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Fitness equipment added to trail
Five machines to be placed outdoors at Civic Center
Outdoor workout equipment has arrived and plans are being made to place machines around the walking trail at McMinnville Civic Center. Pictured are Parks and Recreation director Scott McCord, standing, and assistant director Justin Scott.

The walking trail behind McMinnville Civic Center will soon become a fitness trail. McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department has received its outdoor equipment.
“I have some good news,” said McMinnville Parks and Recreation director Scott McCord. “Our outdoor equipment has come in and it should be installed soon along the walking trail.”
City officials allowed the placement of $8,000 for outdoor fitness equipment in the department’s 2015-16 fiscal year budget.
Outdoor fitness equipment is becoming popular in parks and along walking trails. By eliminating the cost associated with joining a gym and improving the accessibility to exercise equipment, public fitness parks can increase activity levels in communities, McCord says.
The equipment will be evenly placed along the three-quarter mile walking trail behind the Civic Center so people can achieve an overall workout as they walk from machine to machine.
“Most of these machines use your own body weight,” said McCord.
Parks and Recreation assistant director Justin Scott says five machines were purchased to give people an overall workout as they walk and use the machines.
“Five machines were purchased,” said Scott. “Upper body, lower body, core, and two other pieces that work the areas of the back and thighs.”
Sign boards will be placed with the machines explaining how to operate them properly and what muscles are being used.  
The exact date of the installation has not been set.