A new fitness station has been opened at a business park with the help of the Newcastle Falcons.
The six-piece fitness station is now open for employees on Quorum Business Park, in Longbenton, to use throughout the spring and summer.
It has been designed to assist with toning work, cardio fitness, resistance training and cool downs.
Newcastle Falcons’ player Alex Crockett was on hand to officially launch the equipment with help from NE Fit Bootcamp and Quorum’s on-site trainer Adam Hitchings.
Former England Under-21s player Crockett said: “The gym equipment looks like it will be a big draw for people on the park. I’m sure Quorum staff will be fighting fit before the summer is out.”
Quorum Business Park events and sustainability manager Laura Barber said: “The fitness station is a fantastic addition to the park’s leisure facilities, alongside the sports club pitches and exercise programmes run on-site.
“Our resident bootcamp expert Adam was also on hand to demonstrate how the equipment can be used. The station’s ease of access is a good incentive for staff to introduce exercise into their daily routine.”
Alongside the showcasing of the new gym equipment, officials also marked the fourth birthday of the Q card employee benefits scheme, with an activity-packed expo which saw Quorum’s Q Card Partners showcase their latest discounts and offers.
All of the exhibitors donated a prize for the Q Card birthday raffle. A pets’ corner from Benton Dog and Cat Shelter and companions of Central Bark Dog Day Care also proved popular on the day.
Laura said: “It’s been a great day on the park.
“The new fitness area has been really well received by staff and the Q Card Expo a huge success, bringing together all of the park’s partners and companies to celebrate four years of the reward scheme.
“It was a great chance to sample what’s on offer all year round on the park and have some fun at the same time.”