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Man Creates Outdoor Gym from Beach Waste

The outdoor gym, which is located on Santa Maria beach, features workout equipment like weights, pullup bars and a bench.

Alcindo Soares, a resident of island country Cape Verde, has turned debris and waste found on Santa Maria beach into exercise equipment for an outdoor gym. The outdoor gym, which is located on Santa Maria beach, features workout equipment like weights, pullup bars and a bench.

In addition to cleaning up the beach, Soares is improving his health and working toward his goal of becoming a professional athlete.

Men’s Health has more details:

You’ve heard that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but Alcindo Soares is actually putting that mantra to work.

Soares lives in Cape Verde, an island country off the coast of West Africa, and he tells CNN's Great Big Story that he dreams of becoming a professional athlete. However, the construction worker can’t afford to join a gym—so he’s created his own. (Interested in keeping it DIY? Here are 20 ways to build a better home gym.

Read the full story here.

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