Outdoor Exercise Equipment

There’s a new fitness option in Edson. Some new outdoor exercise equipment has been installed at Kinsmen Park and on some trail heads. This new fitness equipment is free to use and great for parents that want to get in a quick workout while the kids play in the park, for those that want to step up their workouts while on the trail system, and for people that just want to enjoy the sunshine while exercising.

All the pieces were installed with these thoughts in mind:

  • privacy vs. feeling of safety
  • site lines to parks (for parents to exercise while their children play)
  • people without kids still feel comfortable to use the equipment because it is a fair distance from the park

This equipment was purchased through a grant by THRIVE on Wellness. THRIVE on Wellness is a provincial initiative that focuses on the promotion of health and prevention of cancer in Alberta. Edson became the recipient of a $20,000 grant from this organization to use towards cancer prevention in the form of free spontaneous recreational opportunities. Using the distributor Fitness Outdoors we picked pieces of equipment that would be useful for a wide population of people of all abilities (cardio, strength and stretching pieces).

Notes: This equipment is designed for ages 14+. It is not designed for younger children.

Please use the park in a respectful and responsible manner.

Use it at your own risk

Free lessons - For those that wish to learn more about the equipment, there will be drop in sessions held Wednesdays in July at 12:10 and 7:30 pm. These free sessions will show how to use the equipment properly and give some ideas of workout plans for any level of exerciser! No registration required.

More information on Town of Edson parks and walking trails!