Los Abrigos gets new calisthenics park
The centre of Los Abrigos now has a circuit of workout and a calisthenics park for the practice of outdoor physical activity by the general population, but especially by young people in the municipality.
The Mayor, José Domingo Regalado, accompanied by the first deputy mayor, Marcos Gon-zález, visited this space that has already been com-pleted and made available to the public for their full enjoyment.
The park, located next to the José Alberto Mesa Díaz ‘Alber’ sports centre, has involved an investment of around 15,000 euros, of which 80% has been paid by the sports department of the Cabildo de Tenerife, and 20% by Granadilla council.
Sr. Regalado stressed the importance of “having public spaces like this one, of more than 70 square metres, for a sports practice that is being increasingly demanded by the young population and who until now did not have places for it; fostering sports and physical activity, as well as healthy values and personal growth.”
This first circuit of calisthenics will be followed by other locations such as San Isidro, El Medano and Granadilla, among others.
The circuit has parallel bars and abdominals that offer multiple ways of exercising. Calisthenics is a system of physical activity with one’s own body weight in which the interest is in the movements of muscle groups, rather than in power and effort. It is a training discipline that with the passage of time is gaining popularity.