GALLERY: Champion boxer opens free new public fitness trail and outdoor gym in March’s West End Park
DAVE ‘Boy’ Green MBE was on hand to open a free public fitness trail and outdoor gym in March on Saturday.
The boxer was present with Olympic torch bearer Ian Groome. MP Steve Barclay and Fenland District Councillors Kit Owen and Peter Murphy at the launch of the town’s very own Trail and Outdoor Gym at West End Park on City Road.
Fitness fanatics of all ages got to try the course and were given training tips by exercise gurus and the former British and European champion.
Michele Katzler, chair of Friends of West End Park, was thrilled with the launch and the reception the new trail and outdoor gym have received
She said: “People are already using the trail. A 12 year old boy commented that he really liked the facilities because you can come and use them anytime and the resistance of the equipment depends on your own body weight.
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“Groups of teenagers have been training on the horizontal bars and climbing ropes.
“Dave ‘Boy’ Green gave an inspiring talk about how, after a heavy drinking session, his trainer told him he could either be a drinker or a fighter and he never looked back.
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“Ian Groome talked about how young people could use the facilities to exercise and improve their motivation and positivity.”
The new equipment is designed to last 25 years and has been paid for by Groundwork UK and WREN (landfill communities fund), who together have invested almost �30,000 into the park.
They have received ongoing assistance from Fenland District Council.
The Friends of West End Park have a range of activities planned for next year and are looking for a volunteer to take up a chair role.