As you may, or may not know I am attempting to get myself back in to shape – including joining Bodytec and Parkrun recently – so imagine my joy at discovering Steyn City’s latest offering – adult play parks. No not what you may think, all you dirty minded folk, LOL!
It’s easy for your fitness routine to become stuck in a rut: jogging gets tedious, yoga becomes less challenging after you’ve learned to master some of the more difficult poses, and as for routine indoor gym workouts…there are only so many reps you can count before getting bored.
Outdoor gyms, or adult playparks as they are also known, have been named as one of the key fitness trends for the year, and Steyn City residents are lucky enough to have access to several adult playparks in the lifestyle resort, that offer interval training which spans over 2km of greenbelt and parkland.
It’s small wonder, then, that adult play parks have been identified as a trend to watch, especially for those who want to revitalise their workout by trying something new. Apart from the fun factor, there are several advantages of playing like a kid: for a start, it’s a great way to make sure that your body is getting enough Vitamin D while you take in fresh air outside. Added to that, play parks challenge your body in a variety of ways: not only do you get your cardio fix, but many of the apparatus works to build your strength while correcting balance, too.
Steyn City is home to one of the must-try play parks for adults in Johannesburg. In fact, residents at this prestigious lifestyle resort have been reaping the rewards of an outdoors-oriented lifestyle since its launch two years ago, thanks to kilometres of track ideal for walking, running, horse riding and cycling. What’s more, the location of resistance equipment close to children’s play nodes means that parents can enjoy a workout without having to worry about what the kids are up to. Outdoor yoga and pilates classes are yet another option, great for those who prefer a more zen workout.
Then again, there are health benefits to be enjoyed simply from living at a parkland residence such as Steyn City, which boasts thousands of indigenous trees and shrubs. New residents have commented on this as a major feature which sets Steyn City apart from other gated communities.
“In designing Steyn City, we have tried very hard to include something for everyone, from the young to the young at heart,” comments Giuseppe Plumari, CEO of Steyn City Properties. “We have designed the Steyn City lifestyle to be one that promotes togetherness, family and a love of the outdoors, but which is also convenient.”
For more information, visit www.steyncity.co.za