Article published on 14 June 2018

If local people in Mayfield (Midlothian) are looking toned and in tip-top condition, it might be because they’ve been hitting their new Proludic outdoor gym. Located in Mayfield Park, opposite the new Newbattle Community Campus, the gym is made up of ten different pieces of equipment.

The idea for the gym came from the local community council and has been funded by the council’s environmental funding at a cost of £22,500. Robert Hogg, of Mayfield Community Council, said:

This is a fantastic community facility that’s already being well-used. I’ve seen many families down here already having a go.

Unlike most outdoor gym equipment, the resistance levels of the equipment can be changed to suit the needs of the user. The kit, supplied by Proludic, has also been laid in a circle and in pairs so users can buddy up.

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Roy Auld, Proludic Area Manager, (left rear) shows off new Proludic Sport outdoor gym to Community Council & Council delegates

Proludic also recently launched an app, which is compatible with gym equipment, allowing users to track their workouts and progress. Designed and built by the council’s Land and Countryside team, the opening of the outdoor gym follows improvement works carried out at the park last year. Roy Auld, the Proludic Area Manager, said:

It has been a most enjoyable experience to work with Midlothian Council and the Mayfield Community Group to see this project come to fruition with an outdoor gym facility that meets their needs. It really is great to see the equipment benefiting the local community.

Completed last August, the improvement works at Mayfield Park included a new multi-use path, which now links the park to the town centre, refurbishments to gates and the addition of new play equipment.  Councillor John Hackett, the cabinet member for commercial operations, said:

The Mayfield Park outdoor gym is a fantastic example of the council working with community councils to create exciting new facilities for residents. The opening of the outdoor gym, and the work carried out last year to improve the play area and links to the town centre, has made Mayfield Park a greener, healthier and safer place.  I’m sure the park, boosted by these recent improvements, will continue to be a real asset for the community.

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