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Forestville Exercise Playground

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published June 23rd 2011
If you've ever been kicked off a playground for being too big, then visit Forrestville Reserve for an adult-only playground. Okay, so it isn't about playing pirates and princesses, and you might not have as much fun as on the flying fox, but this great idea is opening up the playground to the parents.

Fitness Equipment

The Forrestville Reserve exercise playground features 7 pieces of fitness equipment that simulate common gym equipment. There aren't any programable treadmills, or adjustable weights, but there are plenty of opportunities to help you get fit.

The exercise playground is located just behind the Goodwood Train Station. It is also right next to the Unley Swimming Pool, have a go on the machines while your kids are busy in their swimming lessons. The equipment is divided into two separate sections, you can choose from cross-trainers, rowing machines, steppers and other exercise equipment. Each machine has clear step-by-step instructions that help you learn how to use it right. Learn what areas each machine covers, and the correct way to use them.

Step-by-Step Instructions

With the step-by-step instructions these machines can offer more guidance than some gyms. The best thing about them is that they're free. You don't need to pay any extravagant gym fees, or fork out even more for a personal trainer. Create a fitness routine by visiting the park as part of a ride or walk along one of the local bike tracks. Its a great way to get a whole body workout incorporated with other free exercise options like walking or riding. It eliminates the need for expensive gym membership, and perfectly compliments your running shoes or your bike.

Obviously the fitness equipment has some limitations, but its a great option for those that don't have other fitness options and for those who don't want to spend the money on their own equipment or gym membership. There is only a small amount of equipment, so it can get crowded sometimes.

More Equipment

Check out the list of available fitness equipment:
Butterfly press
Ezy Rider
Ab-Hip Swinger
Shoulder Press / Lat Pull-Down
Cross Trainer
Cycle Seat
Rowing Machine
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Why? Get fit for free outdoors
When: Anytime
Where: Forrestville Reserve, Forestville, SA
Cost: Free
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