Healthy living without touching the pocketbook is the goal of the new Fresh Air Fitness Facility, located at Woodlawn Park.

Sunday saw it celebrate it's grand opening, and the project's spear-headers Peggy Rohatyn and Debbie Knight could hardly contain their excitement about the milestone.

"This has been a really fun day. We put a lot of work and effort into it, but we also must acknowledge what Randy Franke (of KRJ Fabricating) has contributed. He's fabricated all the equipment that's here," stated Rohatyn.

Girl Guides were on hand to provide refreshments. 

 However, more is yet to come when it comes to the units installed in the location.

 "It won't be finished for a few years yet. We plan to continue fundraising and adding on, and we're looking for any  advice, anything that people would like to see us include," Knight shared, mentioning that they would look into any  recommendations presented to them.

 "We have some things that we have to adjust, which we are aware of and is being taken care of," she added.

 When it came to the day's events itself, they were quite pleased at the outcome. 

 "It's awesome. We were nervous, because it is a come and go and we didn't know how many people we were really  going to see, but we're happy," Rohatyn said.

 The festivities included demonstrations of the equipment by volunteers and refreshments supplied by the local Girl  Guides.

Martial arts was among the demonstrations provided for the public.

 Among those in attendance was Sergey Beloglazoe, who  expressed the idea that the facilities could inspire more folks to  take fitness seriously.

"It's awesome for people to come here when they have free time, without having a gym membership or anything. They can just try things out, and if they like it they could end up in a gym with the instructors."

He said that the climbing ropes were one item that he is excited to see installed.

"It do it myself, and it's pretty awesome. I like that there is a variety of different things."

The facilities are to be open year round, and will consist of a wide range of fitness and health activity stations located around the place.

         

 

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