A renovated outdoor gym at Lagoon Park, Manly was launched over the weekend (11 April).
Located at the western end of Lagoon Park in Manly, near Queenscliff, the new open air gym has seven exercise stations suitable for all ages, levels of fitness and for those who are less mobile.
With a mixture of weight-bearing, strength and cardio equipment, the Lagoon Park fitness area brings the number of outdoor gyms to nine for the Northern Beaches.
An added feature of the Lagoon Park gym is that each exercise station comes with a QR code that links users to instructional videos from trained fitness professionals.
The gym area is funded by Council at a cost of $100,000.
Mayor Michael Regan said outdoor gyms are more in demand and are a popular free option to commercial gyms.
“The revamped gym at Lagoon Park will give you a complete workout, while enjoying the fresh air and magnificent outdoor setting,” Cr Regan said.
“Council designs its outdoor gyms to be multi-generational, inclusive and to cater for a wide range of fitness levels, abilities, body shapes and sizes.
“I am pleased that this exercise area will provide another opportunity for the community to improve their health and fitness.”
Council is presently installing a new outdoor gym at Newport Beach and new gyms are planned for Forestville War Memorial Playing Fields, Lionel Watts Reserve, Frenchs Forest and Tania Park, Balgowlah Heights over coming years, a statement said.