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Brian Jones, chairman of Age Concern, enjoys his workout with dipper Brian Jones, chairman of Age Concern, enjoys his workout with dipper CREDIT: Manukau City Council
Pat Ross, a local resident, enjoys her workout on the rider Pat Ross, a local resident, enjoys her workout on the rider CREDIT: Manukau City Council
Manukau Parks Ranger Kristen Ross guides Robyn Fox, a local resident, in the use of elliptical cross trainer Manukau Parks Ranger Kristen Ross guides Robyn Fox, a local resident, in the use of elliptical cross trainer CREDIT: Manukau City Council

Communities get outdoor fitness equipment

Thursday 12 June 2008, 3:02PM
By Manukau City Council
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MANUKAU CITY

Residents of Manukau have eagerly taken to the new outdoor fitness equipment recently installed in Meadowland Park.

 

Manukau Parks’ project manager, Kevin Kingston says that the equipment, which includes rider, elliptical cross trainer, air walker, lateral pull down, shoulder press, leg press and dipper, is attracting young and old alike.

 

“Parks are always looking at ways in which we can get people active. Playgrounds tend to serve the younger people but these new fitness units serve both - young and old age groups. They are becoming increasingly popular overseas, especially in Asia.”

 

Being a sports park, Meadowland Park gets heavily used most times during the year, for soccer, softball, squash and tennis.

 

The park is also located close to many schools including Sommerville Intermediate School, Howick College, Shelly Park Primary School and Cockle Bay Primary School.

 

“We have located them on the main pedestrian thoroughfare where we expect high usage,” Mr Kingston says.