Outdoor Gym Equipment

There has always a rich tradition of sport and fitness, of all levels, at St Edmund’s and we are proud of the fact that out expansive grounds mean that students engaging in spontaneous football matches or games of frisbee can be played alongside of those training for college and university team sports. This Christmas, the College is fundraising to support the physical and mental wellbeing of our students during these difficult times by providing outdoor gym equipment.

Due to COVID restrictions the college gym has been closed since March and organised sports have disrupted and the rule of six has curtailed a lot of impromptu activity.

Since we are fortunate to have so much outside space we would like to install some all-weather, outdoor gym equipment, which will allow for socially distanced exercise. The equipment will be available for all members of College to use and will ensure that all of us can get outside and exercise no matter what lockdown or other restrictions apply.

During the recent lockdowns, the ability to be out in the garden and orchard has been incredibly beneficial to the wellbeing and mental health of our student community. We hope that, through the introduction of outside gym equipment, yet more students will be encouraged to get outside. That more than one person can use the area at a time also means that this will be a social space of sport, where students can meet to exercise and support each other.

Having consulted our fellow students, and taken note of the huge demand for such a facility, we have selected three pieces of outdoor resistance gym equipment to create an ‘outdoor gym’. These items target a variety of muscle groups and are suitable for people of all abilities. This is crucial to ensuring that the space remains accessible and appealing to all college members. The diversity in the equipment also means that it will continue to be of use after the restrictions, as it will provide an experience similar to a commercial gym.

This campaign, if successful, will be allow us to fund three pieces of outdoor gym equipment:

1) Lat Pull Down/Shoulder Press
2) Pull Ups/Assisted Pull Ups
3) Leg Press/Bench

Please help to support not only the current generation of Eddies student at the end of this very challenging Michaelmas term, but also future generations for whom this durable equipment will also be of use, by giving what you can to the College crowdfunding appeal.

Zoë Vanhegan (2020, Law) CR Sports Officer and
Linea Vogel (2018, Economics) CR Welfare Officer

Lat Pull Down/Shoulder Press
Pull Ups/Assisted Pull Ups
Leg Press/Bench


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