Free outdoor gym with strength and cardio equipment set to open next month

Gazette: Free outdoor gym with strength and cardio equipment set to open next month Free outdoor gym with strength and cardio equipment set to open next month

A NEW outdoor gym is set to open next month.

The fitness area, on the north side of Lower Colchester Castle Park, near to Leisure World will give residents somewhere to go to work out.

The gym will have 16 pieces of equipment and will be split into two ‘zones’ - one for cardio, including cross country skiers, rowers and walkers,and one for strength, which will include leg stretch, leg press and chest press equipment.

Paid for by developer contributions as part of Colchester Council’s 2012 Olympic Games Legacy plan, it is due to open in July.

Annie Feltham, Colchester councillor responsible for leisure, said: “Castle Park is already popular with walkers, runners and cyclists and we hope that this new outdoor gym provides an added attraction for them to visit the park.

“The new gym will be free to everyone so they can exercise whilst enjoying the fresh air.

“Those striving to ‘get fit’ - young and old - will be able to benefit from the equipment and make the park part of their daily fitness routine.”

Equipment is being installed by leisure park contractors, Lightmain.

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3:16pm Tue 24 Jun 14

998dave says...

Looks lovely in the daytime above, I am however a bit concerned about it attracting less pleasant members of the community when it's dark - but I'll be happy to be proven wrong.
Looks lovely in the daytime above, I am however a bit concerned about it attracting less pleasant members of the community when it's dark - but I'll be happy to be proven wrong. 998dave
  • Score: 16

6:36pm Tue 24 Jun 14

givemebackmycounciltax says...

Another area where druggies can sit drinking their super strengh lager. Well done Colchester council.
Another area where druggies can sit drinking their super strengh lager. Well done Colchester council. givemebackmycounciltax
  • Score: -11

9:39pm Tue 24 Jun 14

paperboy10 says...

givemebackmycouncilt
ax
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Another area where druggies can sit drinking their super strengh lager. Well done Colchester council.
Just out of interest, when you are as miserable a person as you clearly are, are you aware of it or are you oblivious to it?
[quote][p][bold]givemebackmycouncilt ax[/bold] wrote: Another area where druggies can sit drinking their super strengh lager. Well done Colchester council.[/p][/quote]Just out of interest, when you are as miserable a person as you clearly are, are you aware of it or are you oblivious to it? paperboy10
  • Score: 13

11:01am Wed 25 Jun 14

catflap1 says...

nope he's just a self centred miserable git

at least we'll have fit druggies in Colchester
nope he's just a self centred miserable git at least we'll have fit druggies in Colchester catflap1
  • Score: 3

6:14am Thu 26 Jun 14

Subimp2011 says...

Something decent happens and negative people are straight there giving their happy little thoughts. You miserable gits are what is wrong with the word.
Something decent happens and negative people are straight there giving their happy little thoughts. You miserable gits are what is wrong with the word. Subimp2011
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Thu 26 Jun 14

midnightpumpkin says...

It's an excellent idea and should be useful to those who are not working and can't afford the gym prices, young and old, skinny or overweight . Hopefully it's well maintained and well lit up.
It's an excellent idea and should be useful to those who are not working and can't afford the gym prices, young and old, skinny or overweight . Hopefully it's well maintained and well lit up. midnightpumpkin
  • Score: 2

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