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Valle San Lorenzo gets new street workout park 

Arona has put into operation a street workout park with calisthenics in the El Almendro area of Valle San Lorenzo.

Groups of young people and athletes, the association Calistenia Arona and residents, both from Valle San Lorenzo and the rest of the municipality, gathered with the Mayor, José Julián Mena, and the rest of the corporation in the recreational area El Almendro to inaugurate the first of a set of specific circuits for the practise of these sports modalities.

Calisthenics is a widespread sport among young people in the municipality and has a growing demand, which until now could hardly be met for lack of specific spaces for this. This led to associations such as Calistenia Arona to ask for the involvement of the council, both to enable places for practice by residents of the municipality and for the organisation of events with young guests from other locations on the island.

This situation has led the corporation to start up this circuit in El Almendro as well as to plan others in different locations.

Councillor for sports, Juan Sebastián Roque, stressed that “in three and a half years, the sports infrastructures of Arona have taken a giant leap in terms of improvement and modernisation. Today we put into service another alter-native for a practice that has an important demand from dozens of young people in the municipality.”

Youth leader Yolanda Men-doza explained that “this project is already a reality thanks to the spirit of collaboration of the youth associations of the muni-cipality. They were the ones that transmitted to us the demand of having a worthy space in which they could practice calisthenics and exercise outdoors, in addition to allowing them to invite and socialise with young people from other municipalities that also practice calisthenics.”