Outdoor gym initiative for Portland, Merino

OUTDOOR gym equipment will be installed at parks in Portland and Merino in a program that aims to encourage people to adopt a healthier and active lifestyle.

The gym equipment will be available at no cost to the public and will also be used to deliver free, open-air fitness classes during the summer months.

Glenelg Shire Council is providing the Fitness in the Park program, funded by a Department of Health initiative to tackle obesity.

The equipment and sites were chosen after a series of community meetings and phone surveys.

Mayor John Northcott said having outdoor exercise equipment that was accessible to everyone helped promote good health. 

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