May 13, 2015

The City As Workout: Hayes Valley

From the Daily Scot:

The removal of the Central Freeway in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighbourhood has gifted the city with new found urban space.  In addition to the pop-up retail containers on the corner of Hayes and Octavia Streets there is an outdoor gym of sorts, a series of obstacle courses and fitness challenges simply painted on the asphalt.


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“The Basic Training Pop-Up Fitness Hub” as it’s known, includes a workout wall, jumping station and open space for a range of activities all paid for through a fundraising campaign.  There is even an on-site equipment storage locker.



“You see a parking lot. We see a place where people from all walks of life can gather, move, and play with friends.”

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