More outdoor equipment added to Shellharbour City's 'Exercise Trail'

Older residents are invited to join in a special workout class to launch the Shellharbour City’s newest outdoor exercise facility at Eric Creary Reserve in Junction Road, Barrack Point.

The new exercise equipment will be officially opened by Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba and Member for Shellharbour Anna Watson on Monday 27 August 11.30am. The launch will include a ‘come and try’ exercise session facilitated by a qualified exercise physiologist. 

The project was partially funded by the Community Building Partnership Program, which was sought by residents of the Surfrider Caravan Park and the Affiliated Residential Park Residents Association Incorporated – Illawarra under the Community Building Partnership Program 2016.

The project – which was titled ‘Exercise for Grey Hairs’ – cost just over $32,000 of which $20,000 was grant funding. The project brief was to enable older people to access exercise.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said the provision of outdoor exercise equipment was part of Council’s ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of local seniors and promoting healthy lifestyles for all members of the community as part of Council's Healthy Ageing Strategy.

“The equipment promotes better posture, improved balance and greater flexibility and can be utilised at any time of the day,” Cr Saliba said.

“Outdoor exercise equipment is a fun way of getting more exercise, enjoying our great environment and it's free.”

The new equipment expands the number of exercise stations along the city’s foreshore. Other locations are: Reddall Reserve (Reddall Parade, Lake Illawarra), Strong Reserve (Little Lake Crescent, Warilla) and Barrack Reserve (Headland Parade, Barrack Point).

Media opportunity: Official launch at 11.30am with Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba will be on site with Member for Shellharbour Anna Watson MP. A qualified exercise physiologist will facilitate a community ‘Come and Try’ session. 

Media queries: Flora Lepouras 0421 044 100.