starts on new £30,000 outdoor gym at Highbridge's Apex Park
to install a new £30,000 outdoor gym at Highbridge's Apex
Park is set to get underway today (Monday).
state-of-the-art outdoor gym, which will be open to all for free,
is being funded from £30,000 of community funds from local
housing developers as
part of 'RLT2' and 'RLT3' developer contributions held by Sedgemoor
modern gym will include a cross trainer, arm pull down, shoulder
press, spinning bike, chest press, seated rower, dips and leg raise
unit, leg press and sit-up bench, plus space for warming up and
project will also introduce a new link path created near to the
existing play facilities together with the gym equipment installed
All of the new gym equipment will feature QR codes that will allow
users to see instructional videos when scanned using smartphones.
District Council spokeswoman Sam Taylor told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Works starts on the outdoor gym area this week and is expected
to take around two weeks. There will be no disruption to the play
area or footpaths during the work."
a time when people are struggling to find money for gym fees or
sporting activities this is a great way to get or stay healthy without
having to spend a single penny."
added: "We are delighted with the new outdoor gym designs.
These fantastic facilities will be free to use and suitable for
all ages and abilities."
District Council would like to thank The Friends of Apex Park and
residents for working with us to support this fantastic project."
are planning a personal trainer-led event for the grand opening
so look out for further information nearer the time."
Sedgemoor District Council will project manage the installation
of the gym equipment and is also taking on future maintenance responsibilities.
here to see a full-size version of the plans for the Apex Park