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March 23rd, 2011
12:55 AM ET

Working Out – Outside

In an effort to help combat obesity, the city of Miami has installed outdoor gyms that anyone can use for free. What do you think of this idea - do you think it will encourage people who might not usually exercise to work out?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (317 Responses)
  1. Nicholas

    I think these outdoor gyms would be very helpful.It is good to lose some pounds and not just stay the same.

    March 23, 2011 at 1:03 am |
  2. cris

    i think it will a little bit work because the fat people will try out gymnastics, and realize that it's fun. but a good health is more than only gymnastic, your whole lifestyle must change. it could be bring you in a positive circle

    (i'm sorry for the grammar faults, i'm from holland)

    March 23, 2011 at 2:24 am |
  3. Roddick

    It sure will encourage people to excercise more. But my concern is that there may not be enough room for all the people that are willing to do so. We'll see.

    March 23, 2011 at 2:47 am |
  4. Rachel

    Hello I'm from South Korea. I think it would work because it is free, and with a warm sunlight and a special point that is a gym in outside, some of the peoples would want to challenge working out who didn't worked out yet.

    March 23, 2011 at 3:29 am |
  5. JJ

    Think about it. IF your already congest about your body indoors what makes you think FAT people want to show skin outdoors? Waste of money.

    March 23, 2011 at 4:12 am |
  6. Jerica

    If obese people did not excercise in their past, it doesn't mean that they will, just because of a new outdoor gym newly installed. I think that the city of Miami should encourge obese people in a more active way, such as holding a campaign periodically, not just leaving the outdoor gym for themselves. Upon their past performence, they would not be able to control themselves concerned with obesity. So, there must be professional supervisors to help them get out of it.

    March 23, 2011 at 4:13 am |
  7. Chase

    I think its a great idea but people often don't respect the things the community does for them.

    March 23, 2011 at 4:37 am |
  8. Bo oun.

    Yes. It's free and everyone can use it. We have outdoor gyms just like this in Korea and lots of people use it. So I think it will encourage people to exercise a lot.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:11 am |
  9. Ray

    Yes, I think it will encourage more people to work out because if they have more facilities in the open, people will become curious and may want to try them out. For example, when our school made a new playground, it encouraged students to exercise and play there instead of just sitting in the classroom playing cards or cell phone games.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:22 am |
  10. Gillian

    Yes, definitely. They are outside and free, who wouldn't want that. The people who cant buy a gym membership now is there chance to get fit.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:33 am |
  11. nathaniel

    It determines on if people will keep on using the equipment. Or if they will just forget about the equipment.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:46 am |
  12. nathaniel

    It depends on if people will keep on using the equipment. Or if they will just forget about the equipment.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:47 am |
  13. juliet

    I think you should do it outside.
    Because if you do it outside you will have fresh air.And if you will get
    healther and get encouragement so you can run and get your goal

    March 23, 2011 at 6:52 am |
  14. Ben

    It really depends on the person. If someone doesn't like to work out, then this won't change their minds. Some people don't like to be in gyms, and this is just a gym without walls.

    Again, it just all depends on personal preference.

    March 23, 2011 at 7:01 am |
  15. Even

    It might but it will still take the person to go outside. Also it will also encourage people who already exercise to use a different routine.

    March 23, 2011 at 7:37 am |
  16. payton

    i believe that it all depends on the people are they willing to get out there and work out.

    March 23, 2011 at 7:50 am |
  17. Mingok

    i think it's great to have outdoor gyms because of all the exercise the people of Miami could get. In Korea, they also have outdoor gyms. I been there and i know the feeling that exercising outside is better than good.

    March 23, 2011 at 7:54 am |
  18. Marabelle

    I think its great idea to working out outside Because its helps people to lose weight and get healther.

    March 23, 2011 at 8:05 am |
  19. Mecca

    I think a lot of people won't use the gyms.
    most people aren't using gyms that are inside. What is going to make people use the outside gyms more then inside gyms?

    March 23, 2011 at 8:10 am |
  20. Richard

    I agree with the new outside gyms.
    It is warmer outside.
    The Hotter it is outside the more you will sweat.
    Sweating a lot will help you lose weight.

    March 23, 2011 at 8:11 am |
  21. justin

    i think that the out door gym in Miami would be a good idea because people could workout and after cool off in the water.

    March 23, 2011 at 8:54 am |
  22. Nick

    I think it is a good Benefit. People will get to work out, and enjoy the sun, whats better than that? I love having fun outside in warm weather. This is an opportunity. I think its great! It also makes it better since its free, but what about several different people using work out machines? I hope they have hand sanitizer prepared.

    March 23, 2011 at 8:54 am |
  23. John

    I think that it might not encourage the people there because most of those kind of people usually don't care about new gym opening.

    March 23, 2011 at 8:58 am |
  24. stephan

    i think that the outdoor gym in Miami would be a good idea.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:00 am |
  25. symone

    i think its a very good idea because if you live in Miami, and you have all that beautiful weather there why waste it by going to the gym inside. but if you have a gym outside people and works might be reluctant to keep it clean.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:01 am |
  26. Timothy

    Yes, I Think this is ideal since the USA is mostly OBESE. Man i wish they would do that up north. Why is Miami SO OBESE? It is pose to be the party city.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:03 am |
  27. Arturo

    I´m Arturo, from Spain.
    Florida has plenty of sunny days in a year. If you don´t exercise at least twice a week any public policie won´t encourage you to do physical activity. It´s a matter of personal commitment. Imagine what woul you do I you lived in Alaska.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:06 am |
  28. Danielle

    I think this will encourage people to exercise because they don't have to go inside a gym. They can stay outside in the sun and work out for free. Hopefully they will put out a lot of exercise machines so that it won't be too crowded.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:08 am |
  29. Michael

    I do not think this plan will work because if people won't go to a gym to work out in comfortable conditions, they definitely won't work out in the hot sun. They will continue to eat fried chicken and donuts while watching tv.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:10 am |
  30. Anonymous

    Whoever came up with that idea should come here.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:11 am |
  31. Joey

    I belive that the out door gym will encurage the people who wanna go work out. Most of the people who get big are the people who eat alot some people might be more willing to cut back on there food rather than going to go work out. Most people dont feal right going to a public place working out with other people. I belive the thing the obesity people need the most is encurage met to push and reach there go of losing weight

    March 23, 2011 at 9:14 am |
  32. logen

    i thnik that this will help people workout because like other people they cant resist not working out for free

    March 23, 2011 at 9:16 am |
  33. Kaitlin

    I do not think that obese people will work out using the free equipment set up outside in Miami. I think this for several reasons:
    1. If they are obese, they won't want to work out in such a public atmosphere.
    2. The equipment will require maintenance and if it is not kept up with or if it is vandalized, it will turn into a junky mess.
    3. Obese people will struggle to work out in the hot sun. Discounts at local gyms with air conditioning would be more realistic.
    4. Sidewalks have existed for years. If people haven't taken advantage of them to use for running and walking, they are not going to start exercising now.
    The outdoor, free gyms are a good attempt at trying to help fix the obesity problems, but I do not think it will be an effective solution.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:18 am |
  34. John

    I think that the people will be greatly sffected by the gym because they can use the gym for free. They can also spend their time in the gym when they have free times.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:22 am |
  35. Kellin

    I would certainly go to the gym if it was free. And it is a great idea, it will allow people to save money and allow them to get fit.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:25 am |
  36. Austin

    i think that it would be good to get some free work outs without having to pay at a regular gym. i also think that if I lived in Miami i would be using that outdoor gym 24/7

    March 23, 2011 at 9:29 am |
  37. Brance

    I think they would if they liked being outside instead of inside. They might also use it because it is free and who does not like free things?

    March 23, 2011 at 9:34 am |
  38. Dustin

    I think outside gyms would help people start to work out. Because if people areing going on walks and sees a gym outside they are mostly to stop and see whats it is all bout

    March 23, 2011 at 9:36 am |
  39. robert

    It will work because the sun will make them sweat even more with the sun being out and all.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:40 am |
  40. Alexis

    I think it will. The percentage of people working out inside is very low, but the chances of someone working outside for free has a really big percentage to people. TI think it has a larger percentage because they can't get as distracted as they usually would if they were working inside.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:53 am |
  41. Andrew

    Yes I think that working out outside is a good idea. I think it is a good idea because who wants to be cramped up in a gym exercising on a beautiful and warm day when they can exercise outside.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  42. Emily

    I feel people might be more willing to workout if it's outside and free. some people on the other hand wont because they didn't in the first place. if it's outside people would also be more likely be reminded to loose weight.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:56 am |
  43. Ashley

    I think that it is a good idea. I think it might actually work by at the least 20% of Miami will be encouraged to use it because some people are to lazy to go to a gym and they rather drive to the beach but if there is exercise stuff there they might think ( well since i'm here i might as well)

    March 23, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  44. Brea

    I think it is a good idea. One of our nearby towns has outdoor equipment along our walking trail. Just because it sounds like a good idea doesn’t always mean it is. The ones who choose not to work out do that for a reason and that reason being they don’t want to. So why would they want to do it outside if they don’t even want to inside? Also there are some people who don’t want to work out on something that several other people have probably sweated on...

    March 23, 2011 at 10:11 am |
  45. John

    I think that there are better ways to spend funds than on an outdoor gym. I also think that the only people to use this excersice park would be ones that were into working out. If the average person won't go to the park to walk their dog, why would they go to an oudoor gym? Even though it may be free, what is it costing the community if no one uses it?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:21 am |
  46. maddie

    I think personaly that it is a good idea to put gyms outside because most people like to be outside and if you enjoy being outside you will probally like excrising outside in the beautiful park. But also i think it is a bad idea because if a little kid thinks the gym is a playground and starts splaying with it and proubaly will get hurt.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:34 am |
  47. zack

    Working out is kool and if people like working out whats the problem working out side i would say its pretty much the same thing. except the sun will be hitting you and guessing by the heat of the sun it will bother people trying to lift weights. people would also like to prefer worlking in side. every person is different some liek to work out outside some inside.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  48. Richard

    I think this is a good idea because a lot of people can't afford to go to gyms, so this might be a valuable opportunity for the people who want to be fit. I think this will encourage people to exercise and become more enthusiastic about being fit. They should put these outdoor gyms everywhere, not just in Miami.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:38 am |
  49. Cece

    I think its very encouraging to have people work out that usually don't. People are getting healthier while being able to enjoy the fresh air and nature outside. Maybe it would even encourage other states to put it in theirs too.. Then everyone would be healthy

    March 23, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  50. Gabriella

    I think that people would use the outdoor gyms because when you see other people woking out and getting fit it makes you want to look better. Especiall if it son a beach because people always want to look good for the beach.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  51. Chelse

    I think that the idea for the outside gym mite be a bad one. Because some people mite be embarassed to work out at gyms ,witch mite make it even worst to work out in publice. But it mite work for some people who like to work out but dont have money to have a member ship to work out at a gym.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  52. Patrick

    This idea is great it not only gets people in shape its free. Most families or a person cant afford to workout at a gym or even at the recreation center .

    March 23, 2011 at 10:46 am |
  53. Megan

    I think it is a very good idea because when people look good they feel good. Having outdoor workout places is no cost which people like. So i think that it will encourage people to get out and get active.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:48 am |
  54. Carlos

    I think it will work because people need to know that you dont have to work out inside to lose weight

    March 23, 2011 at 10:48 am |
  55. N'kayla

    I think it will work because when people see other people working out it should motivate them to get into shape!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:48 am |
  56. Micaela

    Its good. If you were walking to the store and saw some free equipment outside in a park wouldnt you want to try it out? I know i would. It will help a lot also because it is free people will more likely do it.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:48 am |
  57. Blake

    I didn't think that Florida was the fatest state in the U.S. , but yeah i think they should have it out side cause you would get hotter/ warm. therefore you get more exercise and loss a lot more weight. I think the whole U.S. should have it in the summer too so the U.S. can loss some WEIGHT TOO!!.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:51 am |
  58. Rocio

    Naw Becuase Then Everyone Would Be Lookin At Yuh

    March 23, 2011 at 10:52 am |
  59. Jerry

    I think that it is a great idea because many people cannot afford the gym and this offers a free alternative to fitness. So in my opinion, ... YES I think it will encourage people to work out.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:53 am |
  60. Eliza

    I think it's a good idea and that it will work 🙂 😉

    March 23, 2011 at 10:53 am |
  61. rozlyn

    i think its a great way to exercise and could give some people the modivation that they need. but i can also be dangerous for some people. with it gettin hotter in the year more people have the chance of having a heat stroke while exercising. but if there are people helping and/or working with the people,like trainers,then thats even better because you have people helping you out if you're struggling and you have the equipment you need 24/7 without having to pay membership fees or anything like that. so just adding my opinion here. bye:)

    March 23, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  62. Anna & Katie

    It would motivate them to get outside more, but depending on where they live they won't be able to exercise outside all year long.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:17 am |
  63. Matt

    I think that it's great that they're trying to get people active. It's also cool that they made it outside so people can go there for free and not worry about having to pay for a gym membership. So overall that's pretty cool.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:20 am |
  64. garrett

    I think that doing a free outside gym is a really good idea because it can possibly encourage people to work out and loose weight.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:20 am |
  65. kayla

    i think it will just beause it may not be as hot in a acualy jym and some people like outside better but then again some people may be ashame of there body and wont want to go outside at all because they might think the'll get mad fun of.so i think its both encourageing and not so encoureging

    March 23, 2011 at 11:22 am |
  66. Riku

    I think that would be a great idea because people would not be scared to go there and start to work out and have people around them that will have the chance to change how they look and their way of eating. The people will be able to work out without any money being wasted on a gym membership.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  67. danial

    I feel that this will help people want to work out because its outdoors and its free. So when there is good weather people will have an urge to go outside and work out.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  68. christopher

    i think that it might work because if people are going for a walk or gust sitting awround they will work out of fell like they should

    March 23, 2011 at 11:24 am |
  69. Haley

    I think people will be less motivated to, because they wont want people to judge them while they workout. They would also not want to go all the way down to the place just to work out.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:24 am |
  70. Brandon

    I do thing it would work becouse I have lived in by miami the only thing I was allowed to do was go to the beach but there was not much to do but with this. Maybe more "insiders" will come out to work out.Thats what I think

    March 23, 2011 at 11:24 am |
  71. De'Auni

    I dont think that just because obesity is usual that obese people should have to work out in the open. If its a hot sunny day and they don't have a lot of energy that's going to be a situation because they could have a serious pass out. then what can they exactly nothing but wonder should we go with this?

    March 23, 2011 at 11:25 am |
  72. Manuel

    yes! its perfecto 🙂 no pay cool outside even cooler i would go would you carl but whoever thought of this must be a very smart person and carl if you thought of this your a genius as always. -Manuel

    March 23, 2011 at 11:26 am |
  73. Daniel

    I do not think that this would help get people to exercise. People who are obese most likely do not care about going outside, or walking outside. I do think that having this gym outside would encourage a small population of people, but not enough to actually make a difference.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:27 am |
  74. Gisselle

    I think it's a great idea, but i'm not saying they are the top obesity states. I think it's a good idea just to keep the people healthy and stronger. I think it will encourage people who usually are not used to working out as much in daily life, especially when it's nice out in Florida and the breeze will feel good.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  75. Darian

    I think it's a good idea, because if you're already outside, walking around on the beach, why not work out? I think the weather, and the people watching and the changing scenery is a lot more motivating than some packed and predictable 24 Hour Fitness company building staring at a wall.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:30 am |
  76. Rachel

    It could work but it could not because people want to work-out without money problems but just because you don't have to pay it dose not mean people will start going to it. Also if its free how are they going to keep the gym from getting closed.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:32 am |
  77. Mollay

    I think that the outdoor gyms will encourage people to work out, especially because they are free. Almost all gyms cost money to use, and most are very expensive. So people who can't afford to be a member of a gym, or just don't want to spend the money, can use it. It is also more accessible, people can just come and go as they wish.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:44 am |
  78. Mr. Navis & Ms. Rispo's Section 76

    Hey Carl,

    We talked about this question in our science class. Here's what our students thought:
    13 students thought that this was a pretty good idea and something we should do here in Philly.
    2 other students thought that the money could be spent on other things.
    (The rest abstained from answering.)

    Have a great day,

    Mr. Navis & Ms. Rispo's Section 76

    March 23, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  79. Allyson

    Why would it make a difference to work outside rather than inside? I myself would be more inclined to work inside because by passers could see you work out, judging you. So, while working outside, your basically putting yourself on display. Working outside, there is also no air-conditioned and Miami is hot in the summer, so I would also rather be in an air-conditoned judge-free environment.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:54 am |
  80. Brayden

    It is no honor to have the distinction of being the "fattest" city in the USA, but hopefully it will help to have the outdoor gyms. In all honesty though, elderly people go there to retire, and if they have been fat their whole lives, they are not going to change now. By the way, who has the title of "thinnest" city in the USA? Just wondering....

    March 23, 2011 at 11:57 am |
  81. Koshon

    I think it is a good idea because there is a lot of overweight people in Miami. They also may not have a lot of money. It can also encourage them into working out. I think it is a good idea and I also think that many people will use the outside gym. Many people are already using it. I think it will be a success.

    March 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
  82. Samantha

    No. I think that the people that usually work out will continue to work out and make good use of the equipment. People that don't usually work out probably won't be tempted to just because it's an outdoor gym. Would you? Working out outside would probably be less tempting than working out inside because there is no air conditioner. It would be really hot outside the entire time you're working out. If someone did go outside to try the outdoor gym, they probably wouldn't work out for that long either. I don't think that this outdoor gym is a good way to encourage people to work out.

    March 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  83. Alexis ( :

    I honestly think it depends on a person's personality, because if you're the kind of person that doesn't care what people think of you, then you'd probably rather stay home and watch television and eat some ice cream. If you're the kindf of person that cares about your figure and what people think of you, you'd probably think it's a great deal to work out– outside in the beautiful weather, for free.

    March 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
  84. Isaiah

    i think this is a horrible idea because when you work out inside you can be im ac and stay cool when you are hot from working out outside you overheat faster i dont know why people think its a good idea when sickness is so big right now and outside is the perfect place for bactirea

    March 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
  85. Zachary

    Dear Carl Azus at CNN Student News:

    It would be a bad idea because Florida gets lots of rain and most of the hurricanes that go though the Gulf of Mexico. So as of the outside gym everything would rust and it would be a electric hazard.

    Sincerely,
    Zachary

    March 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
  86. santo

    I think this is a great idea! Sometimes people don't work out because they don't have the time or money to. Well now they've got no excuse, since they are outside people could just put in a couple reps on the way to or from work, maybe start planning to leave earlier or get home later. Plus since it’s free you don't have to worry about payments or a membership or anything like that. These outdoor gyms do need to be watched though by police or someone, vandals could have a real heyday with exercise stuff just sitting around outside. If these gyms have adequate protection, I say it’s a great idea and I think it will encourage some people to work out more.

    March 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  87. haomiao

    In my city, eastern China we have dozens of materials set up by local government for people. When I was young, I liked working out with those stuffs. So, I think the US government should do the same!

    March 23, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  88. Mackenzie

    Most people that are overweight just don't have the motovation that fit people do. It's a great idea but it's not going to attract much more than young, skinny, and in shape people.

    March 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
  89. Taliah

    Maybe!. It's a really good idea to put these gyms outside. It will get people who have never been in a gym to work out. And from what i saw, It's right by a BEACH! so you can cool off when your done!

    March 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
  90. Amber

    I think that the outdoor gyms were a good idea to decrease obesity because people who don't work out will have a free chance to go outside, get fresh air, and exercise. People that need exercise might just realize that they should exercise because it is important. I think that there should be outdoor exercise opportunities for most people in the world. People will be fit and healthy.

    March 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
  91. Guffey

    This is the best idea ever! Who would turn down the FREE opportunity to improve his or her physique? Although it may not spark an interest in everyone, there will still be many who would take advantage of the free equipment. There are a lot of people who neglect their bodies because they don't have the time or money to go to the gym. This creates a huge opportunity for people to make big changes in their lifestyles.

    March 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  92. kevin

    I think its a good idea because some people don't have jobs. I think those people really want to be helpful.I think it will improve the enconomy.Carl Azuz what do you think???????????

    March 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
  93. Samantha

    I don't think and outdoor gym is a good idea because there would be no air conditioning, the equipment would probably get ruined, and people would much rather prefer a free indoor gym.

    March 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  94. Victor

    I think the outdoor gyms will allow people who cannot afford their own equipment to be able to work out. People who are bored can take a walk down to the fitness tools and exercise, so yes, it will allow people to work out who normally don't work out. But I think that the equipment will get damaged or ruined by kids who have no consideration eventually.

    March 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  95. Miley

    I don't think it is a good idea because if they are fat then they might not be comfortable working out outside when they are fat because a lot of people can be really mean.And tell you the truth I get very nervous in front of people how do you think all the other people feel.

    March 23, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  96. Christian

    I think that this is a very good idea, as it is free it may encourage many more people to work out.

    March 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  97. Panda

    I think it will not work because if it is too hot then people will not want to work out. If it is cold people will not want to work out.

    March 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
  98. William

    This idea is wonderful because many people can enjoy outside while working out. But the real reason its good is because people wont have to be pay anything. Its FREE!!! People enjoy going to the gym but hate to pay for a membership. If it was me in Florida, ill take advantage of this oppertunity and do my best.

    March 23, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  99. Bella

    Maybe, If someone who is a bit over weight walks by one of these out side gyms and think "I wish i could be healthier" then it might inspire them to go outside and workout.

    March 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
  100. Elizabeth

    I went to Miami for spring break. I think this will work!!!!!!!!

    March 23, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  101. Christina

    I don't believe the outdoor gyms will assist in getting these people to exercise. When these gyms are outside they are exposed to many people, weather changes, and someone many not want to advertise to everyone walking on the beach that they are working out.

    March 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  102. jacob

    I dont think it will help.The reason they were over weight in the first place was because they were to lazy to get up and go outside.

    March 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  103. Stone

    No! I do not think that the out side gyms will work. I think that because it’s going to be to hot and if the people wanted to get fit they would of in an indoor gym a long time ago.

    March 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  104. Claudia

    Brillant idea! I know adults love warm weather and saving money, combine them and it's perfect. I am wondering though who pays for the equipment?

    March 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  105. Zachary

    I think it will work because Florida has great weather, especially Miami. It's a great way to get some excercise and have fun in the sun.

    March 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  106. Will

    I think the outside gyms will work because they're free so people won't have to pay for memberships to excercise clubs.

    March 23, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  107. Karina

    I think this will work in a way. I think that people who don't normally go to the gym will stop if the gym is outdoors and work out for a little while. I don't think, however, that it will completely solve things because they will not want to go everyday or stay for a long time; they still won't just turn into fanatics about gym. It may work in the long run because people will spend maybe 3 hours a week at the gym and in the long run that may help them slowly lose weight.

    March 23, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  108. Taber

    Well it depends. Some people don't like to work out where everyone can see them but on the other hand some people are just show offs who want to show off there abs. I'm not saying its such a bad idea but why build something you can only use in the south take Maine for instance could you imagine people in snowsuits working out, outside in 3feet of snow? It may work down south but whats the point of something you can't use everywhere?

    March 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  109. Cali

    I think that a out door gym is a great idea especially for people who cant afford a member ship at a local gym, considering that there is over 63.1% of adults are obese I agree that this is a good heathy way to get in shape.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm |
  110. Molly

    If people work out in the gym that is outside, they might not use it because they would be embarrassed, because it is public, or because it can get very hot outside in FL. In inside gyms, there is more air conditioning and it is not as public. People could use it because it is free, but there should be free indoor gyms.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:17 pm |
  111. Hector

    The idea of a free outdoor gym will encourage people to excericise, but, only for a few weeks because they won't make a commitment. It doesn't matter how many ammenities a gym has, some people just can't make a commitment to excercise.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
  112. Erika

    In accordance to the weather in Miami, the work out equipment that they have placed outside may motivate men and women to get out and exercise when they might not otherwise do so. The fact that they could get in a work out while spending a day on the beach with family and friends and not have to pay a gym club fee could motivate people less fortunate to exercise because it's free. Overall? I think this is a great thing to help fight obesity in America, and this service should be provided across the United States.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
  113. Ashley

    I think yes, it will help becuase people always enjoy doing stuff on the beach, and if they are out on the beach or near it, while they are working out they can see the beach. And then they won't have to drive to places inside, just go outside to the beach! Then after they can go for a swim in the ocean and get more excercise!

    March 23, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
  114. toniqwah

    I think that outdoor gyms will be a positive thing because,people seeing other people working outdoors on the gyms may help them get motivated to exercise. I also think this could be a negative thing because, many people may feel intimidated by all the thinner and stronger people.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
  115. Rachel

    I think it's a good, and bad idea... because first of all they don't have to pay which keeps the money problems to aside, and it's better to work-out outside so there's more space, and your not in a room with everyone's body heat... so you won't get dehydrated, but also it would be very hot, with the sun out and all, and with all the working-out your doing you'll get lazy, because your getting hot and want to cool off....

    March 23, 2011 at 9:45 pm |
  116. Adrian

    I think it's a good idea because some people may be overweighted and have heart failure or something like that we need to inspire people to do exercise.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
  117. Cruz

    I think it would work only if people would get motivated to get up and work out.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm |
  118. kristy

    I Think it depends on the kids situation. If they really want it ,hey it free and they get up. Others may feel insicure about going. In addition they could be use for hang out if enough people came and maybe they'd work out.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
  119. rose

    I personally think it could go either way... it could encourage them if they dont have much money, or it could not change a thing. I believe that It could give them a second thought about going out to eat and not burning it off.

    March 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm |
  120. Vik

    I think that the outdoor gyms will work because they are free and people tend to work out in places where they don't need to pay. Also, there are outdoor gyms in China and Japan, one of the reasons why the people there are extremely slim.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  121. jamie

    I dont think it will because if they wanted to exercise they wouldn't need high-tech machines to help them but it could help out a little bit! I guess!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  122. Daniel

    I think that this outdoor gym will not promote more working out. However, even though the cost is free, I don't think that it will get people to get off of those couches and go work out with no air conditioning. Also, I would be on the fence to choose between working out while everybody else walks by staring or sitting at home, watching T.V.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  123. zach

    yes but if its cold,woudln't you want a inside one?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  124. Zeida

    I think people who feel comfortable with their body will go but the people who don't feel comfortable with their body will be embarrassed to go.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  125. Marcos

    I think it's a great idea for the convinence. The Miami beach is great, so all the people who usually go there can now work out for a while. Plus they're free which makes exercising a fun activity everyone can participate in.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  126. Khalil and Lexie

    Some people may take advantage of this outdoor gym but not enough to make difference. Habits are Habits they do not change unless one is determined.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
  127. Claire

    Whenever people go to the gym they get hot; air conditioning is a necessity. But outside under the sun in Miami it can get hot and unfortunately mother nature does not supply her own air conditioning. That is a set back, but because it is free, no membership required, i think that more people will be willing use it while they're out.

    March 23, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
  128. Molly

    I think that this is a creative idea and it sounds eficient. It would save people the cost of a gym membership which might be one thing keeping them from excersising. You'd be getting fresh air too! The only thing I wonder about is what will happen when it rains?

    March 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
  129. Tate

    I think that there will be some people that will use it more because it is free, however since it is outside I don't think people will want to use it because they don't want other people to watch them working out.

    March 24, 2011 at 12:18 am |
  130. Alaynah

    i think it is not a good idea because of i think you can excorsize without free gyms in missuri i work out on my own.

    March 24, 2011 at 12:22 am |
  131. don

    yes because some people cant afford to go to a gym or an expinsive diet. so bringing a free gym to the people will make it much easier on the person/people.

    March 24, 2011 at 12:43 am |
  132. Julia

    It could work: working out outside, especially near beautiful scenery is more enjoyable than in a stuffy room but at the same time, everyone can see you. So for those people who are uncomfortable with their bodies or are trying to lose weight, this could be an embarassing experience. It can go either way: but I think that its mostly a positive thing. Think about it: would you rather work out in a stuffy room with a bunch of mirrors or in the beautiful outdoors, with the breeze in your hair, and the beach right at hand? A bit more interesting and fun, right?

    March 24, 2011 at 12:54 am |
  133. Hayden

    It is a good thing because when you can't afford a merbership you can go there plus it is outside where you can get fresh air as you workout.

    March 24, 2011 at 12:54 am |
  134. Lisa

    There are already outdoor gyms in other countries, like here in South Korea. However, I don't think they would work because firstly, if people go on a schedule, bad weather would not let them work out. Secondly, I think people would try it out once or twice then ignore it.

    March 24, 2011 at 2:47 am |
  135. Avery

    I think the outside gyms will help because they can enjoy the sun, workout, and it's all for free.

    March 24, 2011 at 3:29 am |
  136. megan

    i just hope the people that survie is ok.

    March 24, 2011 at 7:24 am |
  137. Skyler

    No. I think people would like to exercise inside, because most people don't want to be exposed to the sun to long.And the benifits of having a place to exercise inside is that you'll have air conditioning.

    March 24, 2011 at 7:38 am |
  138. Robby

    i think it will encourage people to workout because free equimpment so you can wrk out almost everyday for free so people mite so i really think it is a good idea to have an outside gym!!!!!!!!!!

    March 24, 2011 at 7:43 am |
  139. Binie

    I think it will work quite well. 'Cause first, it's free. So people can usually use it without money problem. Second, people can work out in the warm sunlight. So it'll feel fresh when you're outside and exercise.

    March 24, 2011 at 7:59 am |
  140. Caitlin

    I think it might because in the outdoor gym its free and most indoor gyms you have to pay, so i think most of the reason is that people don't want to pay the money to work out inside.

    March 24, 2011 at 8:07 am |
  141. Jasmine

    It might encourage some people to start working out, but the people who will probably use it the most are the people that already work out so they can enjoy the weather while they work out and not pay for a membership at an indoor gym.

    March 24, 2011 at 8:28 am |
  142. Emily

    No I do not. If people don't want to exercise in their own place, why would they want to in the heat with so many other people?

    March 24, 2011 at 9:07 am |
  143. John

    I think that there are better ways to spend funds than on an outdoor gym. I also think that the only people to use this excersice park would be ones that were into working out. If the average person won't go to the park to walk their dog, why would they go to an oudoor gym? Even though it may be free, what is it costing the community if no one uses it?

    March 24, 2011 at 9:30 am |
  144. jaylyn

    i think people will want to go to the gym outside becase it is free and people like free things

    March 24, 2011 at 9:33 am |
  145. Josh

    The work out gym be a good Idea to be outside because I work out in the nice sunny day be fun and wind to cool you off durning a work out. if I see work out gym on a work I would use it to get strong and lose weight quicker as well.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:35 am |
  146. caleb

    i think thats a real good idea, and yes more people who dont work out
    should try it.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:42 am |
  147. Mia

    i think it will help people lose weight which will help in our society. This will help mentaly and help encourage us to exercise more and lose weight.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:43 am |
  148. Isaac

    I dont think so because most of the people who do need to be working out are overweight. For some people if a gym was outside and public some people might be embarrased to work out in front of ALL BYSTANDERS

    March 24, 2011 at 9:44 am |
  149. Lauren

    I think this is a good idea because maybe some people didn't go to the gym because they could not afford it so i think it's good that they are outside and free.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  150. Chanel

    I dont know if it's really going to help any because of how hot it is. I know that sometimes when its to hot outside I dont even want to step foot outside so I think its very unlikely for an obese person to want to go and work out outside let alone inside.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  151. Paul

    It may and may not. I think that, since its free, people who have wanted to work out, but haven't been able to pay for a gym or anything, will want to use it. Its a pretty good idea.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:47 am |
  152. Cody

    I think this is a great idea for people to work out outside in stead of inside, cause if you think of it, would you rather be in side were it gets super hot, and its really cool outside so what would you do. 🙂

    March 24, 2011 at 9:48 am |
  153. Alyssa

    i honestly don't think it will affect people if they work out inside or out . Besides , if people are outside just walking around , why would you want to work out infron of people ? I think that would be a little bit embarassing .

    March 24, 2011 at 9:48 am |
  154. Estefania

    I think it will because if the they see and know that is will be there they will probably go there often.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:48 am |
  155. Hannah

    I don't think that this will encourage people to work out becuse they would have to deal with the temperature outside right at that moment. I know that I would rather go to an indoor gym with air-conditioning. I don't know, maybe someone would rather go outside and get really hot and really sweaty with the sun glaring in their eyes while they are working out rather than go into a air-conditioned gym where there is no sun to glare in your eyes.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:49 am |
  156. austin

    i think that this is a great idea so pepole can drop the whiegt

    March 24, 2011 at 9:49 am |
  157. Jacob

    I don't think that we should do that I think that the parents should have the responsibilyty to wake up there child, or for there brothers or sisters to wake them up I don't think that we should call them and wake them up

    March 24, 2011 at 9:49 am |
  158. Jerran

    Yes I do think it will help because some people who run are looking for a gym but dont know where one is. Also if you see a gym right their next to you wont you feel the temptation to work out

    March 24, 2011 at 9:49 am |
  159. Katherine

    Absolutely! I think so many people dont go to the Gym beacause they feel confined and don't like the other people at the Gym! If it was outside and free... that would cut American Obesity in half!

    March 24, 2011 at 9:49 am |
  160. Laura

    I think its a bad idea and a good idea . It's a good idea because people who like going outside . But other people don't like going outside because its to Hot or to Cold .

    March 24, 2011 at 9:50 am |
  161. charles

    i think it better more people will wont stay outside

    March 24, 2011 at 10:07 am |
  162. phillip

    i think they should FORCE people to work out

    March 24, 2011 at 10:53 am |
  163. Jordan :)

    i think thats a great idea. you get to enjoy what a beautiful day it is while you get healtier!!!

    March 24, 2011 at 10:54 am |
  164. Leslly

    Yes i think this would be helpful to those that acually need to be more active.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:54 am |
  165. reed

    i think this will help get the obesity level down they just need to put them in more areas that are visted and put them in all states

    March 24, 2011 at 10:54 am |
  166. Madison

    I think it will encouragepeople to work out because it is free. It will also be better to work out outside since Miami has such nice weather

    March 24, 2011 at 10:55 am |
  167. stephanie

    i think that people should do that because it probuly relly help some people who like the out doors.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:55 am |
  168. Kailey

    I think it is a good idea because most people would rather exercise outside because what if there is a day where the weather is nice and you want to exercise outside well with the local exercise place you can and for free at that.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:56 am |
  169. Alex

    i think peplet will yous it but i dont know .

    March 24, 2011 at 10:56 am |
  170. Ben

    I think it will not encourage people to work out because they have things to do and places to go and are probably too busy to take the time to workout.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:56 am |
  171. Matthew

    I don't know if new people will work out, but i think many of the peple who do will go there. Would you have to go to a gym that isn't free or a gym outside that is free. Come on free exercise!!! Depending on how many are made, the gyms might go out of buisness.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:56 am |
  172. Cailey

    I think that they should install out door gyms everywhere that way you wont have to pay toget into a gym and maybe you can communicate with others more than you would in a regular gym.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:57 am |
  173. Taylor

    I think that this is a great idea becuase making it free to work out will hopefully encorage people to work out

    March 24, 2011 at 10:57 am |
  174. Madyson

    I don't think so because if they don't usually work out as it is then why should a outdoor gym motivate them to go when it would probably be about 70-90 degrees. No one would want to sweat in 70-90 dregree wheather.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:04 am |
  175. zaria

    i think that, that is a very good idea and that people will maybe start working out or workout more than they already did and that people in the world won't be as obese as they are

    March 24, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  176. Jayven

    I think that if a lot of people started exercising in the outside gym then more and more people will start going.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  177. Raul

    I think it's a great idea and that people should really get out there and excercise more often insted of staying inside and getting lazy all day long.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  178. clark

    I think this will help some people exersize more but it will not effect all people. Some people like the indoor gyms because the sun dosent burn you and there is air conditioning to kepp you cool. But on the other hand it is free to go to the outdoor park so people that dont have enough money for a gym membership can go without paying.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:08 am |
  179. pam

    I think that it will incueg pepol.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:09 am |
  180. porter

    i think that people should work out so that you can be healthy.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:10 am |
  181. santanna

    well i think that people should be let outside because if they get hot then they get sweaty. Outside would be better for people to work outside because they can get some air.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:30 am |
  182. Will

    I think this is a good idea. If it doesn't cost anything people may be more inclined to become less obese

    March 24, 2011 at 11:33 am |
  183. anna

    if people with go outside and get active, i guess it's better than not at all.people today are getting to obese these days.if doing workout outside is what it takes then thats what we'll do.

    March 24, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
  184. MONIQUE

    I think it would but I wouldn't do it because people should think as themselves as beautiful in their own way and not what people think about them.

    March 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
  185. Ashlyne

    I think obesity is a common problem for most people not only in Miami, but in other states, continents, and places around the world, since Obesity is a health issue most people are dealing with right now, that Outdoor Gyms or outdoor exercise equipment is mandatory for Miami at the moment.

    March 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
  186. cody

    it would work good. Because people that are over weight they can work out. and they dont have to pay

    March 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  187. ivan

    i think this is a good i idea because than sometimes boys who play games an their tv will get some time to play baset ball,socer, and football.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  188. Callie

    I think it will be more open, so people will think more of it. Plus, if it's free... well, everyone likes free things, right? So that will also help people consider it.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  189. Chad

    I think it is a good idea and a bad one. Beacause it lets people enjoy fresh air and not the fealing being confined to a big room full of sweaty people. And it is also bad because the equipment can rust or be broken/vandalized by teenagers or maybe even little kids.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  190. Kaylee

    I dont think that it would really help because obviously there was at least one gym in the area and obviously people would have already gone to that one. putting more doesnt mean that more people will go.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  191. Drew

    I think it will, because most people dont go to the gym because it is too expensive. So i definitely think having the outdoor gym free make more people come to the gym.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  192. Samantha

    I think its a great idea because it encurages a little bit bigger people get a good work out for free

    March 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  193. Ashlynne

    I think it's a great idea, considering obeisity in America is a really big issue. And I really hope children are allowed to use the gym as well, because maybe once they see the children trying to make an effort, maybe adults will, too.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  194. Tea

    yea, because alot of people love going outside and doing something!

    March 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  195. Jared

    I think that people should work outside because the sun will heat them up to loes more weight and they can see people and get some fresh air.

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    March 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  196. Josh

    I think it is a wonderful idea because some people like to be outside.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  197. matthew

    i think thats great for people to save mony and be fit at it to. i wish more off these outdoor work-out places . so i think its a great idea soo

    March 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  198. william

    I think it is great because you can enjoy the nice warm wheather and the sights and sounds of kids playing. And it saves money when the money is tight.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  199. Madeline

    i think yes a outdoor gym will make people who dont usually work out want to exercise want to. i think people would like it better to be outside than inside.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  200. Amber

    I think that this decision is a good one because now people can be more fit and healthy when they can go to a gym for free. Now people we go to the gym more often sinse it is free.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
  201. DJ

    I dont think that it is a good idea because people who dont usually work out are going to want a indoor gym because of the AC and if there is a hurricane the in door gym would be fine but the outdoor gym would be destroyed.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
  202. Emily

    I t5hink that it might encourage some people, but not everyone. People don't normally not go to gyms because of the price. Some people just don't go to gyms whether they are free, expensive, inside, or outside. Still, more people may go.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  203. Sarah

    Wow. This is really going to help out with obesity in that area. A lot of people don't go to the gym because they can't afford it. So the gym being free to use is a big deal (in a good way)! Every city or town should have those! They could really make a difference in a lot of obese people's lives. And the lives of people who like just to stay fit and healthy.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  204. Oxana

    I think thats very good to put work out materials outside so other people can work-out. I think it will encourage people to work out and get some body work-out on them.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  205. Miguel

    I think this is a good idea because for young kids they would play or have fun in these gyms and that would allow kids to stay in shape and lowering the chance of obesity.For adults it would be there choice but perhaps this would encourge adults to exercise if there is outdoor gyms every where.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  206. Sara

    I think that it is not a chore to work out in the gym because if you want to get fit than you just have to go but if want to get fit but don't want to go to the gym you are just going to have to push yourself too. It would be better if you could work out at your own home but it's just so hard to get different things to help you to work out so sometimes it's just easier to work out at the gym.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
  207. amber

    I think that the outdoor gyms are a good idea. Because it is really important for people with obesity to start working out a eating heathy. And yes, I do think that peole will start coming, expecialy because it's free, cause a lot of people can't afford to to pay to go to a gym!

    March 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
  208. Tristen

    I don't think that this is really a good idea because most people, myself included, don't like do be watched when they work out.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
  209. Shawn

    Being outside is different than being in a stuffy room. I think it will make a difference, big or small, and it will get people to want to go outside. I know if I had a gym outside, it would make me want to go outside more often and workout.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  210. riley

    I think that some people want to watch tv and not be seen so give them workout machines

    March 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  211. Maddi

    I think it will work because since everyone loves to be outside they will love it and i think everybody will lose weight.

    March 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  212. Rose

    I think this is a good idea. It encourages people to get of the couch and go outside. Even if your on a diet, you still need exercise to stay fit. You can just walk around the black two times and call that exercise, or even walk your dog, there is a infinit number of possibilities to work out without doing push ups or sit-ups or whatever other 'ups' there are.
    You can even lose 150 calories in a hour by hitting your head on a wall. People need to stop only doing finger exercises while playing the X-box or on your laptop. Exerciseing can be fun, you just have to make it, and believe it's fun.

    March 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  213. Lizzy

    I think that if there is a choice for outside free gyms more people will use them. Instead of just walking around doing nothing hoping to burn off what you have, they can go to the gym and have more options to what they want to do to loose weight. You can have fun knowing that your not spending money on something you can do for free outside so you can loose more weight.

    March 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
  214. Zayne

    I think this is a very good idea. People will be motivated because they don't have to go to an indoor gym and use sweaty equipment. It would be hot outside, so you would just need to bring a bottle of cool water. The state of Florida will have a lot less overweight citizens.

    March 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
  215. Nikki

    It could go both ways... I mean since it's south in Miami people might not want to go out in the hot and work out. Some people might be senstive to working out, outside. Eyes are always watching, and do you really want to be watched working out, sweaty, and breathing hard? People might be sensitve to their weight and may not want to be out seen in public, they might be embarrased.
    Although people might look and say hey if they can do that I can do that too. It's a good way to catch peoples' attention that may not usually go to gyms. HEY if you can't bring the people to the gym why not bring the gym to the people?

    March 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  216. corrine

    i think it is a smart idea because you would be getting freash air

    March 24, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  217. Joshua

    I don't like the idea. So what if it gets people outside they might drive 1 block to get there. I think that it is a waste of money because people will go once a week. My dad works out every single day.

    March 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  218. Elizabeth

    I believe that working outside would affect people more than inside....better environment!!

    March 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
  219. Ninan

    Well i think not many people would like this idea just because of this one reason is the weather is not always great , like sometimes it's too cold or too hot . People may feel lazy and don't want to go out there to work out .

    March 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  220. Ashley

    I think the outdoor gym is a good idea.
    Because it requires no money for membership or something, anyone would be able to use it.
    Some people say that it is embarrassing to do exercise in front of others, but if the outdoor gym is in a park, people would not feel ashamed because there are lots of people doing exercise in the park.

    March 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  221. Taylor

    I think it's a good idea it might help make people more interested in working out and being healthy.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
  222. Lauren

    I think that the outside gyms are too much. Water could splash on them and cannot work, or someone graffiti's them. Gyms should be inside, not out.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
  223. yamilex

    yeah, because then people would start eating better and right.and people wont and especially kids wont be bullied or things like that. it can have a good impact in our community.

    March 25, 2011 at 2:58 am |
  224. Stephanie

    I think this a wonderful idea because not just it will help keep you healthy but it will also let you injoy your work out.
    So basiclly everyone wins 🙂

    March 25, 2011 at 7:44 am |
  225. Ivan

    i think it is a good idea because some people like to work out in the outsides.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:12 am |
  226. michael

    i think the work out stuff is working because the sun is beaming on them and there working out

    March 25, 2011 at 9:37 am |
  227. Jackie

    I really can't decide if it's good or bad. I think that it is a good idea because people that don't usually work out can get a chance to work out and be fit to do things that they want to do. But I also think that it would, in my perspective, also be kind of annoyig to people that work out at home because they would have to drive by them, walk by them and every other type of transportation that is possible. Some people think of excercize as jog around town, walking a dog orjust walking with a friend. That is why I can't decide.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  228. Edwin

    I think its a good idea doing exercise outside because you can lose more weight while your outside because of the the hot weather you sweat of calories and fat.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:49 am |
  229. lydia

    i think it's good idea bec. many people want to lose weight

    March 25, 2011 at 9:51 am |
  230. Ben

    i think it will help because its warm down there and people will want to be outside. so it gives them a way to work out while getting a tan.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  231. ASHLEY

    yes i think it will make a differance because it is outside and when you are outside you can get alot of fresh air wich is healthy for you and i think it keeps you active and in shape

    March 25, 2011 at 9:56 am |
  232. Sandy

    I think its a good idea for people because they can enjoy the fresh air while exercising.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  233. Olivia

    i think this is a good idea because kids will get fresh air and lose weight at the same time!

    March 25, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  234. Jeremiah

    I think that everybody should exercise outside because some are trying to lose weight and do diet. So i think we all should exercise outside.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  235. Guerldyn:)

    I think an outdoor gym is a good idea but people who don't like to work out probably aren't going to change their minds. some people will like to work out ouside and some people just don't like to work out!

    March 25, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  236. Joseph

    Its a great idea! People think that the only workout that you can do outside is running and stuff like that but if you bring the gym outside than people will get off the couch and not get obese.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:03 am |
  237. Angel

    Well some people might not want to workout outside in front if everybody . But some people might want to like to get tan at the same time !

    March 25, 2011 at 10:03 am |
  238. Kenrich

    I think it depends on what happening. As if people are stealing the equipment, then it wouldnn't be a good idea. But, if people are actually going there to work out then it would be a really good idea.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:17 am |
  239. AlexandraKay

    I like the idea! Not only will they be outside, they're going to be losing weight, and possibly having fun doing it! But the down side is the weather, what happens to it in the winter? or when it rains? I still like the idea though.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:21 am |
  240. Momo

    I think they should not because they would not be able to because there might not be great weather.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:27 am |
  241. Connor

    I think it's a good idea because, it will give everyone a chance to meet new people and get in good shape.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:28 am |
  242. Anthony

    I think it is a great idea because it will give every one a chance and it will fight obisity.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  243. noah

    this is a smart idea but not really because if its super hot outside you can over heat your body

    March 25, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  244. Alan

    I think its a bad idea because what if it starts raining and the space where you used to have the gym will be filled and you won't have anywhere to work out.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  245. holli

    I think it could be both good and bad because other people have different thoughts about it. I think it is a good idea because it gives you the chance to work out and get in shape without paying. People shouldnt pay to be in shape and be healthy.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:37 am |
  246. Raina

    I think that it is great people care enough to set up a gym outside. Some people cannot afford gym passes and they need to become healthy. I am glad that people care enough to do this.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  247. manuel

    i dont think the outside gym will do any good for anybody. it's going to make people feel insecure about themselves, and if they are over weight they aren't going to want people to watch them try and lose some wait. so the outside gym is only a waste of time .

    March 25, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  248. john

    i don' think it will effect alot of people because why not just run the mile instead of running the treadmile.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:58 am |
  249. Brianna

    Why would you go outside to work out??? I would rather do some thing fun and active. If I where to go to a gym in the summer I would go inside were there is air conditioning.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
  250. Alex

    I think it's a good idea. everyone wants to be fit but sometimes they need something to get them started.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
  251. Eddie

    I think it is a great idea because there supposed to be the fatest city. I also think they should do that in every state so we can reduce the large numbers of obesity. Last its great because its a good chance for people to go outside and ge some fresh air.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  252. Yoshi

    I think it is pretty cool to have outdoor gyms because where I live
    it is too cold to go outside in the winter

    March 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
  253. Emma

    I don't think it would work, accually. Because it is so hot and no one really wants to be warm and sweaty in a hot place. They would rather go into a gym that is air conditioned. So if the people don't go to a gym now, they probably wont go to an outdoor excersize area.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
  254. mikayla

    i think it will because some people may not work out because it cost to much and they cant afford it nd this way they can be outside and in joy the sun too.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  255. luke

    I think this idea is a great idea because if someone wants to work out and get fit but does not have the money to go to a gym and work out what are they suppose to do. they could go for a run but what if there trying to get there arms stronger. this is also a great idea because the records say they are the fatest city and you would not want that to be named your city would you. It is also a good way to get out of the house

    March 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  256. Emma

    I personally see people every day, and I hear comments such as "Let's go out to the gym to work out on Sunday." Some people say they look fat when they really don't. It is sad that some people think this way, but it feels good to sometimes just go outside and exercise by doing your favorite thing. I think the outside exercise equipment in miami is a fabulous idea! It is sooooo...sad to hear!

    March 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  257. Emma

    I personally see people every day, and I hear comments such as "Let's go out to the gym to work out on Sunday." Some people say they look fat when they really don't. It is sad that some people think this way, but it feels good to sometimes just go outside and exercise by doing your favorite thing. I think the outside exercise equipment in miami is a fabulous idea!

    March 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  258. Tyler

    I think it is a good idea. It is a good idea for people to get outside and go to a gym. I also think that more people would go to the gym just because it is free and because it is outside. More people might even enjoy excersising more because it is outside. Thats why I think it is a good idea to have a otdoor gym.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  259. Angelo

    I think that it is a great idea because they can be in shape and injoy the outdoars.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  260. Christina

    I think its a good idea because if i lived in miami, i would want to be outside in the sun and puttin outdoor gyms is a good idea because people want to be outside and they want to enjoy exercising in the sun.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  261. Christina

    I think its a good idea because if i lived in miami, i would want to be outside in the sun and puttin outdoor gyms is a good idea because people want to be outside and they want to enjoy exercising.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  262. Brian

    I think a gym outside of your house is an awsome idea because it can lower chances of getting sick

    March 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  263. Andrew

    i think people will become more fit so it will benifit for them later one

    March 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  264. Nimer

    A workout outside is a AWESOME idea! You'll get exercise and vitamin D. To bad they're still snow in Minnesota. That's it, I'm moving!

    Nimer

    March 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  265. Chris :)

    I think it could be positive and negitive because clearly some people will workout in the gyms but most of them will probobly be muscular people not obease people. but obease people will to so they can get in shape and see a good view 🙂

    March 25, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  266. Kevin

    I think it's a great idea to have gyms in Miami, because a lot of people may have high blood pressure and may lower down their blood pressure. Many people would have a lot of cancer that may be helped from the gyms.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  267. Rafay

    I think it is a really good idea because working out outside is much better than working out inside. You get the fresh air and you can look at the views. Also, it's free.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
  268. Bianca

    That is a GREAT idea,but I wish that could happen all around the US. Hahaha it wouldn't work in Minnasota right now with all of this snow!!

    March 25, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
  269. kenny

    it's a better enviroment to work in.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  270. lando

    I think its a good idea so people with out money can workout

    March 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  271. Abby

    If people don't want to excersice they won't do it no matter where the equipment is located. I would rather work out inside, rather than outside where any one could see me.

    March 25, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  272. tyrone

    Its a good idea, its fun and free!

    March 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  273. Billy

    I think this is a really strange thing. If people really want to work out, but not pay, they can go for a run, others don't need to pay, if someone wants to make a difference (in this case of their body) they can stop relying on others to pay there way. Miami might not be able to change their obesity rate but that's the citizens fault; not Miami's.

    March 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  274. Jose

    I actually think it wouldnt work. People will have the excuse of saying, "ohhh, it's too hot outside and im going to use metal which will hurt!" But i think it will be better for people that are already commiteed to working out because of what i saw on the video was fit people trying to get.. More fit.

    March 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  275. Rosa

    People who usually don't exercise will possibly not tend to exercise outside. One reason is because since it is in public, unhealthy people are embarrassed to show their body image.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
  276. Sierra

    i think that this is a very good idea because people can be in the beautiful outdoors while working out and beacuse outside would probably be hotter than a gym which would make you sweat more and burn more calories.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  277. Alec

    I think the outside gyms are a good idea but my concern is the rusting of the metal over time.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
  278. Madison

    It will work because it will encourage teens and adults to work out, all you have to do is get on and go. Easy as that.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
  279. Alysianna

    I do not think it will encourage people to exercise outside because they might be embarrassed tor work out in front of people.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
  280. Shelby

    I think outdoor gyms are a bad idea because it might put exercise businesses out of business. Also, I don't think people that are faced with obesity will change their attitude and points of view. I don't think the government should be spending our money which is scarce at this time on things that are people's personal business.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  281. Emma

    I think it is great!! People are always looking for something free, and now you get it and you are like: "its to hot?" This is great especially because now kids can do it too!! Their are no regulations on that and I like it!! I wish I was there!!

    March 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  282. Erica

    No,because that will only make them feel awkward and like they're the only person who's doing it!Also what if it rains what will they do to the equipment.I think it's just a waste of time and money........

    March 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  283. Nora

    I think that some people might jump at the opportunity of a free workout, but others will stay away because they think it will be to warm to excercise.

    March 25, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
  284. Stephanie

    I think that the outdoor gyms is a wonderful idea because not only are you getting the exersise you need but also you will get to enjoy the fresh air
    so everyone wins

    March 26, 2011 at 10:36 am |
  285. Isabella

    If we do more outdoor gyms for free, it can cost us a lot of money. To make a prophet, each person should pay maybe five dolors. Each person who donated a exercise machine should get some of the prophet. It is an amazing idea, though expensive.

    March 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  286. Hannah

    I think the people who regularly go to a gym will use this, because in my opinion most people would rather be outside than inside. If this is an effort to get the people who don't regularly go to a gym, I don't think that this will be a very effective idea.

    March 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  287. Amy

    I think it's a good idea and a bad idea. People will get exercise, but only if the weather cooperates. If the weather isn't nice, then it's a big waste of money. Nobody wins. If the weather is not good, then when will people be there?

    March 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
  288. Audrey

    It is a good idea, with all the obese people in Florida, being outside at the beautiful beach and getting exercise is the best thing for these people.

    March 26, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  289. James

    I think that this would be very helpful, especially for people who don"t work out or have ever worked out. I think it will make working out more fun because you get to see different things instead of being indoors where it would be less fun.

    March 27, 2011 at 3:09 am |
  290. Misty

    I think it's a really good idea because going outside is very good for you and everybody needs exercise.

    March 27, 2011 at 10:49 am |
  291. jeremy

    According to me, it's a good solution to encourage people to practice some sport. But the best solution I think is to organize some free sport lessons. Because, leting a free places to practice sport without a coatch is a negative way to encourage people. It would seem fine that there is someone to help et follow people in their everyday's sport

    March 27, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  292. ian

    I think this is a bad idea. It is obvious that to stay fit, you have to eat right and exercise. There is no secret, like all the ads on t.v. claim, it's going to be a lot over work and thats the truth. Just like in the newscast, when they showed people working out on the outdoor gyms, they were all people who were already in fine shape. This will not help the city of Miami's obesity problem, because it is all about motivation. If person wants to get in shape and take it seriously, they would. It is not about the money people would be saving, its about people being motivated, and if they weren't motivated before the outdoor gyms then they aren't motivated now.

    March 27, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  293. Mitchell

    this has both good and bad things in it and for the most part I think it would be negative

    March 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
  294. Janet

    i think that it is a great way keep alot of kids healthy at their young age. Not only kids but also adults that waste their time in side the house watching t.v while they could be outside and play outside or ride a bike with their child for both of us to be healthy.

    March 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  295. Noah

    I believe that it is a very good idea because people sometimes don’t like to go to the gym because it costs too much money to be there but this is free." the city of Miami has installed outdoor gyms that anyone can use for free." in conclusion, this is a terrific thing, because people can work out for free instead of having to pay $30 a month.

    March 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
  296. James

    I think the idea is cool. But people should be going outside to work out anyway. If its free then maybe people would feel encouraged to use these gyms more, since this economy has gotten a litlle haywire.

    March 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
  297. LaShona

    I think it would be a great idea. At a gym that is inside, they would have to pay and it would just be a big room. When you are outside, it feels more comfortable

    March 28, 2011 at 7:58 am |
  298. Shequitta

    I think that they should be able to work outside. They have rights just like all of us.

    March 28, 2011 at 7:58 am |
  299. Caleb

    I think it is a good idea to have the outdoor gyms because then people will go outside and workout. And also people will save money.

    March 28, 2011 at 8:06 am |
  300. Maria

    It may be a good idea, but i think thatonly the people who work out anyway would work out outside.

    March 28, 2011 at 8:43 am |
  301. Brittney

    I think that the outdoor gys is a FANTASTIC idea. Because, (no offence) some "obese" people get sweaty easy, and they get tired and say, "I need some fresh air." But, they're already outside, so everybody wins.

    March 28, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  302. Dana

    Again, it's either own choice if they want to be obeise or not. i dont understand why people havee to get involved!!

    March 28, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  303. Nichole

    I think outdoor gyms are a wonderful idea. Especially when the weather is nice out. It should encourage more people to exercise, and since it is free there should be no excuse

    March 28, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  304. Emily

    I dont think it will work.if people dont want to work inside why would it make a difference if the equipment is outside.

    March 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
  305. Shannon

    I do think this will encourage people to work out more. I think it will because they're outside and its not so gloomy and it won't feel so time consuming. Also it's great to be outdoors and not stay inside, because outside you get fresh air, that you need.

    March 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  306. Nick

    They will get used.

    March 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  307. Lindsey

    I think that this idea is wonderful! Indoor gyms get stuffy and smelly because they are locked in and there isn't s way for bad odors to leave, but if the gym is outdoors, then it won't smell as bad. But there is one bad thing, what if it rains, snows, or if there is cold whether? That would no encourage me to work out!!!

    March 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
  308. Lydia

    I think outdoor gyms are a wonderful idea because that way a kid can play outside why their family can work out. Also you can enjoy the fresh air and be able to be outside. With this idea EVERYONE WINS!

    March 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  309. kaitlyn

    it's the same inside or out it just matters if you acthlly want to lose whiate

    March 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  310. Madison

    I think it,s a sneaky way to get people distracted by the scenery around them. They'll be on the "stand still" bike and just be looking around. An hour goes by and you didn't even notice it.

    March 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  311. Naomi

    I think it's a wonderful idea but some people might not feel right about working out outside. On the other hand they get fresh air and a workout at the same time

    March 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
  312. Amethyst

    I think this was a wonderful effort! I love working out and would rather do it outside than inside!

    March 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  313. Ryan

    for people to work out, the need to want it. even if the equipment is there, they probably wont use it if they don't want to. if your obese, you might be to embarrassed to use it. this equipment is going to be used not by obese people, but by people who don't feel like geting a membership to a gym.

    March 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  314. jenah

    well if the gym is out side then it will be visible to many of people and maybe putting the idea in their heads. It would be cool to workout outside but if it rains the equipment might get damaged unless you move it back inside. the equipment is also easier to steel if its not indoors. It seems like a good idea but i might be just too much of a pain in the but.

    March 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  315. Betsy

    I don't get it. Truly I hate exercising, especially outdoors because it makes you either hot and sweaty or cold and sweaty. So why the heck would you have outdoor gyms? And besides that how would you protect the equptment during storms? Think about it.

    March 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
  316. Jacquie

    I think that an outdoor gym is a great idea! So many kids that don't exercise will be motivated to do so. They will have somewhere to go if they didn't before. Also many kids will go with their friends and get in a good habit of exercising so when they are older they will continue to exercise. Having the outdoor gym also gets kids to go outside in the fresh air. This is a great idea!

    March 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  317. Morgan

    I think it's the lamest idea i've ever heard. It wont encourage people to exercise! cant you just exercise with Air conditioning???

    March 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm |