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Outdoor gym installed in Richmond Park

New outdoor gym equipment being tested

Published Tuesday, 29 September 2015

An outdoor gym has just been installed in Richmond Park by the Borough Council, offering free access to fitness equipment to people of all ages and abilities.

The outdoor gym is similar to a conventional indoor gym but the eight pieces of equipment have been specially designed for use outdoors. It is free to use, accessible in all weather conditions and suitable for use by anyone over 14 regardless of their fitness level, age or ability. Each piece of equipment offers a range of exercises, allowing the user to workout at their own pace.

Outdoor gym facilities have become popular throughout the country over the last few years allowing people of different ages and mobility levels to get active and engage in physical exercise in an outdoor setting. Another outdoor gym is currently being installed in Queens Park, Hinckley.

Councillor Mark Nickerson the Borough Council’s Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services said “We are pleased to be able to offer this equipment on two of our parks in Hinckley and hope that it will be widely used as a way of helping to contribute towards a healthy lifestyle.”

Last updated: 29/09/2015 13:58