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Claire E

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Outdoor gym equipment
« on: December 19, 2012, 09:29:01 PM »
Article on outdoor gym equipment here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17818223  Is this something people would like to have in the field eventually?

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jaybee

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 08:38:00 AM »
Good idea.I tried sourcing some high quality equipment made in Warwick before the meeting on 22nd Nov,but came up with nothing.Have tried the address you gave,but Google spat it back at me,but will try again later.I think it is essential to source things like this when we make approaches to,say,the Lottery fund,so if anyone knows of this type of gym equipment and has experience of it,please post here.
I'm assuming any equipment will be for all ages and vandal proof.

christopher

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 12:03:01 PM »
I have no wish to be controversial or make enemies, but are we trying to make the fields into a park or keep them as fields?

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Claire E

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 01:06:41 PM »
I don't think that's controversial, I think we're probably agreed we don't want to change the character of the area too much. Since the fields are already used for sport and fitness though I thought maybe a couple of bits of equipment might fit in quite well, maybe spaced out around the perimeter amongst the trees. Not addicted to the idea though so if anyone else disagrees that's fine with me. We'd have to raise an awful lot of money to buy & instal it so it may not be achievable in any case.

Sorry you couldn't get the link to work Jaybee, yes the equipment is suitable for adults of all ages and looks fairly indestructible.

jerry

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 03:37:31 PM »
I think it's a great idea. If it's the intention of the committee to encourage more use of the fields apart from football then there has to be an incentive, I feel installing an out door gym would prove to be such an incentive.

Go for it committee. Can you get lottery funding for this?

jaybee

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 04:02:31 PM »
The committee will be seriously looking for funding in the new year,and yes,we will be looking at lottery money and will make the approach with the help of the city council.

I've just had a look at the outdoor gym equipment,and am blown away by it.There's no way I would EVER set foot inside a gym,but I could certainly have a bash at that.I don't think it would look any more intrusive than football goal posts or rubbish bins.If it gets people to exercise then it gets my vote.If it gets people into the fields then it gets my vote.I don't think Diggy Fields will become a park with flowers and fountains etc,it doesn't lend itself to that,but it's a shame to limit its use to football.It needs to become an area for all to use and care for.

Kreed

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 05:11:53 PM »
What a splendid idea. It will be an asset to the fields and I imagine will be used by all ages. Will there be a punch bag?  :P

susan

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 10:57:48 PM »
I like the idea of a FITNESS TRAIL

It could be incorporated into a long distance run and/or an annual event with prizes.

The price doesn't seem that exorbitant either.

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We don't publish our prices on the website because there are too many variables to consider. As a rule of thumb you can say that the average price across the range supplied and installed is approx ?1100 per piece +VAT

It also looks like very little maintenance is needed.  :D

Admin

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 12:11:35 AM »
I've linked to the YouTube video's of this equipment.

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Claire E

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 08:53:53 AM »
Nice idea to have a trail, thanks for the links. Looks to me though like this equipment might be more for serious fitness enthusiasts rather than an excercise bike or cross trainer that anyone can hop on if they feel like it? Maybe a mixture of both would be good?

christopher

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2012, 10:27:02 AM »
I could incorporate that into one of my runs! (If I've enough energy left?)

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2012, 10:51:10 PM »
I like the idea. Think it would be good to get people using the fields who don't necessarily have a dog to take for a walk as that seems to be the main use! 

I would like to see a tennis court patch!

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Re: Outdoor gym equipment
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2013, 10:41:32 AM »
If you want to get an idea of what this kind of equipment would be like, visit Gheluvelt Park! There are a number of pieces there, and whilst there are definitely used by "serious" exercisers, they are also just hopped onto by some passing walkers (including me!) You might need your swimmers for some of them at the moment though...

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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2013, 02:10:32 PM »
I did notice that the gym equipment in Gheluvelt does erode the grass and become very muddy even with some mesh down. Perhaps if we did get some a small playground type surface would be preferable underneath?