TGO in partnership with Lisburn City Council, have launched their first outdoor gym in the surroundings of Wallace Park, Lisburn in Northern Ireland offering people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to start exercising or enhance their current exercise plan.
The eight-piece gym provides a great work-out, surrounded by fresh air in beautiful parkland and it doesn’t cost a penny to use.
Health Minister Edwin Poots who was on-hand at the launch to officially open the new facility said “It is crucial that the population of Northern Ireland is informed about the benefits of participating in physical activity. This will help them maintain a healthy weight, but it will also help them improve their physical and mental health In general. This outdoor gym will allow people to access gym equipment in an alternative environment. Being situated in a public space means that it is freely available and convenient for everyone to use."
The Minister concluded, “By adopting simple lifestyle changes we can reduce the likelihood of developing conditions that have a long term impact on our health and wellbeing.”
Chairman of Lisburn City Council’s Leisure Services Committee, Councillor Thomas Beckett said that the Council was delighted to have facilitated the first of its kind gym here in the City.
“I am delighted that Lisburn City Council and TGO have led the way in this exciting new facility. By making the land available in the recently refurbished Wallace Park we have added an extra dimension to the attractions on offer. The health benefits of exercise and the great outdoors are undisputed and today’s opening gives local people the opportunity to enhance their fitness programmes while enjoying the beautiful outdoor surroundings of Wallace Park.”
Northern Ireland Football & Ulster Rugby legends Glenn Ferguson and Bryn Cunningham were the first professional athletes to try the new facility, battling it out in a circuits challenge and feel the facility will go a long way in inspiring people young and old to increase their exercise regime.
Speaking at the launch, Ex-Northern Ireland footballer Glenn Ferguson said, “It is fantastic to see wonderful new facilities like this launching today, open for all ages, and all fitness abilities. Anything which encourages fitness and exercise must be championed and supported at all levels. I have no doubt that this outdoor gym facility will be the first of many seen throughout the country.”
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