If getting fit is on your to-do list but spending hours at the gym isn’t, there are some incredible and unique ways to up your fitness skills while having a little fun.
Here are a few unique ways to get and stay fit in Cape Town:
Boxing is not only a wonderful way to stay fit, but it’s even better for letting all your frustrations out. Cape Town is home to a number of incredible boxing gyms, so make sure you bring your A-game!
If the thought of spending hours in a gym sends shivers down your spine, then you’re in luck because the Mother City is overflowing with natural beauty. On the list of the many activities to sink your teeth into is kayaking. Spend your evenings giving your arms a workout as you watch the sun go down and the moon rise from behind rugged mountains. Or spend your afternoon searching for Cape Town’s adorable marine critters, including seals, dolphins and penguins. Kayak Cape Town and Atlantic Outlook are two kayaking operators to check out!
3. Outdoor yoga and wine
Fancy an hour of yoga while enjoying the rolling vineyards of the Durbanville Wine Valley? Canto Wines is a boutique winery located along the Durbanville Wine Route. Along with a range of incredible wines to check out when you visit, it also offers a monthly yoga class. Breath in the fresh air, hit the reset button, and end it off with a refreshing glass of MCC and a macaron.
4. Roller Derby
The last few years has seen an explosion in people rocking the retro quad rollerskates. Cape Town is home to a ton of cool sporting events, including those put on by Cape Town Roller Girls. Founded in 2012, its an all-womens derby league for roller skaters looking to flex their skills. Head to their website to find out how you can join one of the many teams available.
5. Padel Tennis
Padel is the new fitness craze and is aptly named that as it’s a mixure between squash and tennis. It can be played in groups of mixed ages and abilities as it is not dominated by strength, technique or serve. An important skill is match-craft, as points are won by strategy instead of by sheer strength and power. It is played mainly in a doubles format on an enclosed court, surrounded by walls of glass and metallic mash about a third of the size of a tennis court. The Bay Hotel is one spot that offers you the chance to play this sport.
Picture: Atlantic Outlook