Flora pro.activ installs fitness equipment in Oakham

Mayor of Oakham Jayne Woodcock tests the new fitness equipment on Royce Road playing fields. Photo: MSMP300814-001aw EMN-140109-113709001
Mayor of Oakham Jayne Woodcock tests the new fitness equipment on Royce Road playing fields. Photo: MSMP300814-001aw EMN-140109-113709001

Outdoor fitness equipment has been installed in an Oakham park after a campaign to lower people’s cholesterol.

Flora pro.activ put the equipment in the Royce Road playing fields to leave a legacy from the It Takes a Village project, which was trialled in Rutland.

Two hundred people took part in the challenge in January in a bid to lower their cholesterol. The scheme was a success as 82 per cent of participants lowered their cholesterol, and it was rolled out nationwide as a result.

Alongside the fitness equipment, the firm has also teamed up with Rutland Cycling to provide free fitness sessions. People can take weekly bike rides with the goal of cycling round Rutland Water.

Flora hopes to work with other companies in the county.

The firm worked with Oakham Town Council to install the fitness equipment

Nutrition and health manger at Flora pro.activ Tanya Footman said: “We want to show the people of Rutland that we will continue to back them from our work with Oakham Town Council and Rutland Cycling, as a healthy community is a strong community.

“We hope, with our continued support, that Rutland can inspire the nation to lower their cholesterol.”