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Wirral parkland fitness challenge
11:52am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A PARKLAND fitness challenge has been launched by Wirral Council to help stimulate a fresh outlook on exercise.
Several local parks now boast new outdoor exercise equipment for people to use free of charge.
Park fitness "buddies" and NHS health trainers will be on hand to ease people through the early stages of an exercise regime.
They will learn how to look after their health and get fit without the need to sign up to a health club.
A series of events is planned across Wirral including Arrowe Park; New Ferry Park; Central Park, Wallasey; Vale Park, New Brighton; Beechwood; Woodchurch; Birkenhead Park; Victoria Park, Tranmere; Lingham Park, Moreton and Leasowe Leisure Centre.
The initial events were held at Arrowe Park this morning and New Ferry Park from 1pm-3pm this afternoon.
Cllr Chris Meaden, Wirral Council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “For a lot of people, particularly those who aren’t especially active in general, getting started is the biggest obstacle towards improving their own health and fitness.
“These free activities in local parks will hopefully appeal to those who want to take literally those first steps on the road to a more active and healthy lifestyle.
“Health walks are designed people of all ages and abilities, while we also now have the Park Fitness Buddies to help people use some of fitness equipment in the park setting, so there is no pressure.”
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