FANCY an al fresco workout?
If so, head down to Newbury’s
Victoria Park, where a set of new gym equipment is available for use.
Located near the park’s Park Way entrance are two spinning bikes, a hydraulic bench, leg and shoulder press machines, a hydraulic stepper, chin-and-dip station and an abdominal bench on which resistence can be adjusted to suit varying levels of strength.
Newbury Town Council used Section 106 contributions paid by developers for improvements to the park and to fund the £20,000 installation.
The equipment is free to use by all park users. Video
instructions on how to use the various machines is available to view on smartphones, accessed via a quick response barcode on each station.
The leader of the council, Julian Swift-Hook (Lib Dem, Pyle Hill), said: “This latest investment in Victoria Park confirms our commitment to making the park as attractive and accessible as possible to the widest range of people.
“The gym equipment is fun to use, and regular exercise can also help towards a healthier lifestyle.
“I’m looking forward to trying out the new equipment myself.”