Since today is a public holiday in the Bahamas (Labor Day), I decided to take my workout to the Paradise Island (PI) Bridge. There are actually two bridges connecting PI to the mainland, New Providence (Nassau), and provide another great way to stay in shape if you’re in the Bahamas.
Perks include the beautiful view, especially when you get to the very top. On your walk/ jog you will see the Atlantis hotel, tourists coming and going by boat or ship and the Atlantic Ocean. Don’t forget to check out the antics of the locals below the bridge as they get up to all kinds of interesting things. On this walk I saw two men get into an entertaining play-fight to the cheers of onlookers, men preparing conch salad (one of the most popular Bahamian dishes), and a duo playing traditional music.
The bridge is quite steep so you’re in for a great workout. It will take you about 10 minutes to go from one end to the other (depending on how fast you walk/ jog), so you might need to do several reps to make this workout worth your while. If you’re scared of heights, DO NOT LOOK DOWN :), especially when you’re at the very top. Park on the mainland and walk over to PI, or pay a $2 toll to cross (only on your way in), and another $12 for parking once you get there.
See the gallery on the left of this page for more photos, and don’t forget to share your PI workout experience with me after you’ve tried it.