Two new outdoor gyms set to be unveiled in the city

Chelmsford City Council is pleased to announce works to upgrade its outdoor gyms are nearing completion.

The new gym at Compass Gardens, South Woodham Ferrers took four weeks to install and cost £31,000 in total.

As part of the project an outdoor gym at Chelmer Park, Chelmsford is also being replaced and this is due to be completed in the coming weeks.

The new facility in South Woodham Ferrers has had 11 new stations installed, providing exercise facilities for up to 18 people at any one time.

Some stations are doubles so people of differing abilities can work out together.

The exercise areas with monkey bars is the first one installed by Chelmsford City Council.

If users have a smart phone, each piece of equipment has a QR code, which gives individuals the ability to access an online personal trainer for workouts and instructions on how to get the best out of each piece.

Traditional exercise equipment provides a workout in one direction but these new models provide resistance in both directions, doubling the effectiveness.

The Chelmer Park outdoor gym will be identical to the Compass Gardens gym but it will have a different layout and will also cost £31,000 to install.

The city council held an opening ceremony event to open the Compass Gardens gym on Thursday October 12 with special guests including Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Duncan Lumley.

Councillor Bob Massey, Cabinet Member for Parks said: "I am so pleased to able to announce the opening of the new outdoor gym and the works to create another similar facility.

"We have such wonderful parks across the city and this will help the residents make the most of the parks whilst keeping fit and healthy."

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