Public Workout Stations Help Singapore's Elderly Stay Fit

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 24, 2015
References: channelnewsasia
As part of a new fitness program in Bishan-Toa Payoh, Singapore, the public will now have access to numerous senior fitness stations. 55 new stations will be built in the city, along with 17 more locations to be retrofitted with new equipment by the end of this year. With so many stations, there will be one accessible about every 400 meters. As for the equipment available, there are devices to help with the development of muscle strength, balance. To make the use of equipment easy, seniors are also assigned trainers from the People's Association over the course of 12 weeks.

While these stations in Singapore were specifically developed with the aging population in mind, all members of the public are welcome to use the equipment, which encourages the next generations to keep healthy as well.