Lake Macquarie City Council unveils $100,000 fitness trail by the lake at Warners Bay

Wangi Wangi already has an outdoor fitness trail by the lake, and outdoor exercise equipment is coming to Morisset. Now Warners Bay is getting in on the action.

The new fitness trail combines a range of the latest outdoor exercise equipment with some of Lake Macquarie’s most spectacular waterfront views.

And while the Wangi fitness trail was a project initiated by Wangi Lions Club and brought to fruition by funding from three tiers of government, the new $100,000 fitness trail unveiled at Warners Bay is exclusively a Lake Macquarie City Council project.

The 960m trail starts on The Esplanade foreshore, opposite the intersection with Seaman Avenue, and features four exercise stations at regular intervals along the lake’s shore.

Council’s community planning manager Wes Hain said the trail featured a multi-bench at its start point, a sit-up bench at the 350m mark, a step-up station at 700m, and a combination full-body exercise unit at the finish line.

“These are high-quality, durable pieces of equipment that combine strength and cardio training and cater for all ages and abilities,” Mr Hain said.

“The trail is another great step in our ongoing goal to promote active, healthy lifestyles and create vibrant communities.

“It really capitalises on our spectacular lake, with stunning views south across the water.”

About $100,000 was spent on construction, using funds from local developer contributions.

Mr Hain said council worked with the University of Newcastle to determine what equipment would be most effective to encourage exercise and recreation.

Council opened another fitness trail late last year in Speers Point.

Outdoor fitness equipment has also been installed at the soon-to-be-opened Pasterfield Sports Complex at Cameron Park, and is earmarked for Bernie Goodwin Reserve in Morisset, and at Thomas H Halton Park at Croudace Bay.

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