Work out with a view at Wangi
Date posted: 13 March 2018
Wangi Wangi foreshore has become an exercise haven with the opening of four new outdoor gym stations along a 500-metre section between Wangi Wangi Workers Club and Wangi Wangi RSL Club.
Council’s Acting Manager Community Planning, Wes Hain, said the gym stations are fitted out with low-impact exercise equipment, making them perfect for those recovering from injury or beginning a new fitness journey.
The equipment installed at the four stations are:
- sit and reach;
- sit ups/push ups and vault bar;
- step ups and body curl; and
- seated dips.
“The outdoor exercise equipment provides a great benefit to the local Lake Macquarie community,” Mr Hain said.
Wangi Wangi Lions Club spokesperson, Bruce MacFarlane, said the project was an initiative of the Wangi Wangi Lions Club to celebrate the Wangi Centennial in 2016 and the Centenary of Lions International in 2017.
“This project is another way in which the Lions Club is contributing to a vibrant and liveable lakeside community, and we are delighted to see the community using and enjoying the equipment,” Mr MacFarlane said.
The four exercise stations were officially opened recently by the Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Kay Fraser, State Member for Lake Macquarie, Greg Piper, and the Federal Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon.
The project was jointly funded by the Australian Government’s Community Building Partnership, the NSW State Government’s Stronger Communities Program and development contributions from the Lake Macquarie City Council.
When we’re looking at upgrading our park and playground, we also look at shade structures and how natural shade can be implemented. However we ask users to be mindful that exercise equipment surfaces can sometimes get hot in the middle of the day and to check it before use.
Article by Lake Macquarie City Council
Page last updated: 13 March 2018