GET FIT: Charleville Neighbourhood Centre co-ordinator Anne O’Brien and committee member Michael Moore test out the new equipment along the Warrego River walk.
GET FIT: Charleville Neighbourhood Centre co-ordinator Anne O’Brien and committee member Michael Moore test out the new equipment along the Warrego River walk.

Warrego River walk has new fitness advantages

THE Charleville Neighbourhood Centre has provided an opportunity for people to further their exercise without having to stay indoors.

Outdoor gym equipment has been permanently placed along the Warrego River walk and Neighbourhood Centre co-ordinator Anne O'Brien said it would benefit those who use the popular walking path.

"The equipment is specially designed for outdoor use and has no moving parts to ensure it will still be useable when the floodwaters go down," Ms O'Brien said.

The $15,757 project came to life when Ms O'Brien saw an outdoors exercise station when on holidays.

"The one I saw had moving parts but being on the river bank we wanted no moving parts," she said.

"That way the floodwaters can come and go and there will be no damage or maintenance."

The Neighbourhood Centre has permanently installed four pieces of equipment which will enable users to perform stretches, chin ups, sit ups, leg lifts and back extensions.

Ms O'Brien said the river walk was a great place to exercise away from traffic and barking dogs.

Murweh Shire Mayor Denis Cook is a regular exerciser along the river walk and said the new equipment would be a plus for the town.

"A lot of people use the outdoor equipment in other towns and I think it would be an asset to our town," Cr Cook said.


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