Tell council how you would like to workout

Tell council how you would like to workout

From high-tech cardio stations with touch screens to chest press machines, Council is calling for residents to speak up about how they like to keep fit.

A number of pieces of fitness equipment along the Torquay Esplanade are going to be replaced.

Fraser Coast Regional Council asking residents to vote on what they would like to see replace them.

Councillor Jade Wellings said the feedback let Council know what equipment residents use most.

“The options were chosen after being evaluated and assessed based on functionality, durability and resilience in high impact resistance and outdoor environments.

“It’s all part of Council’s plan to ensure we have a safe, healthy and active community, and that we maintain the unique lifestyle we all love and enjoy here on the Fraser Coast.”

The $57, 000 replacement will be funded by the Council Capital Works Program.

The existing facilities are within the Torquay area and to improve accessibility, public amenity and reduce maintenance cost, the replacement equipment will be installed at the pathway area adjoining the carpark between Nielsen Park and Bill Fraser Park.

The three options include:

1: Four innovative new advanced cardio stations that provide real fitness training for all capabilities, with resistance that can be changed via touch screens and is able to be paired with personal devices. This equipment has been designed to be resistant to vandalism and malicious damage.

2: Three circuit-based fitness training pieces that can have the resistance increased or decreased depending on individual fitness levels, plus a cardio cycle machine.

3: Replacing the existing exercise equipment with more of the same equipment. These do not allow changing resistance or pairing with smart devices. Plus a cardio cross trainer.

To vote go the ‘Have your Say’ page

The survey closes Friday 18 December, 2020.


Photo and article supplied by Fraser Coast Regional Council

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