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Working on your summer body? Here are seven unconventional ways to get fit in Malta
So, you signed up for a gym membership last January and have avoided going ever since? That’s a reality we’re all to familiar with.

Kim Vella

Lucky for you, Malta offers a plethora of ways of getting fit that don’t actually involve setting foot inside a gym.

That’s why today we’re listing our seven favourite unconventional ways of getting fit on the Maltese islands. Here we go!

1. Get your yoga on at the beach

Yoga with a view? Yes, please. 

This is the perfect way to fit in your morning stretch and get some fresh air all at one once. You could always bring a friend along to keep you company!

Riviera Beach is a good spot for some beach-side yoga, as it offers the stability of a concrete section. If you’re looking for an extra challenge, however, you could always place your mat right on the sand.

2. Work out at an outdoor gym

Given Malta’s generally favourable weather, an outdoor workout’s pretty much always on the cards.

There are countless outdoor gyms you can choose from. St Paul’s Bay got its very own kitted-out fitness park not too long ago, for example, courtesy of Bulletproof’s Project Robinhood. If that’s too far, check out the one in Sliema which also comes with a gorgeous view overlooking Exiles.

3. Go canoeing

Canoeing offers the best of both worlds, combining an arm workout and an idyllic sightseeing experience. This is the perfect workout for a hot summer’s day when you’re looking to hit two birds with one stone.

Paradise Bay offers some fantastic canoeing routes, brimming with gorgeous views of Gozo, Comino and a handful of hidden beaches. 

4. Spice up your daily run

Head onto your nearest sandy beach to kick your daily run up a notch – believe us when we say you’ll be panting in no time.

If you find yourself at Riviera Beach, challenge yourself to a couple of rounds up and down the stairs. That’s a sure-fire way to get your daily dose of cardio in.

5. Play a game of open-air basketball

Head to Ta’ Qali’s open-air basketball court and work on your running and aim. Bringing together a couple of friends for a full-on game is sure to get your blood pumping.

Afterwards, drive the short distance to Rabat and treat yourself to a Serkin pastizz – you know you deserve it!

 

6. Go for a swim

Malta’s currently going through a pretty cold spell, but that hasn’t really stopped some people from swimming.

Swimming could possibly be the most adaptable and least taxing way of getting fit for summer, so grab your goggles and dive in!

7. Ride your bike to work

It’s amazing how many different things you’ll notice when you’re biking to work instead of driving a car – apart from all that, this is a tried and tested way of getting fit.

Do be aware that this one does come with a huge disclaimer, as Malta’s roads can be pretty dangerous sometimes.

Will you be trying any of these out?

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8th April 2022


Kim Vella
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Kim Vella
A highly curious explorer always looking to find her next adventure. Kim loves sharing her experiences and what's happening on the Maltese Islands. When not writing, you’ll probably find her playing around with some clay or somewhere surrounded by trees. She's always up for listening to people's stories about anything to do with nature, a passion project or issue you feel needs tending to.

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