Gyms Coverage in the City of Manizales and Villamaría Through Accessibility Analysis by the Pedestrian Network Infrastructure

  •  Diego A. Escobar    
  •  Carlos A. Moncada    
  •  Sergio Idarraga    


Taking into account that Colombia has 1% of the established gymnasiums in the world and that Manizales and Villamaría own 45 of these establishments, it is sought to relate the reason for the high percentage of sedentary lifestyles in Colombia (60%) and determine which degree of coverage has the area of study in regard to these establishments. Through this research, we seek to evaluate the relationship between the spatial coverage of gyms in the city of Manizales and Villamaría and their relationship with sedentary lifestyles and the high dropout rates that occur in them. Through an analysis of integral accessibility, by means of the city's pedestrian network, the isochronous coverage curves of the gyms are constructed using the travel time of the pedestrian network nodes to the nearest gymnasium and the geo-statistical model Ordinary Kriging. Finally, inequality is found according to the socioeconomic stratification because low-income people have less coverage of these establishments.

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