Maghull Town Council Labour Councillors welcome New Year health

Caroline Esterson


Maghull Town Council has plans to help you find the new you this New Year.

The councillors have this week announced that a 'district gym' is to be installed at KGV park near to the town hall and a 'neighbourhood gym' is to be installed at Glen Park.

Plans had already been drawn up to install outdoor gym equipment at the two Maghull parks.

But now more equipment will be installed to allow townsfolk get fit and healthy without incurring the cost of joining a gym.

Maghull Town Council leader, Labour's Cllr Caroline Esterson, said she was delighted the gyms were coming to Maghull.

Cllr Esterson said: "We were already excited at the prospect of getting our hands on this outdoor gym equipment which we were planning to place in KGV and Glen Park, but now we are over the moon that we are going to get even more equipment.

"KGV is going to get eight instead of five pieces, and Glen Park is going to get five instead of four pieces.

"This gives young and old alike the opportunity to get fit using keep fit equipment while enjoying our great outdoors here in Maghull, but without incurring the cost of going to a gym."

Cllr Esterson said the gyms should be in place by Easter.

Cllr Esterson said: "The plans are to install the equipment in the parks in the spring so they should be up and running around Easter time.

"This is very good news in the ongoing battle against obesity. And, in addition to the equipment that is being provided by funding through Sefton Council, we will be providing example routines you can use to make the most of the equipment. These will be posted and updated on our website for you to download and use as part of your regular fitness routine.

"It gives people the opportunity to get away from sitting in front of their TV and away from their games consoles, and it gets them out into the fresh air exercising.

"So for all those people already planning a keep fit programme for the New Year, make sure you put our new outdoor gyms in your routine."

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