March 09, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Gardens
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When you come to Dawson Creek, and need to loosen up from driving; park your rig, put on your walking shoes and go check out the outdoor fitness park located right beside the walking path in Kin Park across from the health unit.
The unusual looking equipment is an outdoor version of what you would typically find in a commercial gym. Utilizing the user's weight for resistance instead of the traditional weight stacks, the machines and park were designed with seniors in mind although everyone is welcome to and does use them.
Intrigued by the big yellow and grey machines, I went to check the park out one afternoon and was completely impressed by how sturdy, user friendly and safe they are.
Each machine has a set of clear instructions displayed on it explaining how to use it properly. I personally liked the body twist and the air stride machines.
Open from dawn to dust, the best part of the outdoor park is that it's completely free to use.
You can get a map of downtown that will show you how to find both the walking path and the fitness park at the Visitors Center located in the N.A.R. Park.