Fotographer: Xabier Endika López. Teacher, 44

Bilbao Not Kirolak

debate & analysis

“This is the Artxanda free-use gym (…) Many years ago, there were weight discs, machines, things that were quite deteriorated, but there was a very good atmosphere between parents and other sports enthusiasts who went there. Although the machines were deteriorated we all helped each other “.

“We don’t have a sports centre in the neighbourhood, which is essential for those who are sporty (…) The existing facilities are old, outdatedand not in good condition…”.

“The free-use gym was closed during the pandemic because distances and masks couldn’t be controlled. The number of people per lane was limited at swimming pools. And there is no alternative place to do sport. You can either walk outdoors or nothing…”.