Fitness trail one step closer to reality

FITNESS fanatics will soon be able to work out in style with the first of a series of new fitness stations opening in Gloucester District Park.

For the past 12 months Gloucester Rotary Club has been fundraising to purchase fitness equipment to be installed in the park as part of a local fitness trail.

The first of five planned stations will be built behind the tennis courts in the next couple of months.

At a cost of $25,000 the equipment includes an aerobic cycle, stretch station, elliptical trainer and a body twist.

Gloucester Rotary Club members with council general manager Danny Green, mayor John Rosenbaum and Holiday Coast Credit Union chief executive Neville Parsons.

Gloucester Rotary Club members with council general manager Danny Green, mayor John Rosenbaum and Holiday Coast Credit Union chief executive Neville Parsons.

While Rotary has raised the majority of the funds to purchase equipment, grants of $5000 from Holiday Coast Credit Union and $2000 from Yancoal have helped.

“Every year the incoming Rotary president selects a project and this was mine,” outgoing Rotary president Ray Martin said.

Initial plans are for three equipment stations, with two more proposed longer term.

Council has given its backing to the project.

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