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Outdoor gyms launched across borough

by Marco Cillario Thu 26 May 2016, 10:21 am

Outdoor gyms have been created across Hounslow's parks, as part of a council-wide initiative to encourage residents to keep active.

The project is run by Hounslow Council and Carillion Services, which manages the borough’s parks and open spaces for the council. It will enable residents to do regular physical activity, free of charge, in their local parks and open spaces.

One of the first locations to have the new equipment in place was Beaversfield Park in Rosemary Avenue. The launch was celebrated by the Friends of Beaversfield Park community group, who raised funds for the initiative along with partners including the Fields in Trust organisation and local residents.

Outdoor gyms are also ready for use at Thornbury Park, at Southville Park and at Osterley Sports and Athletics Centre. More will be put in place later in the year.

Councillor Ed Mayne, cabinet member for public health and leisure, said: “It is great to see the new outdoor gym equipment in our parks and ready for our residents to use.

“Not only can people come along to their local parks to relax and enjoy the open space, but they have the chance to do exercise at their own levels and in their own time, increasing the opportunities to have healthier lifestyles.”

The council has announced that Fusion Lifestyle instructors will provide training for the gyms in June.

More information is available here.

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