maytham's Weekly Book Review: 15 November 2019

15 November 2019 4:42 PM

Here are John's four picks for the week.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

pippa-and-zolani-mohalajpg

I needed to explore my own individual voice and music, says Zolani

15 November 2019 2:19 PM

Zolani Mahola, former lead singer of Freshlyground, chats about her new one-woman show “The One who Sings”.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Karatbars

Karatbars – is it a scam? The case for and against…

15 November 2019 10:06 AM

Bruce Whitfield interviews senior Karatbars representatives, a financial advisor and someone who was invited to its conference.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Julz from Goodluck shares Women’s Month message

[WATCH] Parents remember recording 'GoodLuck' Jules' first song at age of four

14 November 2019 6:40 PM

Kieno Kammies meets Juliet Harding's mom and dad to find out more about the singer/songwriter's musical journey.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

pet-wearablejpg

How to prepare your pet to cope with stress of holiday season

14 November 2019 3:58 PM

Dr Aileen Pypers has tips and advice on helping animals through what is the most stressful part of the year for them.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

realistic-child-and-youth-care-centre-boys-with-ajax-facebook-png

Dis-Chem Foundation helps home for vulnerable boy children in Cape Town

14 November 2019 2:37 PM

Realistic Child and Youth Care Centre in Athlone receives a generous donation of a stove and gym equipment for the boys.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

The Duchess gin tonic

The Duchess - the story behind the world’s first non-alcoholic gin & tonic

14 November 2019 12:08 PM

Launched in 2016, The Duchess has won numerous awards and successfully broke into the UK, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Phone

Can’t find your phone? Drop everything – thieves can get into your banking app!

14 November 2019 10:55 AM

Did someone steal your phone? Contact your bank without hesitation warns consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

peacock-pixabaycom

CT country club caught in the middle over complaints about 'noisy' peacocks

13 November 2019 5:25 PM

The Clovelly Country Club responds to an online petition claiming it's set to 'manage' the loud birds disturbing some residents.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward