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Free fitness in the great outdoors
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1.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 07 Jun 2008 Sat 09:51 pm

The Turkish national government got on this thing a few years ago about people getting fit, so they started installing free gym equipment in public parks. It seemed to me, though, that they were only putting this equipment in parks near rich neighbourhoods,

----- I TOTALLY DISAGREE, BECAUSE I NOTICED A FEW WHILE WALKING ALONG THE MARMARA STARTING FROM YEDIKULE TO KUMKAPI----

which never made any sense to me because rich people can afford to go to the gym.

But people were coming off the machines huffing and puffing and sweating, so I think there’s some real exercise going on here.
http://melissamaples.com/2007/12/29/free-fitness-in-the-great-outdoors/

2.       Chantal
587 posts
 07 Jun 2008 Sat 10:08 pm

Yes, I've seen them too! And definitely not only in 'rich areas' . It's a great idea though. In summer it's way too hot to sport inside (been there done that.. off ) and this would be a lovely alternative. Getting up early and doing some workouts..

3.       silversong
278 posts
 07 Jun 2008 Sat 10:14 pm

Quoting Chantal:

Yes, I've seen them too! And definitely not only in 'rich areas' . It's a great idea though. In summer it's way too hot to sport inside (been there done that.. off ) and this would be a lovely alternative. Getting up early and doing some workouts..



Dont the indoor gyms have air conditioning.
One of the first things I look at when choosing a hotel in turkey, is does it have air conditioning. Can't sleep if its too hot and certainly wouldnt consider working out in the heat.

4.       Chantal
587 posts
 07 Jun 2008 Sat 10:21 pm

Maybe the ones in Turkey do, but the ones I go to there don't. As in, they are supposed to have them, but they don't work .

5.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 07 Jun 2008 Sat 11:23 pm

Re: Aircondition in Turkish Hotels: Some require that you pay extra. My reputable hotel located in Sultan Ahmet did not have Air condition. I too cannot tolerate heat and humidity.

6.       silversong
278 posts
 07 Jun 2008 Sat 11:29 pm

Quoting Roswitha:

Re: Aircondition in Turkish Hotels: Some require that you pay extra. My reputable hotel located in Sultan Ahmet did not have Air condition. I too cannot tolerate heat and humidity.



Yes I have to say every hotel I have been to in turkey I have had to pay extra for air conditioning.
but in the in the uk we are not used to such high temperatures, so we have no option to pay the extra.
It is one of the few countries I have been to where you have to pay extra for air conditioning

7.       libralady
5152 posts
 08 Jun 2008 Sun 11:45 pm

Quoting Roswitha:

The Turkish national government got on this thing a few years ago about people getting fit, so they started installing free gym equipment in public parks. It seemed to me, though, that they were only putting this equipment in parks near rich neighbourhoods,

----- I TOTALLY DISAGREE, BECAUSE I NOTICED A FEW WHILE WALKING ALONG THE MARMARA STARTING FROM YEDIKULE TO KUMKAPI----

which never made any sense to me because rich people can afford to go to the gym.

But people were coming off the machines huffing and puffing and sweating, so I think there’s some real exercise going on here.
http://melissamaples.com/2007/12/29/free-fitness-in-the-great-outdoors/



We have free fitness in the great out doors, it is called the country side! Walking, running, cycling................ we have parks where there is "gym" equipment, but more like that you would find in the army. Cargo nets, logs for bunny hops, places for chin ups etc etc Who wants to go to the gym and smell other peoples sweat when you can exercise outside?

As for airconditioning, YUK, full of diseases and danger. I NEVER switch it on in Turkey, you know you can contract legionaires disease from these contraptions if they are not properly cleaned and serviced?

8.       si++
3785 posts
 09 Jun 2008 Mon 12:56 pm

Quoting Roswitha:

The Turkish national government got on this thing a few years ago about people getting fit, so they started installing free gym equipment in public parks. It seemed to me, though, that they were only putting this equipment in parks near rich neighbourhoods,


You may be right. On a Sunday walk, I pass by 3 public gym areas. I usually use the first 2 and become exhausted for the 3rd. Yes I think they are rich neighbourhoods.

9.       si++
3785 posts
 09 Jun 2008 Mon 01:02 pm

Quoting silversong:

Quoting Roswitha:

Re: Aircondition in Turkish Hotels: Some require that you pay extra. My reputable hotel located in Sultan Ahmet did not have Air condition. I too cannot tolerate heat and humidity.



Yes I have to say every hotel I have been to in turkey I have had to pay extra for air conditioning.
but in the in the uk we are not used to such high temperatures, so we have no option
it is one of the few countries I have been to where you have to pay extra for air conditioning


Do you have high temperatures in UK? I was in UK in August last year and it was not warm. In fact they were heating the room in the night-time.

How about Internet connection? They were charging £15 a day for high speed Internet connection in UK. Now £15 is more than what I pay for 1 month in Turkey.

10.       silversong
278 posts
 09 Jun 2008 Mon 01:46 pm

Quote:


Do you have high temperatures in UK? I was in UK in August last year and it was not warm. In fact they were heating the room in the night-time.

How about Internet connection? They were charging £15 a day for high speed Internet connection in UK. Now £15 is more than what I pay for 1 month in Turkey.



we dont have high temperatures very often in the uk, especially Scotland. Just think your self lucky that they didnt charge you to heat the room. lol
£15.00 a day for internet access... you must stay at some posh hotels

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