Edmontonians turn to outdoor gyms and fitness parks during pandemic

Alonzo Osche

With on-again, off-again restrictions closing indoor fitness facilities, many Edmontonians are turning to the great outdoors for their workouts.

“I think this is a great space, but not a lot of people know about it yet,” Brianne Popowich says in between crunches. 

The third-year student is squeezing in a workout at the University of Alberta outdoor gym located in a green space on the edge of campus just off Saskatchewan Drive and 111th Street.

Popowich often uses the equipment here after a walk in the river valley. 

“It feels really good. I really like to get outside, with all the

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