San Diego is packed with amazing workout spots, perfect for those who want to make the most of everything that San Diego has to offer, whilst working on their fitness at the same time. From free fitness courses with some great workout stations to challenging hikes that allow you to get closer to nature, San Diego offers it all.
Morley Field Fitness Paracourse
Morley Field, at the south side of Balboa Park, has a two and a half mile fitness course, which the public are able to use free of charge. The course features 18 different workout stations, including push-ups, sit-ups, vault bars and log hops. They also offer the only public archery field in Southern California, as well as a bicycle track, a multi-sports field, a baseball diamond, a tennis court and a pool. With so much to offer, as well as plenty of parking for those who are driving in from further away, you are guaranteed a fun and varied workout.
Ramona Waterfall Hike
San Diego is full of gorgeous places to hike in nature, and the hike to Devil’s Punchbowl, a pool that a magnificent waterfall drops into, is considered to be one of the most dangerous in the county. After a 4.5 mile hike, that is estimated to take around 3 hours, you will reach the waterfall, surrounded by looming 75 foot cliffs. Here you have the chance to swim, not only cooling yourself off after the hike but also adding to your workout. There are many high ledges from which you can jump into the water, and also a rope swing to add to the fun. Depending on your fitness level, you can either take a trail that leads you to the pool, or another trail that takes you further up the mountain, to the top of the waterfall.
SparkCycle, in La Jolla, offers up an indoor cycling studio with a difference. They pair their state of the art equipment with high-energy music and visuals, giving you a sort-of dance class on wheels. Each session lasts for 45 minutes, and begins in darkness, with just the light of a few small electric candles. Then the fun lights come on, along with loud music that is synchronized to the ride, having everyone pedalling to the beat. Some songs even make use of weights which you carry, giving you a good workout in your shoulders and biceps as well.
Tecolote Shores Park
Although indoor fitness can be convenient and more comfortable, outdoor exercise equipment provides a playground of sorts for adults, and the one at Tecolote Shores Park, just off Mission Beach, provides some great equipment with some fantastic views of the San Diego Bay. In addition to their sets of pull-up bars, parallel bars and more, there are also sets of adult-sized monkey bars. All of the structures are placed on sand, meaning that you don’t need to worry about footwear. In addition to the exercise equipment, the park also offers water sports and many large multi-sport playing fields.
Whether you are wanting to organize an extra-special workout, or are just looking to spice up your daily workout routine, San Diego has plenty of exciting options available. In addition to the above, there are also plenty of gyms and fitness centers, offering a wide range of classes, enabling you to add even more variety to your workout.