Who needs to join a gym, when you can exercise for free at the new outdoor fitness equipment at Lincolnia Park? The park, at 6295 Eighth St., Alexandria, has fitness machines similar the gear in regular gyms.
The outdoor gym, designed for people 14 and older, provides a complete workout to build muscle strength, improve flexibility and balance, enhance core strength, and provide cardio benefits, according to the Fairfax County Park Authority. Some of the equipment is adapted for wheelchair users.
The new outdoor gym replaces 30-year old fitness trail equipment in Lincolnia Park. It was financed in part by a grant from Greenfields Outdoor Fitness. A ribbon-cutting ceremony that had been scheduled for May 21 was rained out and has not yet been rescheduled.