For All Abilities and Ages 14+
Pump Iron Outside at Greenwald Plaza in Pottawatomie Park
Featuring a circuit of workout equipment stations in Pottawatomie Park that brings things like chin-up bars and incline benches, leg presses and elliptical machines out of the gym and into the fresh air.
Many of these fitness stations are wheelchair-accessible, making them especially useful for physically or developmentally disabled individuals who would otherwise not have access to such sophisticated fitness equipment.
Designed to be used by almost anyone, regardless of ability or fitness level, eight stations will provide a complete body workout. Equipment such as the vertical press works shoulders and arms while the leg press concentrates on quadriceps and calves. A cross-country ski machine, or elliptical, strengthens leg muscles, improves cardiovascular endurance and enhances agility and coordination. A lat pull station concentrates on upper back, biceps and core muscles, while the chest press addresses shoulders, abdominals, forearms and triceps. The equipment lets users work against their own body mass, and accompanying signage with handy QR codes instructs users on proper form and safety.
This outdoor gym is located adjacent to Gaffney Ball Field, making it a convenient drop-in location for walkers, bikers, or users of the Community Center or Swanson Pool. Parents could get in a great workout while waiting for their children at preschool programs. Distance walkers could diversify their fitness program by including a few minutes on the vertical and chest press machines to get a total body workout.
This project was supported by a generous grant in 2016 from Greenfields Outdoor Fitness.
Ages 13 & under are not permitted to use this circuit of workout equipment stations. Thanks for your cooperation.
Looking for different workout ideas?
Check out Norris Recreation Center’s MOVE MORE training program: click here