Keeping fit has become slightly easier thanks to the opening of two new exercise equipment stations in Bathurst.
Bathurst Regional Council accepted a tender to install the two exercise stations at Lions Berry Park and Cousens Park back in June, with the $160,000 being covered by a NSW Government grant of $100,000 and a $60,000 contribution by council.
Both fitness stations include water refilling stations and a range of cardio, toning and strength equipment such as chest press machines, cross trainers, lat pulldown and pull-up bars, installed on a soft-fall surface.
The grant from the NSW Government came from the Stronger Country Communities Found.
Mr Toole said the new facilities will help provide a great incentive to improve people's health.
"With these new facilities, sporting clubs and residents of all ages will now have a greater incentive to improve their health and well-being as the exercise equipment may be used in addition to walking, running or bike riding," he said.
"The water stations will be an added convenience, allowing users to stay hydrated as they work out.
"Even local sporting clubs using sporting fields nearby can improve their training regimes by incorporating the fitness equipment as part of their regular training."