Clondalkin Councillor Kenneth Egan has confirmed that calisthenics are being installed in Knockmitten Park and will be open to members of the public shortly. The former Olympic Athlete, Cllr. Kenneth Egan, led the local campaign to get this new state-of-the-art exercise equipment in Clondalkin and says it will be a fantastic addition to the area.
“As an advocate for physical and mental health, one thing I said I’d like to see for the area is the introduction of calisthenics equipment in our local park in Knockmitten. Having worked with the Council on this for the past six months I am delighted to say that there are boots on the ground in Knockmitten Park where work is starting on the installation of this brand new amenity for Clondalkin,” said Clondalkin’s Kenneth Egan.
“Calisthenics is a form of exercise designed to build strength, flexibility and stamina, which also helps to increase cardiovascular fitness. The only weights involved in Calisthenics exercises is your own body weight. Calisthenics – or streetworkout equipment provides an invaluable aid to these types of exercise,” explained Cllr. Egan.
“I think this equipment will be a great addition to the park and it will be brilliant to have these training facilities right on our doorstep. I conducted a survey of local residents over the Summer and was really encouraged by the response from members of the public. I’m really looking forward to seeing these being used and hope they’ll be well-utilised,” concluded Cllr. Kenneth Egan.