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Brisbane City Council opens new outdoor gyms

Brisbane City Council opens new outdoor gyms
October 26, 2018

Brisbane City Council’s ongoing commitment to providing exercise equipment in its parks - which already sees 90 of its open spaces equipped with outdoor gyms - has seen the recent addition of two installations in Toowong.

Provided by a_space, the new outdoor gyms in Anzac Park and Perrin Park, feature equipment from the Victorian-based company’s Fit for Parks and Fitness Extra Ranges to provide a mix of equipment and exercise opportunities.

In a website post, a_space explain that both locations feature “static and dynamic equipment (with the) Council placing an emphasis on providing free-to-use equipment to help promote inclusion and wellness.

“A key consideration for Council when choosing equipment for these parks, was the accessibility and inclusive element of a range that would suit everyone - the young and old and everyone in between.

“Thanks to a_space easy to read signage and QR codes with links to instructional videos, anyone can use the equipment even if they have no prior knowledge of where to start.”

a_space are proud to be viable Australian Manufacturers who supply innovative outdoor fitness equipment to Government, Education, Developers and Landscape Architects who are looking to provide a point of difference

Having installed its first outdoor gym in 2014, the Council’s open space strategy encourages residents and visitors to “exercise and get fit outdoors for free”.

In a statement, the Council advise “exercise equipment is different in each park, ranging from simple, static equipment for chin-ups, sit-ups and step-ups, to new interactive and movable equipment with cardio and resistance features - similar to indoor fitness equipment - such as rowing and stepping machines.

“Many pieces of equipment have instructions for use.”

Park activation has been a key aim of the Council in recent years, with outdoor exercise equipment joining such initiatives as all-abilities play equipment, free deck chairs and Wi-Fi in the city’s public green spaces.

Click here for more information on Brisbane City Council’s outdoor gyms.

Click here to contact a_space recreation pty ltd via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Images: Perrin Park (top) and Anzac Park (below). Courtesy of a_space.

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