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Playground for older people opens

A man tries out some of the outdoor equipment in Herne
The outdoor gym is suitable for people of any fitness level

A free outdoor gym for senior citizens to encourage them to become healthier has been officially opened in Kent.

The leader of Canterbury City Council, John Gilbey, officiated at the ceremony at the Cherry Orchard Playing Field, in Herne, near Herne Bay.

The facility offers seven pieces of gym equipment aimed at working every part of the body, and is actually suitable for everyone over the age of 12.

It includes sit-up benches, pull-up bars, chest and leg presses.

The gym is sited adjacent to the children's play area so parents can work-out while keeping an eye on their children.



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