FULL FLEX: A member of an expensive gym located 200 meters from his home in Darlinghurst is regularly working out at North Bondi’s outdoor gym, for some reason.
With summer now in full swing, Dan Forsyth has been visiting the busy, under-equipped workout facility at Bondi Beach every day.
“I could just walk to Fitness First in Kings Cross I guess, but I prefer driving to Bondi,” he says. “It’s just a much better atmosphere here.”
Despite paying $100 a fortnight to access Fitness First’s state of the art gyms, he chooses to do chin ups on a steel bar wedged between two wooden poles.
“Sometimes I have to wait a bit for my turn to do chin ups,” he says. “But again, it’s really just the atmosphere. I find it really motivating.”
The 27 year old says he only visits the outdoor gym during peak times, despite having to spend up to 30 minutes looking for parking.
“Yeah parking at Bondi Beach is a bitch, I can admit that,” he says. “But it’s worth it. Come down and say hi if you can.”