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  • Northside West

New fitness area in Millennium Park

Saturday, 15th December, 2018 2:00pm
New fitness area in Millennium Park

Pictured at the opening of the new Callisthenics area in Miullenium Park are (l-r): Anel Kvrgic, Cllr Natalie Treacy (SF), Cllr Paul Donnelly (SF), Dylan Brady and Cllr Tania Doyle (IND) Photo: Orla Murray/ SON Photo

New fitness area in Millennium Park

Pictured at the opening of the new Callisthenics area in Miullenium Park are (l-r): Anel Kvrgic, Cllr Natalie Treacy (SF), Cllr Paul Donnelly (SF), Dylan Brady and Cllr Tania Doyle (IND) Photo: Orla Murray/ SON Photo

A PUBLIC calisthenics area has been installed by Fingal County Council in Millennium Park in Blanchardstown following a suggestion by two local residents.

The area was officially opened on Thursday, November 22, with Anel Kvrgic and Dylan Brady, the originators of the idea, in attendance.

Kvrgic and Brady initially approached the council with the idea of creating the area to promote fitness and health in the community.

The council was happy to engage with the residents to implement what promises to be a practical and positive addition to the park.

Calisthenics is a form of weight training using the person’s own bodyweight. It has been noted for improving muscle tone, strength, flexibility, agility, balance and coordination. It is a form of exercise that is growing in popularity, especially among young adults.

The newly built area complements the current outdoor equipment available in the park, and according to the council it demonstrates its commitment to taking on board the ideas and views of residents to improve Fingal in tangible ways.

“We are pleased to launch the new public calisthenics area in Millennium Park,” said Director of Services in the Operations Department, David Storey.

“It is another example of how the department is open to suggestions and ideas to improve the daily lives of our residents.”

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