Top gym facility up and running

High school gym equipment presentation
High school gym equipment presentation

A NEW facility has been launched to improve the health and fitness of adults and kids with complex needs.

And the people behind the gym at the high school believe it is one of the best in Scotland.

The facility boasts two rowing machines, two exercise bikes, a treadmill and specialised launch equipment. An XBox 360 console with interactive usage will also be added.

It has been funded through a £5,800 Awards for All lottery grant and £1,700 from the high school’s coffers as well as other fund-raising activities.

The gym will also be available to use by adults from organisations such as Streets Ahead, Real Life Options and the Katharine Elliot Centre.

Ray Chlopas, chairman of Streets Ahead, said: “You would never guess walking in that it was a gym for the disabled.

“We have been having difficulty recently finding ways of occupying our people. This will be a really good option with the spin-off of the health benefits, extra confidence and it takes them off the streets.”

And Lynn Jack, service manager at Real Life Options, added: “It’s a really good facility for people who maybe don’t have great mobility.”