Outdoor gym in Hackney Downs

Hi all. I’ve emailed my local MPs on numerous occasions about an outdoor gym being created in Hackney Downs. They’re something I first saw and experienced in Sydney, and to my eyes it seems a perfect opportunity to bring something a little more to Hackney Downs by creating on there. All it takes (theoretically) is a small area of what is a huge space, put in the right sort of equipment and watch people come. Free resistance and workout machines which can, in terms of ‘ROI’, bring health benefits to many for a one-off cost (bar the off bit of maintenance and/or cleaning). Unfortunately I haven’t got very far in terms of response on this – but wanted to put it out there and see what people thought. Would you like to see more of this sort of thing in hackney? I’ve seen a few in other London boroughs on my travels… I think they’re a cracking idea.

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    ewebber - 5 November 2013, 7:00 pm

    Hi @hollaa01 there is an outdoor gym in Hackney! It’s on Mabley Green:http://www.yeahhackney.com/groups/get-fit-hackney/forum/topic/the-adidas-outdoor-gym-mabley-green/

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    hollaa01 - 6 November 2013, 12:08 pm

    Oh, cool. Didn’t know that @ewebber – it’s exactly the sort of thing I mean. But I still think it’d be beneficial to have one elsewhere too. One doesn’t quite do it. Shamefully, I’ve never heard of Mabley Green (oops)

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    ewebber - 6 November 2013, 3:03 pm

    @hollaa01 it’s worth having a look at the Hackney Council website, parks page, this talks about outdoor trails and the gym I already mentioned: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/parksforlife.htm I’m not sure how much the Mabley Green gym is used doing a study may give you some support for your campaign and it would be interesting to share amongst this group”

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