Prague opens more fitness areas

The city has been trying to make it easier for people to get in shape

Prague has opened four dozen fitness areas in the past year, as part of a program to encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles.

In total, 48 of the planned 55 fitness parks have been built almost a year since a financing proposal was approved by City Hall.

The newest fitness park is at Velká Ohrada in Prague 13. In total, Prague together with the Czech Olympic Committee (ČOV) has invested Kč 33 million into the fitness parks where people can work out free of charge. The ČOV has contributed Kč 6.3 million of the total.

The sports grounds across the city are used by thousands of people as a place for recreation and meetings. “The fitness park project is unique in that it will open more than 50 public open-air venues throughout Prague. We are meeting the demand of Prague people, who have a great interest in sports and exercise, from small children to the elderly. We are trying to create the best possible conditions,” Prague Deputy Mayor Petr Dolínek (ČSSD), responsible for transport, sport and leisure, said.

Similar sports grounds have been open to the general public already for eight years. All of them have almost the same appearance, with an area of approximately 200 square meters with a running track, a warmup station, and practice areas for exercising the legs, arms or back.

ČOV sports director Martin Doktor said it was great to see places where people can go to participate in sports.

“In addition, you can practice some of the disciplines of Olympic combined track and field events, so children can prepare for them outside of school. But it's not just kids, adults can go out and work out well,” Doktor said.

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