Alert
Close

Last Chance: Top the Treasure Hunt leaderboard by 5 p.m. today to win a $100 gift card! Learn more

Home & Garden
Tool

Most Popular
Articles

Viewed

INSIDE E STREET

Playgrounds for Grownups Catch On

Following the lead of other European cities, London installs low-impact exercise equipment in a public park.

In London’s Hyde Park this spring…a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a specially designed workout facility for older people…what’s being called a “pensioner’s playground.” It’s modeled on other playgrounds for adults in China and Europe, but the first of its kind in the British capital.

The seniors playground features six pieces of low-impact equipment…cross-trainer, sit-up bench, exercise bike. a flex wheel to work the arms, a free runner and a body flexer.

A leader of the Westminster Council says for many people “60 is the new 30”  and the chief executive of the Royal Parks says you’d be hard pressed to find a better view from any gym in London.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.


Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Grocery Coupon Center

Members can print savings coupons at the Grocery Coupon Center powered by Coupons.com.

AngiesList

Members can save 25% to 45% on their Angie's List membership.

Anna's Linens

Member save 10% every day at Anna's Linens and AnnasLinens.com.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.