Sandton Central Fitness and Health

Sandton Central Fitness and Health

If you reside in Sandton Central and have become tired of the indoor, gyming scene or it is just not your scene at all, there are a number of outdoor alternatives in and around Sandton.

These adorning spaces are not only perfect for fitness but will also improve your general health due to the benefits of spending time outside and breathing in fresh air, by way of a stroll or picnic. The benefits of fresh air include improved indigestion, blood pressure and heart rate, strengthens your immune system and cleans your lunch which results in increased energy levels.

Let’s take a look at what your options are.

– Mushroom Park
Recently renamed Hyundai Sky Park, due to the giant air balloon facility, is a 0.97 km run with a total ascent of 0.0 m and has a maximum elevation of 1,599.57 m.

This dog-friendly park not only has green, landscaped lawns and a quaint, little river that flows down the bottom but also hosts an outdoor gym, neatly paved walkways are perfect for strollers or joggers and it is equipped with an interactive children’s play area with a sandpit, an earth garden, amphitheatre, duck pond.

The entrance is on Daisy Street, just off Rivonia Road, opposite the Radisson Blu, Sandton and is available to the public, free of cost, from 08h00 to 18h00 daily.

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– Park Run
There are two Park run trails near Sandton Central, namely, Bryanston and Woodmead. The Bryanston trail is a 5 km which is run on a mixture of gravel and grass paths.

The trail starts at 63 The River Road, Bryanston while the Woodmead trail is hosted at The Woodlands Office Park and is also 5 km. The advantage of a Park Run is the Discovery Vitality rewards as well as the social aspect. Participants of both locations grab a cup of coffee or breakfast after their morning run.

Bryanston at Chateau Gateaux Patisserie and Woodlands at The Baron in Woodmead.

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– Wanderers Athletics Club (Illovo)
Wanderers AC’s mission is to develop a platform for all members of the athletics club to engage in running or walking activities both socially and competitively. And from the number of members, we would say they definitely deliver.

Some of the Clubs weekly activities include Track Tuesdays, Fitness in Motion, Walking Sessions, Time Trial Thursdays (5/8km routes) and Sunday Club Runs.

The Club also regularly organises fun events such as GTC Wanderers Golf Course Night Run and offers training and coaching programmes.

To sign up visit

– Discovery Soccer Park
A state of the art soccer facility and as it stands the only one of its kind in South Africa. The Soccer Park is known for its prime location at Wanderers Club in Illovo (with secure parking), advanced facilities and talented league fixtures.

With a maximum of 8 players per side, 5 players on the pitch and 3 rolling subs, games are 40 minutes long with a two-minute halftime period and medals and prizes for the winning team.

To find out how to book your team into the league visit

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– Healthy Food and Snacking
Healthy eating and snacking can also be done with ease with innovative and prompt online ordering apps like Uber Eats and Order which offer a vast range of healthy options such as salads, sushi, smoothies, juices, nuts and dried fruit across a number of cuisine categories including Halaal, Kosher, Vegan, Banting, Gluten Free. Some favourites include Kauai, Nü Discovery, Krunch, Honest by impressed, Blendid, Food Me* and the Nut Lady. And for those cheat days, a sneaky Cinnabon and Crumbs and Cream is a must!

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