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New workout equipment for Brussels' Maximilian Park
Brussels has its first "street workout park" with the installation of new equipment in the Maximilian Park. The park provides a permanent workout space for the Brussels street workout club Wolf's Bar, writes Bruzz.
Street workouts are exercises done using basic equipment that utilises your own body weight. The sport originated in Eastern Europe, and is also gaining popularity in the United States. Now Brussels has its own street workout park where athletes can let off steam outdoors, without the need for a gym membership.
The Brussels street workout club Wolf's Bar, which was founded last year and trains in mostly indoor public spaces, will now be able to use the equipment in Maximilian Park. "Wolf's Bar was looking for a suitable place for a while, but their search fell on deaf ears in most communes. When I met them for the first time, I was convinced that this would benefit the sporting community of Brussels," says Pascal Smet (SP.A), the Flemish community commissioner responsible for sport.
Smet got the idea for the park via Urban Kindness, an initiative launched earlier this year to encourage residents to suggest ways to improve life in the city. The Flemish Community provided €40,000 for the installation of the equipment.
The park officially opens on 30 April.