£20,000 fitness area to be unveiled in Winnall

An illustration of how the fitness area will look

An illustration of how the fitness area will look

First published in Winchester

OUTDOOR fitness equipment is about to be installed in Winchester offering free opportunities for people to stay fit.

The £20,000 gym next to the play area on Imber Road, Winnall, offers the chance for anyone to boost their fitness. It is free to use.

The funding has come from the city council’s open space fund for a health walker, sit-up bench, power-push, pulldown challenger, handle-boat, push-hands, ski-stepper and mini-ski, all set on a soft surface.

Cllr Patricia Stallard, portfolio holder for culture, heritage and sport, said: “As a Council we do all we can to improve the health and wellbeing of residents in our community. Some of the equipment is particularly important for older users; it improves flexibility and agility of joints.

“Now there is no excuse not to keep fit whilst enjoying the great outdoors. We hope that residents will lead an active and healthy lifestyle while being able to socialise at the same time.”

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6:49pm Wed 30 Jan 13

campfreddie says...

Oh dear. What a waste of £20 grand. They have one of these in Littleton. A chum of mine who walks his dog there most days has never seen anyone on it.

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There's another at Kings Worthy.

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When will these Parish Councils learn that these things are just fads. No doubt there will be yet another photo call with lots of enthusiastic grey haired people having ago, only for it to be abandoned a few months later. Surely we can find better things to spend public money on.
Oh dear. What a waste of £20 grand. They have one of these in Littleton. A chum of mine who walks his dog there most days has never seen anyone on it. http://www.hampshire chronicle.co.uk/news /winchester/9536553. Winchester_parish_co uncillors_put_new_fi tness_equipment_thro ugh_its_paces/ There's another at Kings Worthy. http://www.hampshire chronicle.co.uk/news /winchester/4584364. Play_time____for_adu lts/ When will these Parish Councils learn that these things are just fads. No doubt there will be yet another photo call with lots of enthusiastic grey haired people having ago, only for it to be abandoned a few months later. Surely we can find better things to spend public money on. campfreddie
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