Park no place for fit­ness classes

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion -

TRAINER Su­san An­der­son rep­re­sents her­self as be­ing hard done by, courtesy of “a small mi­nor­ity of Su­bi­aco ratepay­ers” (West­ern Sub­urbs Weekly, Au­gust 2).

Ms An­der­son has been con­duct­ing fit­ness classes in the cov­ered bar­be­cue pic­nic area of Su­bi­aco Com­mon for some time, of­ten sev­eral times a day.

The cov­ered bar­be­cue area ta­bles and benches have been used as press-up benches; step-up benches, as well as where her equip­ment, weights and so forth are placed.

The clients would then con­duct boxing, run­ning on the spot and nu­mer­ous other ex­er­cises along­side this cov­ered space. There are only two such cov­ered ar­eas in the park.

A rea­son­able per­son would as­sume that these fa­cil­i­ties have been made avail­able for the wider com­mu­nity to use for bar­be­cues, pic­nics and so forth rather than for a com­mer­cial en­ter­prise.

Only a few me­tres from this area is a sign that has clearly stated NO EX­ER­CISE CLASSES.

Trainer An­der­son ap­pears not to have com­plied with this coun­cil sign.

If an in­jury oc­curs with one of her clients us­ing fa­cil­i­ties, no doubt the coun­cil is the body that would be sued.

As a ratepayer, I be­lieve com­mer­cial en­ter­prises have no place at Su­bi­aco Com­mon. Well done Su­bi­aco coun­cil for stand­ing up for ratepay­ers. Joan Ja­cobs, Su­bi­aco.

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