What is Park Power!
Park Power is a series of strength and balance exercises for people of all ages that do not require any equipment and makes use of the benches within Lurgan Park.
Park Power guides you through seven simple exercises that will improve your balance, muscle strength and increase your coordination. Increased stability, mobility, and flexibility will make it easier for you to perform everyday tasks such as carrying shopping, opening jars and getting up from a chair, as well as reducing the risk of falls.
At seven benches in Lurgan Park, you will see instructional signs detailing the exercises you can try – sit to stand, bench press, bicep curls, arm raise, front knee extension, leg flexion and one leg stand.
Park Power is such an easy way to incorporate strength and balance exercises while enjoying family time and all the benefits of being outdoors. Look out for those signs and have fun while improving your health and wellbeing at the same time!
Park Power is part of the Get Moving ABC initiative and is a collaborative effort from a range of Community Planning Partners, including Southern Health and Social Services Trust and the Public Health Authority.