ALMATY – A new street workout site sponsored by the World Class Fitness Clubs chain opened Aug. 22 in Central Parkhere.
The first visitors have already tried the exercise and workout equipment. According to Max Team captain Valentin Labezki, the rubber coating is one of the main advantages of the new street workout complex.
“Because of the rubber floor people can workout barefoot. Another advantage is the equipment diversity – here you can find parallel bars, gym wall bars, parallel bars for chin-ups, climbing frames and a gymnastics complex. The whole site is pretty big, so I expect more people will be coming to the park to exercise. As we know, about 100,000 people in Kazakhstan do street workouts,” explained Labezki.
Managing Director of World Class Fitness Clubs Valikhan Ten said that a street workout championship will take place in the city next year.
“I would like to invite all street workout lovers to participate in the championship we are going to organise next year in Almaty. The competition will take place in the site opened earlier in the Mega Centre Alma-Ata shopping mall,” said Ten.
The new street workout site measures 400 square metres. According to the organisers, fitness instructors from World Class will organise master classes for all who are interested. Another street workout complex is expected to be opened soon in Mega Park Mall located between Seifullin and Makatayev streets. More workout sites are planned for construction in the Shakhristan and 29th district living complexes. Entrance to the street workout complex is free for locals and city guests.
Street workout was recognised as a sporting event in Kazakhstan last year. According to one of the organisers of the Street Sports Federation, Islam Badurgov, street workout is now actively supported by sports authorities in the country. Badugurov also said that street workout can become a professional kind of sport in the future and sportsmen will get the opportunity to make their hobby a lifetime bussines.