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12.06.2012 - Ausgabe: 3/2012

Alfresco Fitness in Bromham

One of Bedford's oldest residents showed that age is no barrier with a workout at a new outdoor gym installed on Bromham's playing fields behind the Village Hall.

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Plucky pensioner Walter Perry, who has just celebrated his 80th birthday, joined youngsters for a keep-fit session on a range of fitness equipment created by Wicksteed Playscapes - and proved that you're never too old, or too cool, for exercise.
Thanks to recent funding, Bromham Parish Council has been able to provide the al fresco fitness range, which includes varying units for stretching, flexing, toning and strengthening muscles and limbs and enhancing general physical wellbeing.
Researched, designed and developed by Wicksteed in close association with professionals from Staffordshire University's Centre for Sport and Exercise, the range can be used by anyone over the age of twelve who wants to improve their health and fitness levels. Parish clerk Julie Betts said: "Parish Council are pleased that this new equipment has been well received by residents. They were keen to provide outdoor equipment, free of charge, for the entire village to promote health and wellbeing all round." Julie is delighted that these exciting exercise products are now fully in use in the community.
A Wicksteed spokesman added: "We all know nowadays that activities to promote healthier and happier bodies should be a part of our daily lives, but getting ourselves to the local gym or using facilities in schools sometimes proves too difficult. With outdoor fitness equipment such as this, there's really no excuse not to have a go!"
(www.wicksteed.co.uk)
 

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