On Sunday morning, after we unloaded our kids, Richard and I biked to Jean Drapeau Park in Montreal. We are not really bikers. I know this because we don’t have padded bike shorts and spandex shirts with pockets on the back. Also, Richard has a hybrid bike and I own a 20
year old Trek mountain bike. I really love
my bike and I just go it tuned up so it rides fast and furious and handles all the bumps Montreal roads have to offer. We bike for
recreation whenever we can.
What we discovered on Sunday at Jean Drapeau was pretty cool. They have an outdoor playground just for adults! How fun is that? Right next to the pool and the kiddy playground is brand new outdoor gym equipment provided by Trekfit. I read about this in the Gazette the week before and so I came prepared to do some training. The objective is to do a circuit workout. Pictures were posted with explanations at all the stations. They also have workouts on their websites in PDF. format that you could easily follow.
This equipment is really just a modern twist on old school exercises. The tried and true chin up, push-up and squat are all just a little bit more fun when done outside on some pretty cool equipment in a gorgeous park.
I think this a trend that needs to catch on in our city. People are biking for transportation,
recreation and for exercise more than ever before (think Bixi). So why not install adult equipment in various locations? I just heard that the City of Cote Saint Luc will be doing just that. As early as this fall we could start seeing people working out for free outside! Cote Saint Luc is also building an inter-generational aquatic centre and that could be complete by next spring! I love staying active but sometimes boredom sets in. Having a variety of convenient activities to do is very motivating! Thanks Montreal and Cote Saint