7x Sports to practice outside
A stroll through the park, sweating during boot camp, or getting Zen with a yoga class in the open air. We think moving the sporting activities outside is not a bad idea during the summer months. It won't be the end of the line! With these seven tips, we promise you can hardly sit still!
Dribble until you drop!
Unfortunately, we're not all known as Michael Jordan, so a little personal practice won't harm us. EMOVES, a collaboration between Dynamo, Area51, and The Ruggeds, have gathered all urban sports spots in Eindhoven on one urban map. Find a basketball court or pole to practice your dribble and dunk!
The harder you run ...
Going for a bit more extreme workout? Or are you planning to train for the marathon? Get out those running shoes. The city has plenty of green surroundings, and each dynamic district has a suitable place to practice this outdoor sport. With the help of the Strava app, you can plan routes and track your running activity (and that of your competitors). A little bit of competition keeps you on your toes!
Not only good for the body but also the mind: yoga. Yoga is known to strengthen your muscles, improve your posture and reduce stress. So it's worth a try! Where is the best place to do so? First of all, in a place where you feel good. Maybe you can get ahead at one of Eindhoven's many parks. Or book an outdoor lesson: check out Hotel Piet Hein Eek for yoga on the roof terrace, or Joke Pluijm for a session at Wasven.
Skating, skateboarding and BMX
The Stadhuisplein has become an outdoor skate hall for everyone who wants to practice their trick or just chill. If it still rains, you'd better roll over to Area51. The skate hall may call itself the largest skate hall in Benelux! It's not outdoors, but you'll be astonished since the skate hall recently underwent an enormous transformation. Besides a playing field of about 3000 square meters for skaters and BMX'ers, breakdancers can train their moves in one of the four studios. If this is not enough reason to come and have a look, the basement offers space for art and music!
When we think of physical exercise, we think of sweating, puffing, and burning calories. But for those who prefer the peace and quiet of nature, the Dommel offers a solution. From surfing to canoeing, ideal for an outing with friends on a scorching hot day. You can easily rent sup at Eindje Suppen. You can also sit down for a paddle, but in that case, we recommend you to go for a canoe. This way, you can see why Eindhoven is the second greenest city in the Netherlands!
You better run!
As a city of urban culture, freerunning cannot be missed on this list. The beauty of this sport is that it can be performed almost anywhere. The city is your playground! The place to improve your freerunning skills, if you want to, is at Commit040. Eindhoven has several calisthenic parks, including Urban Sportpark Eindhoven in the Drents Dorp, to stay in the spirit of urban sports. You can also do backflips at the accompanying Parkour Park Eindhoven or stunt with your (BMX) bike at the Pump Track.
Step right up!
We'll close out the list with the crowd favorite: walking. Whether aiming for 10,000 steps a day or taking a stroll for some exercise, hiking routes are plentiful. Enjoy Eindhoven's architecture and nature during your walk with one of our routes. Or discover Strijp-S with the help of Rik's tips.