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Sport and Leisure

Outdoor Gyms

Photograph of an outdoor gym

Just five minutes in the outdoor gym every day can lead to improvements in your health and wellbeing.

Our outdoor gyms are completely free to use and are suitable for all, from experienced gym goers to beginners.

Outdoor gyms in the Borough area are located at:

The equipment offers any user of the park an opportunity to increase their physical activity and is designed to give a mix of cardiovascular, strength and toning exercises.

All equipment has clear guidelines for proper use and information on which part of the body it is benefitting.

We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents.

Our outdoor gyms shows how we continue to maximise the services available in our parks.

The installations have been specially configured to allow users to get the maximum benefit of the equipment in the shortest time.

By concentrating the equipment together, we have made things easier for people in the park who want a quick exercise routine during their lunchtime break or after a walk.

Physical activity produces real benefits for people and is important for all ages and abilities.

It can help you keep a healthy weight and help improve your mood, reduce anxiety and protect against depression.

Benefits of exercising outdoors

  • Burn up to 20 percent more calories
  • Work harder and improve balance on uneven surfaces and in natural elements
  • Perfect full body workout
  • Vitamin D boost good for bones
  • A really healthy glow

Top tips for exercising outdoors

  • Wear plenty of layers
  • Be seen, be safe - wear high-vis
  • Train with friends or family - make exercise social
  • Carry a mobile phone
  • Be aware of the terrain, environment, wildlife and livestock
  • Water - drink plenty

 Locations

Location Equipment

Ahoghill Play Area, Ballymena

Chest Press
Hand Cycle
Recumbent Cycle

Cargan Playing Fields, Ballymena

* Please note the equipment at this site is by a different provider.
Fitness Crunch/Leg Lift
Assisted Row/Push Up
Balance Steps
Cardio Stepper
Plyometrics
Pull Up/Dips
Squat Press
Tai-Chi Wheels

Ecos Centre, Ballymena

Chest Press
Cross Trainer
Dips/Leg Raise
Hand Bike
Lat Pull Down
Leg Press
Recumbent Bike
Sit Ups
Spinning Bike
Treadmill

The People’s Park, Ballymena

Cross Trainer
Dips/Leg Raise
Fitness Bike/Step Up
Hand Cycle
Leg Press/Bench
Pull Up/Assisted Pull Up
Recumbent Cycle
Shoulder Press/Lat Pull Down

Amphitheatre Trim Trail, Carrickfergus

Dips/Leg Raise
Hand Cycle
Leg Press/Obliques
Parallel Bar
Pull Up Bars

Bashfordsland Wood, Carrickfergus

Chest Press/Seated Row
Cross Trainer
Dips/Leg Raise
Hand/Fitness Bike
Lat Pull Down/Shoulder Press
Leg Press/Obliques
Bench
Step Ups

Greenisland Playing Fields, Carrickfergus

Bench/Step Up
Chest Press/Seated Rower
Cross Trainer
Cycle
Dips/Leg Raise
Hand Cycle
Pull Ups
Recumbent Cycle
Shoulder Press/Pull Down

Jubilee Park, Glynn

Balance Beam
Chest Press/Seated Row
Cross Trainer
Exercise Cycle
Hand Cycle
Leg Press/Step Up
Shoulder Press/Lat Pull Down

Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne

* Please note the equipment at this site is by a different provider.
Air Skier
Cross Trainer
Double Air Walker
Hurdles
Pull Down Challenger
Seated Chest Press

Town Park, Larne

*Please note the equipment at this site is by a different provider.
Balance Beam
Cross Trainer
Double Air Walker
Air Walker (Prom)
Balance Beam (Prom)
Leg Press (Prom)
Pull Down (Prom)
Sit Ups (Prom)
Push Ups/Dip
Chest Press
Sit Ups

Blackhead Path, Whitehead

Chest Press/Seated Row
Oblique/Recumbent Bike
Bench

Recreation Grounds, Whitehead

Cross Trainer
Hand Cycle
Dips/Leg Raise
Plyometric Boxes
Recumbent Bike
Seated Row
Bench