The Coolest Outdoor Space
FARM FITNESS, ESSEX farmfitness.co.uk
Training outside is inherently better, isn’t it? Even compared to a well-appointed studio, it just feels a little more, well, real. PT Tom Kemp agrees. He was inspired to build his outdoor gym after labouring on the family farm and realising that there are more interesting ways to get ripped than by toiling on machines. His space in deepest Essex is kitted out with rings, ropes, tyres, sledgehammers and prowler sleds, alongside many of the usual accoutrements. Once you have flipped a 350kg tractor tyre, the recumbent bike will probably lose much of its appeal.
RUNNERS-UP The Yard at Rhino’s Gymnasium, Lincolnshire rhinosgymnasium.co.uk
This gym’s fees are just £30 per month. Its outdoor “yard” alone is worth it, with cars to deadlift and atlas stones to heave.
Brixton Street Gym, London blockworkoutfdn.org
Blending calisthenics with community, Block Workout’s gym is unfussy, yet challenges you to master real technique.
YOU’LL HARVEST REWARDS AT THIS OPEN-AIR GYM