When it came to choosing pieces for the outdoor gym, Merriott Parish Council worked closely with Fresh Air Fitness on a selection of equipment. The end result provided a variety of fitness experiences for the community including cardio, flexibility and strength-based exercise equipment. All ages and abilities were catered for, with workout stations ranging from the hip twister and bike, which is great pieces for beginners, to the dip station and triple pull up, which is suitable for more advanced users looking to work on strength.
The outdoor gym equipment was supported with a series of open sessions taking place on four consecutive Sunday mornings which were promoted in the village magazine. There have also been regular newsletter articles detailing different aspects of the outdoor gym equipment. A year after opening there was a further open day which continued to increase the awareness of the outdoor gym equipment facility.