Fitness trails to be opened

Fitness trails will be officially opened at both Waitaki Boys' and Girls' High Schools on March 30 as part of a national initiative to get children to engage in physical activity.

The trails, funded by the Youthtown Foundation, were specifically designed by a personal trainer to suit the fitness requirements of New Zealand school children.

They include eight stationary workout stages including a tyre run, chin-up bars, push-up bars, a balance beam, a step-up, hanging bars, a jump beam and parallel bars. Six trails have been completed in Auckland, Taupo and Upper Hutt, with plans to launch 10 more this year.

Youthtown CEO Keith Thorpe said he was delighted to make a long-term investment in a town in which his organisation has an office.


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