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Green for Go at New Gym at Enfield Playing Fields

Published Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Enfield Council, via the Enfield Residents Priority Fund, has funded a new Green Gym in Enfield Playing Fields which will allow visitors to the area to get fit whilst out and about.

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The gym, which cost £26,000, was proposed by the Friends of Enfield Playing Fields, with the support of Councillors from Town Ward, Enfield Ignatians Rugby Club and Enfield Town FC. The Green Gym is a fantastic asset to the park and is available for everybody to use.

The equipment allows users to undertake all kinds of exercise such as cardiovascular work, push ups and arm lifts; it can be enjoyed by people of all ages and is sited near the Donkey Lane entrance.

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture Leisure Youth and Localism said “This new equipment is a huge asset to Enfield Playing Fields, and gives people who may not be members of a gym the chance to get fit and enjoy themselves in our parks. 

“If you are coming along to watch a game in the QEII stadium and are perhaps a little early why not check out the Green Gym? It’s a great way to pass the time.”

Ruth Hastings Iqball, the Secretary of the Friends of Enfield Playing Fields said “We are delighted with the new facility.  The gym has only just been installed and it is already being well used, which shows how popular it is. 

“The Friends of Enfield Playing Fields are always seeking to improve all aspects of our park.  At our request, a new children’s playground is currently being installed, which will provide enjoyment and exercise for local children.  Enfield's Parks are vital for the health and wellbeing of the borough's residents and need and deserve our support."

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