Fight the flab at Four Mile
CAIRNS Regional Council has backed a plan to get a fitness trail at Four Mile Park - all that is needed for it to become reality is community support.
Windswell Kitesurfing owner Brett “Bretto” Whitfield has been working hard for the past year to organise the “play equipment for adults”.
“It’s something the locals will benefit from and there’s a lot of residents in Port and major resorts down this end,” he said of the location.
“It will be good to cross-train and warm up on, there are about 30 different exercises all in one pyramid shape, including pushups, chin-ups and stretches.
“It’s good for sport groups, school kids and for us kite surfers - instead of standing around waiting for the wind to pick up, we can come over here and cross-train.”
The proposed location, which has been approved by Cairns Regional Council, is at Four Mile Park on the opposite side of the playground.
“This area is rarely used and we’re naturally utilising the shaded part, there’s a nice cool breeze from the beach,” Mr Whitfield said.
“It will be about 25m-by-25m and the equipment is static, there are no moving parts and they are made of plasticrecycled-timber and stainless poles and there are instructions for the exercises in the middle.
“It’s environmentallyfriendly and does not require maintenance, council is happy to allocate the land, we just need the community support.”
Mr Whitfield said there is a community grant of around $30,000 and the project is eligible to apply for the funds.
“Council has indicated they will make the project happen, it has to be a community group that applies for the grant and the Combined Club are happy to take over the project providing I get enough community support,” he said.
“It promotes strength, fitness and health in the community and will be great for the town to get outdoors and get active.
“The Waterfront plan is taking a long time, this is a project we can do now and get instant results.
“In the future we could have mini-stations on the edge of the hill and at the waterfront and make one big circuit through town.”
To show your support and to find out more information on the proposed fitness trail email Brett Whitfield at email@example.com
Top talent: Shanice Mclean singing at the Higlander Tavern late last year (inset) aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
Fitness Trail: Maroochydore’s fitness trail similar to the Four Mile Beach proposal