Fitness fun for everyone

People of all ages and fitness levels are now able to tone up by the side of the Murray River, thanks to the opening of AlburyCity's new fitness station at Noreuil Park.

The station has 13 pieces of exercise equipment, including parallel, chin-up and dip bars as well as fully adjustable hydraulic resistance machines - all designed and manufactured for outdoor use.

It's the first fitness zone in Albury to use hydraulic equipment and complements static fitness zones at Lavington and East Albury.

AlburyCity Deputy Mayor Amanda Cohn said the equipment was not only for fitness fanatics, but suited to people of all ages and abilities.

"The great thing about this station is that anyone of any level of fitness can use it to improve their general health and wellbeing and it's all in the beautiful surrounds of our riverside precinct," she said.

"It's totally free to use so I'd urge everyone to flex their muscles a little the next time they're at Noreuil Park and give this fantastic new facility a try."

Nathan Rodgers, 21 and his sister Brianna, 19, are among the first to road test the new equipment.

Nathan, a professional triathlete regularly trains at Noreuil Park, running the Wagirra Trail as part of his preparation for the upcoming triathlon series. He has a big year ahead with qualification for the ITU World Cup on the Gold Coast his main goal.

He says the new fitness zone is a welcome addition to the area and is confident it will be well used.

“Where else can you work-out against such a sensational backdrop like the Murray River,” he said.

Brianna, who loves to keep fit, believes the new equipment will quickly become one of the most popular attractions at Noreuil Park for dedicated athletes and casual exercisers alike.

The project has been jointly funded by AlburyCity with assistance from the NSW Government's Community Building Partnership program.