The Biodiversity Trail also incorporates a dedicated fitness trail with 7 pieces of outdoor fitness equipment designed to work various muscle groups in the body. (Download map below for fitness trail layout) The trail is perfect for beginners and more athletic visitors alike, interested in exercising and promoting good health.
For the upper body there is the seated chest press which works various angles of the chest area and the lateral pull down which works various back muscles. These along with the sit up boards will allow participants to give their upper body a good workout. For the lower body there is the seated leg press to give three of the main leg muscle groups a workout. There is also a double air walker so you can chat with your training partner while performing some cardiovascular exercises with little to no pressure on the joints. The elliptical cross trainer will allow participants to work both their lower and upper body whilst again putting little or no pressure on the joints. The air skier will help exercise the hips and thighs along with the lower abdomen.
Larne Leisure Centre’s fitness instructors have also kindly devised suggested workouts, using this equipment. They are suitable for varying abilities i.e. beginner, intermediate and advanced level and are available from the Visitor Centre or free to download below.
Persons using the trail should first ensure that they are physically fit to undertake exercise. If in doubt consult your doctor. Use of the equipment / fitness trail is at your own risk and instructions for use, as displayed on all equipment, must be followed. Workouts should only be carried out when ground conditions are safe to do so. Children must be supervised and participants must give way to other park users at all times.
- CCP Combined Biodiversity & Fitness Trail Map- 11/11/2011
- CCP Fitness Trail Advanced Level Workout- 24/01/2012
- CCP Fitness Trail Beginners Level Workout- 24/01/2012
- CCP Fitness Trail Intermediate Level Workout- 24/01/2012