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Cutting edge tech to take centre stage at new Ipswich outdoor exercise park

Some of the world’s most cutting-edge community fitness equipment will be unveiled in Ipswich next month with the launch of the new Providence Outdoor Exercise Park at South Ripley.

The new exercise park on Harmony Crescent will be officially opened Saturday 1 February from 8am to 10am with a host of activities and events showcasing the wide variety of exercise options available at Providence.

The park includes a yoga area and cross-training space featuring cutting-edge fitness equipment and is home to Queensland’s first Kompan City Bike.

Mimicking the same abilities as an indoor gym bike, the City Bike has a touch screen allowing users to adjust resistance, track watts, cadence, distance travelled, time spent riding and calories burned.

Residents can connect to the Kompan City Bike via Bluetooth allowing them to track their workouts, watch instructional videos and race their friends in real-time throughout the world via third party apps such as Zwift.

The fitness space also includes a core workout, suspension trainer, magnetic bells, parallel bars and stepping pods which are supported by a digital app which guiders residents on how to use the equipment by instructional videos and track their workouts.

A new exercise park will be opened at Providence South Ripley next month.

Providence project director Michael Khan said Providence was committed to building a healthy, lifestyle-driven community by providing spaces and facilities to make exercising easy.

“The new park caters to fitness fanatics, seniors and first timers, and has been designed to encourage residents to enjoy the great outdoors while they reach their fitness goals,” he said.

Ben Urban, managing director of Urban Play, who designed and installed the fitness space, said the new fitness spaces added to the park’s offering.

“We have already designed some incredible play spaces in Providence Ripley which are getting kids active and now parents have a space to be active and healthy role models for their kids,” Mr Urban said.

A Facebook event with details about the opening is available here.

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The new park will feature Queensland’s first Kompan City Bike.

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3 Comments

    1. This park wasn’t funded by Ipswich Council, it is funded by the Developer. Most lilely will end up as a liability for rate payers though. It will get destroyed like every other facility built in parks.

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