While canvassing yesterday one local resident asked me about providing more outdoor gyms in Hammersmith and Fulham.
Hillingdon Council are keen on them – so far they have got 18 in different parks around their borough.
The equipment they have includes:
- Crunch station
- Cross Trainer
- Air skier
- Push up/dip station
- Seated Row
- Pull up bars
- Leg Press
- Seated chest press
- Hip Twister
- Big shoulder wheels
To be honest I have no idea what most of those things are. However it is surely a good idea to encourage people to keep fit – including those who can’t afford a huge sub for gym membership.
There would be a cost involved – although as I have noted before the Council’s £22.7 million public health budget is largely wasted at present on bureaucracy and ineffective gimmicks.
I suppose the other problem is space – perhaps Hillingdon has more room than we do.
What do you think?
Anyway I have asked the Council’s Parks Manager for his comments.
Hammersmith Park has an outdoor gym. Check out how well it is used?
Yes, agreed, why not have more these. They don’t have to be big, just fit in however many bits of equipment as the room available allows.
What about one on the ‘Dalling Road Open Space’, an under-used and slightly pointless patch of grass near the town centre.