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Published June 19th 2020
Get ready to get active as new gyms built in local parks
For many people who've been struggling to keep fit at home during the Coronavirus lockdown help should soon be at hand. Two new outdoor gyms have been provided at Redwood Park and Chase Terrace Park in Burntwood, near Lichfield, Staffordshire. Installation of the new exercise stations at the two local parks has been carried out by Lichfield District Council, which recently announced the move. Although the work on the outdoor gyms is now complete, keep fit enthusiasts will have to wait a little longer before they can use the facilities as fencing will remain in place around both exercise stations until social distancing measures have been eased and the council can open them to the public.
The outdoor gym at Redwood Park features magnetic bells, a cross trainer, and a bench, while Chase Terrace Park boasts an outdoor gym with magnetic bells, a sports bike, and a bench. Once open, the council's sports development team will hold activity sessions to show the local community how the equipment works and how to get the best use out of it. Councillor Richard Cox, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure, Parks, and Waste, said: "I'm pleased to welcome the completion of our two new exercise stations in Burntwood. I am sure they will prove to be a real asset to Redwood Park and Chase Terrace Park. I would like to thank the sports development and parks teams at the council and my predecessor, Councillor Liz Little, for all their work in delivering this project. I know many of our park goers will look forward to using the equipment to improve their health and fitness once social distancing guidelines allow."