Outdoor gym in Hereford unveiled

Outdoor gym in Hereford unveiled

Opening of Herefordshire's first community outdoor gym by Herefordshire Housing near the Yazor Brook.from left, Amy Francis, Emmily Simcock (Herefordshire Housing) and Ben Francis with some of the new equipment. 1434_71001. Photo: James Magg

Opening of Herefordshire's first community outdoor gym by Herefordshire Housing near the Yazor Brook.from left, Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Rob Weale, Peter Brown (Chief Executive, Herefordshire Housing), Mayor of Hereford Councillor Len Tawn

Opening of Herefordshire's first community outdoor gym by Herefordshire Housing near the Yazor Brook.from left, Peter Brown (Chief Executive, Herefordshire Housing), Mayor of Hereford Councillor Len Tawn, Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Rob Weal

The opening of Herefordshire's first community outdoor gym by Herefordshire Housing near the Yazor Brook.from left, Jennifer Preedy (Herefordshire Housing Business Improvement Manager) and Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Rob Weale1434_71004. Phot

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ONE of Herefordshire's first outdoor gym was unveiled last week.

Already popular in several countries worldwide – California’s Muscle Beach has a global reputation – the outdoor gym serves to encourage people to get fresh air and fit for free.

It was installed by Herefordshire Housing (HHL) which saved £100,000 for two outdoor gyms as part if its 'Value for Money' efficiency savings campaign.

The gym, near Yazor Brook in Moor Farm, Hereford was opened last Thursday by Commonwealth gold medallist Rob Weale.

Another is currently being installed at Tudorville in Ross-on-Wye and is due to open in the next few weeks.

Fitness fanatics of all ages attended the launch to test out the equipment and were helped by thePoint4 team who provided demonstrations.

A variety of equipment has been installed, including children's exercise bikes and specialist equipment for disabled users.

It is open for anyone to use at any time of the day and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

All items display instructions on how to use them safely and effectively.

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7:04am Wed 27 Aug 14

Cllr Liz Harvey says...

This new facility looks fantastic - and great fun too. Well done to Herefordshire Housing for making these investments in play-fitness equipment in Hereford & Ross.

Cllr Martin Eager championed Ledbury Town Council's installation of the this equipment on the Recreation Ground in Ledbury two years ago and it has proved very popular with young and old alike.
This new facility looks fantastic - and great fun too. Well done to Herefordshire Housing for making these investments in play-fitness equipment in Hereford & Ross. Cllr Martin Eager championed Ledbury Town Council's installation of the this equipment on the Recreation Ground in Ledbury two years ago and it has proved very popular with young and old alike. Cllr Liz Harvey
  • Score: 12

11:13am Wed 27 Aug 14

Herefordboy says...

Unfortunately next weeks headline will be "Outdoor gym equipment vandalised by moronic idiots"
Unfortunately next weeks headline will be "Outdoor gym equipment vandalised by moronic idiots" Herefordboy
  • Score: -4

12:20pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Clarkester says...

That's the spirit Herefordboy...
It's actually been in use by people for a couple of weeks (kids and adults sneaking in through the unsecured fencing...) And so far it seems to be being treated very well.
Lots of people have been stopping by and having a go, it's really good to see.
My only criticism would be that it is not big enough!
Oh, and some of the things seem a little easy even for small children.
But other than that, it's great.
That's the spirit Herefordboy... It's actually been in use by people for a couple of weeks (kids and adults sneaking in through the unsecured fencing...) And so far it seems to be being treated very well. Lots of people have been stopping by and having a go, it's really good to see. My only criticism would be that it is not big enough! Oh, and some of the things seem a little easy even for small children. But other than that, it's great. Clarkester
  • Score: 8

4:07pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Herefordboy says...

I hope I am wrong but alas this is the world we live in.Where I live the whole playgroung was removed after tens of thousands of pounds were spent but it was ruined within days (twice) by kids who probably then complain they do it because they are bored.Oh the irony! Good luck to this project.
I hope I am wrong but alas this is the world we live in.Where I live the whole playgroung was removed after tens of thousands of pounds were spent but it was ruined within days (twice) by kids who probably then complain they do it because they are bored.Oh the irony! Good luck to this project. Herefordboy
  • Score: -1

6:24pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Randombloke says...

Herefordboy does have the right comment...But worded in the wrong way..
Then again moor farm isnt newton farm..
But good luck with the park..Hope the window twitcher keep it protected from the little darlings let out to play when its dark...
Herefordboy does have the right comment...But worded in the wrong way.. Then again moor farm isnt newton farm.. But good luck with the park..Hope the window twitcher keep it protected from the little darlings let out to play when its dark... Randombloke
  • Score: 1

7:19pm Wed 27 Aug 14

megilleland says...

Randombloke wrote:
Herefordboy does have the right comment...But worded in the wrong way..
Then again moor farm isnt newton farm..
But good luck with the park..Hope the window twitcher keep it protected from the little darlings let out to play when its dark...
So that explains why there is no play equipment on the estate for young children. No doubt the land where these sites could be built will be requisitioned for future housing.
[quote][p][bold]Randombloke[/bold] wrote: Herefordboy does have the right comment...But worded in the wrong way.. Then again moor farm isnt newton farm.. But good luck with the park..Hope the window twitcher keep it protected from the little darlings let out to play when its dark...[/p][/quote]So that explains why there is no play equipment on the estate for young children. No doubt the land where these sites could be built will be requisitioned for future housing. megilleland
  • Score: -5

5:25am Fri 29 Aug 14

Mick Howard says...

'One of Herefordshires first outdoor gym'? How many gyms are going to be first? To be first it is singular, not one of many. Whereas 'one
Of Herefords new outdoor gyms has opened' would have made sense.
'One of Herefordshires first outdoor gym'? How many gyms are going to be first? To be first it is singular, not one of many. Whereas 'one Of Herefords new outdoor gyms has opened' would have made sense. Mick Howard
  • Score: 0

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