Street workout has become the modern name for bodyweight exercises performed outdoors. It has its own unique elements – it is improvised, creative, community-based and promotes a healthy lifestyle – so undoubtedly it can be classified as an autonomous sport in its own right.
Street workout appeals to people from very different starting points. It makes a great additional form of fitness training to support other sports. Its versatility also helps achieve physical skills that are not specific to any single sport, which is one of the target in school PE classes. The universal nature of the sport also makes it gender and equally accessible to boys and girls alike. Some specialise in the more acrobatic side of sport requiring high motor skills, while other stick to the basic movements and work on their muscle strength.
The sport is inexpensive: all you need is a pair of trainers, a T-shirt and track bottoms. Street workout develops strength, mobility, balance and coordination and overall physical fitness. In principle, any playground serves as a suitable venue for street workout, but equipment that has been designed in collaboration with the street workout enthusiasts makes training more rewarding.