Exercise made easier at lake
Helping the mobility impaired keep fit is part of the aim behind additional exercise equipment being installed at Tokoroa’s Lake Moananui.
In 2015 seven permanently fixed exercise stations were installed around the lake by the South Waikato District Council.
Based on the positive feedback from users and determined to keep the momentum going, the council has now allocated funding of $34,000 to buy and install five more as part of its recently adopted Annual Plan.
But this time communications manager Kerry Fabrie said those with mobility impairments will also be able to get in on the action.
‘‘The new equipment will include a combination wheelchair press, bicep curl and squat machine, a seated overhead shoulder press, a shoulder grinder [which is] basically a bicycle for arms, double monkey bars, and a scramble net,’’ she said.
‘‘Three pieces of machinery are currently being installed and two more apparatus will be installed in the coming month on the east side of lake.’’
To make it easier for those with mobility impairments the equipment is also being stationed alongside the lake’s existing concrete path which means users won’t have to go over uneven terrain to access them.