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Women exercising outdoors - outdoor gym in Edinburgh An outdoor gym inEdinburghhas been opened, enablingEdinburghresidents and visitors to save some money and lose a few pounds whilst working out in the crisp Scottish air.

The state-of-the-art facility, which is located on a popular walking and cycling route next to theUnionCanalinHailesQuarryPark, features 11 pieces of high-end cardio and weight-based sports equipment.

The project was led by Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT), and they hope the equipment will help boost the idea of outdoor exercise, which is said to have mental and physical health benefits.

Charlie Cumming, ELGT’s Project Manager, was delighted to introduce the provision. He said: “The new Outdoor Gym is a fantastic addition to the facilities inHailesQuarryPark. This project brings a new dimension to outdoor activity inEdinburghand we’re delighted to have been involved”.

Just one of many endearing features in the Scottish capital, it could be a fresh morning routine for those enjoying a stay in one of the gorgeous Edinburgh hotels.

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