Sports for all | 19 June 2020
Roche Caïman fitness trail gets new weight-resistance workstation
Fitness enthusiasts using the Roche Caïman fitness trail or parcourse will soon have new options through a new self-propelled cardio equipment and body weight-resistance workstation designed for various ages and fitness levels.
The new facility which is under the final installation phase will become fully operational as from next week.
The new feature will boost the capacity of the 2.23km fitness trail which has just reopened after temporarily closing down as part of the temporary safety precautions against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to Francis Remie, who is the director for the sports for all unit which coordinates the fitness trail’s programme within the National Sports Council (NSC), the equipment at the new stations are those that were previously stationed at the Beau Vallon beach.
He explained that renovation work has been carried out on them by the NSC, while the concrete base has been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Victoria.
Mr Remie also explained that to use the new station, trail users will still have to call the NSC on 4671200 during office hours to register and book their training days in advance for control purposes, limiting the number of people at the facility at one particular time.
He added that such facility, other than promoting a healthy lifestyle and making fitness fun and accessible to all people, will also serve everyone, regardless of their economic situation or physical ability.
Studies have shown that physical activity outdoors lowers a person's blood pressure and heart rate and as a result, exercise outdoors feels less tiring than similar exercise indoors, which, in turn, pushes someone closer to his or her maximum performance.
Other advantages of outdoor gyms and training stations include fun and easily accessible form of exercise, simple exercises customised for different levels, as well as a natural and social meeting place for everybody.