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County Council unveils new outdoor gym in Portumna

Portumna residents can now get plenty of varied exercise in the fresh air with the installation of fitness gear for a new outdoor gym.

The new fitness equipment at this Outdoor Gym on Castle Avenue, Portumna was unveiled at a ceremony with Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council Jimmy McClearn, Galway TDs Ciaran Cannon and Anne Rabbitte and councillor Ivan Canning

The use of the Outdoor Gym facility is intended to complement the adjacent walking trails within the Forest Park and offers a range of exercise stations including wheelchair accessible exercise stations to help kick start any get-fit resolutions.

The outdoor gym is made up of eight double exercise stations which includes a walker, cross-trainer, bicycle, stepper, chest press, accessible hand cycle, shoulder flexor, chin-up bars, leg press and rower.

Together these fitness machines offers users the opportunity to avail of sixteen exercises targeting different areas of the body.

This facility was part-funded by National Sports Capital/National Lottery funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

It was implemented by the county council with the advice and support of the Mighty Oaks Arch Club and Galway Sports Partnership.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com

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