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Big time fitness on Bcn beach

Outdoor gym. Urban training. However you think of it you'll find it aplenty down on the section of beach in Barcelona called Porto Olimpico (near the area hospital). It's a popular spot for physique enthusiasts. (Just don´t mistake it for annoying hipster crossfit. God, those people are passive-yuppie pretentious...not that I didn't consider it at one time.)

A month ago I started training here (and in parks) exclusively because I got fed up with the corporate-politically correct-girly man-gym culture. For me, the last straw landed when parents brought their little daughters inside the men's locker room & showers. Seriously, Spanish people, that's fucking gross. And since I couldn't change the policy I changed where I spent my time & money. Hello!
Muscle pit in Venice Beach, CA
Here are some advantages of this outdoor gym. I believe it's run by the city and they do a wonderful job of maintaining it: 

  • no gym membership!
  • no germaphobic rules
  • no fashionistas or dance club ambience
  • you can train shirtless
  • you can train barefoot 
  • you can use chalk
  • fresh air & sunshine
  • beautiful beach scenery
  • you're forced to develop core muscles & safe technique
  • people are happy to help you
  • no one's talking on his phone or reading The Economist
  • no obnoxious girls (only serious, fit ones!) 
  • lots of high, healthful, good energy
  • natural athletes with healthy-looking, strong bodies

got it!
No machines or weights...just lots of bars! The surface is shock-absorbing rubber.

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