Take more walks
Warmer days make it easier to venture outside. Walking to your destination is a great way to improve your fitness. The best part about walking is that once you start, you typically find yourself 30 minutes into a low-impact workout with all the added health benefits. So, take that walk around the neighbourhood, along the beach or some of Durban’s public green spaces.
Stretch it out
Stretching might not be on your list of “fun things to do”, but when done under the sun it can do your body some good. The extra warmth can make your muscles more pliable and yield a more comfortable experience.
Hit the outdoor gym
Parks can be just as much fun for adults as they are for kids. Durban’s outdoor gym scene is growing rapidly. Find out where your local parks are located and get started by building your pull-up strength on the monkey bars. Grab a friend while you’re at it – working out with others enhances your overall well-being, especially when done outdoors.
Parkruns are hugely popular events and take place every Saturday morning at 8am no matter the weather. They are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. All you need do is register with Parkrun South Africa online at https://www.parkrun.co.za/register/. You will receive registration email with a barcode that you need to print out and scan before the start of every run in order to log your time and result.
In Durban 5km Parkruns are held at :
North Beach from Suncoast Casino, Battery Beach Road. Email [email protected]
Durban Point takes place at 17 Erskine Terrace, Point. email [email protected]
Umhlanga Pier, McCausland Crescent, Umhlanga. email [email protected]
Other parkruns nearby can be found at KwaMashu Westville and, Ballito. Check out more details online.
The Zulu Transformerz fitness group gets together rom 5.30pm to 7.30pm Monday to Friday at Bulwer Park, Glenwood. This is an 8-month programme (starting from the day you join) that focuses on helping people change to and maintain a healthier lifestyle by introducing a detailed and functional method of training using bodyweight training, calisthenics and street workouts. No supplements required. Best of all, this one is free. Contact Mnqobi on 076 651 5573 or email [email protected] Instagram: @Zulutransformerzn FB: Zulu Transformerz