Blundellsands' Labour Cllr Veronica Bennett says budding Crosby Olympians will benefit from new open air keep-fit equipment
Blundellsands Ward Labour Councillor Veronica Bennett said Crosby's budding future Olympians will benefit from a new outdoor gym which is being installed on the waterfront.
The new outdoor gym equipment is set to be installed on the green near to Crosby's coastguard station.
Sefton PCT's Health Inequalities Investment Fund is paying for the new equipment after the success of a pilot scheme at the Marina.
Now 27 sites across Sefton will benefit from the new equipment.
Cllr Bennett said the new equipment will help people keep fit while enjoying the Crosby waterfront's fantastic scenery.
Cllr Bennett said: "I am really pleased that the new keep fit equipment will be sited near to the coastguard station.
"The feedback the PCT received from the public about the pilot sites in Sefton were so positive that they have decided to roll out the equipment to other parts of the borough.
"As a person who attends the gym regularly myself, I welcome the installation of this equipment. It gives people the chance to use keep fit equipment without having to pay gym fees and while enjoying the views from our fabulous waterfront.
"The roll out of the equipment has been done in a way which makes sure that every part of Sefton benefits from this equipment. The sites have been chosen so they are near residential areas or in areas which attract lots of people so most people will be able to benefit from them.
"That means Crosby is getting four new sites in addition to Victoria Park, which is great news for the whole area."
Cllr Bennett said the new equipment will help tackle the problem of rising levels of obesity.
Cllr Bennett said: "We all know about the problem of childhood obesity and health inequality. This new equipment could go some way to tackling that problem.
"It's about getting people away from in front of their TVs or away from their games consoles out into the fresh air and exercising. This equipment is a good way of doing that.
"The PCT tells us that they will be installed by the end of 2012 and they will have an estimated lifespan for 15-20 years. They are definitely going to become part of my keep fit routine."