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Gym Guru backed to install outdoor gym equipment in Auckland Council parks

Gym Guru backed to install outdoor gym equipment in Auckland Council parks
October 12, 2015

Auckland Council’s Parks and Facilities team and outdoor gym equipment manufacturer GymGuru have been working together for two years testing and refining GymGuru’s equipment to provide Aucklanders with a fun, safe and free way to get fitter.

GymGuru’s products, including elliptical cross trainers, stationary bikes and seated overhead presses, employ a unique resistance technology, developed with the help of the New Zealand Government’s commercialisation hub Callaghan Innovation. To date, equipment has been installed in six parks, including Bramley Drive Reserve at Farm Cove and Logan Carr Reserve in Howick, and there are plans to roll it out to other parks in the region.

GymGuru Managing Director Brett Forsyth says the company’s strong relationship with Auckland Council has been crucial in helping the company reach this stage and because it has come so far, so fast, GymGuru is now on the verge of signing a global licensing deal with a large European partner.

Forsyth stated “positive feedback from users and local council representatives has been instrumental in developing the product and boosting its commercial appeal.

“We simply couldn’t have got here without their support.”

GymGuru’s point of difference is its equipment can be used by any person, regardless of their age, body type or physical condition.

Forsyth adds “all the equipment is also low maintenance and very durable, so we’re confident it can withstand any conditions worldwide.”

For many Aucklanders the six free outdoor gyms form an integral part of their overall fitness programme, as well as encouraging people who wouldn’t normally commit to a physical workout to try something new.

Forysth concludes “community decision-makers understand that preventative costs are much lower than public healthcare costs, and our technology provides ratepayers with important facilities which might not normally be accessible to them.”

Click here to contact GymGuru via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory. 

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