City of fitness lovers:
Fitness lovers can find many opportunities to work out amid the lap of nature while drawing in fresh air at the parks Bhubaneswar set up in every area of Bhubaneswar. Not only each of these parks offers a jogging track, each of the parks have also been installed with world class equipment by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority under its Open Air Gym scheme, that allows residents to maintain fitness and work out without having to burn a hole in the pocket. The open air gyms available in 15 major parks of the Bhubaneswar Development Authority for fitness lovers, have also become a huge hit among the park-going public as they use these equipment to do exercising amidst the airy and lush green setting of the city parks.
While there are many private gyms including brands like Talwalkars, yoga is immensely popular in the city. One can spot people practicing yoga in groups at the various parks and Kalinga Stadium, professional trainers impart yoga courses at the centres like Satyananda Yoga Vidyalaya in Jayadev Vihar, the Unit IX based Prayas Yoga Application Research Institute and Art of Living are also great options. All the major parks have free yoga classes being conducted by several national-level institutions and groups.