With the weather warming up Frome Town Council are encouraging residents to make the most of Frome’s Outdoor Gym. Located on the old Showfield, behind Frome Medical Practice and Frome Community Hospital, the outdoor gym is perfect for budding exercise enthusiasts or regular gym goers alike.
The Department of Health recommends adults do 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, but cost and accessibility can sometimes make this almost impossible. The good news with an outdoor gym is that it is completely free and ours has been designed to be easy to use so anyone can give it a go.
To help ensure everyone feels confident using the equipment the Council are running introduction sessions on Monday’s at 9.30am. These drop ins are for people aged 18 or over and begin on Monday 4th June for eight weeks.
Although these are not personal training sessions, people are invited to learn how to use the equipment in the presence of a qualified instructor until they feel comfortable on their own and are welcome to come along to as many as they would like.
Councillor Gary Collinson said ‘The joy of an outdoor gym is the spontaneity and fun. People walking past, dog walkers and runners have all stopped to try the different machines. It can also be a hive of social activity a chance to get together with old friends or even meet new friends. Or if you’ve been put off by busy gyms in the past, you can find a quiet time that suits you – there really is something for everyone.’
After they’ve had a go at using the gym people might also want to join a free couch to 5km course taking place from Frome Medical Practice at 10.30am straight after the gym sessions.
You can find out more about the sessions here: https://tinyurl.com/fromeoutdoorgym. To ensure some quality one to one support, anyone interested in coming along to the free sessions should pre-book here: https://tinyurl.com/outdoorgymtickets.