Man creates free gym for his island made entirely out of beach rubbish

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Man creates free gym for his island made entirely out of beach rubbish

Alcindo Almedia Soares has built his gym entirely from rubbish (Picture: Roger Serrasqueiro/Vimeo)

Painter Alcindo Almedia Soares loves to train and he is also passionate about keeping his island clean of rubbish,

So the 43-year-old decided to put his skills and his hobbies to good use by making a free gym for his island made entirely from recycled junk.

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The tradesman recycled the waste he found on his local beach in Santa Maria, Cape Verde, and made gym equipment like dumbbells and pull-up bars out of it.

‘Sport means everything to me,’ Soares said, in a short film by Roger Serrasqueiro. ‘

‘I love to train, ever since I was a kid. It really means a lot.

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The gym is free for locals to use (Picture: Roger Serrasqueiro/Vimeo)

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The 43-year-old hopes to expand on it (Picture: Roger Serrasqueiro/Vimeo)

‘Tourism is essential to these islands. Without tourism this place is nothing.’ he said.

‘I feel proud when I see Santa Maria’s beach clean. It’s important to keep it clean. You shouldn’t just throw trash on the sand.’

Tud Dret – Alcindo from Roger Serrasqueiro on Vimeo.

He said gyms on the island are too expensive so the use of a free one is very important for the island.

He now intends to build on his gym so that its possible for more of the community to use it.

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(Picture: Roger Serrasqueiro/Vimeo)

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(Picture: Roger Serrasqueiro/Vimeo)

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(Picture: Roger Serrasqueiro/Vimeo)