Work out at Shire’s new gym

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Shire of Morawa chief executive Scott Wildgoose, Cr Shirley Catona, president CR Karen Chappel, Cr Debbie Collins and Cr Ken Stokes touring the opened Morawa Gym.
Camera IconShire of Morawa chief executive Scott Wildgoose, Cr Shirley Catona, president CR Karen Chappel, Cr Debbie Collins and Cr Ken Stokes touring the opened Morawa Gym.

One of the region’s smallest towns now has a city-grade amenity, enabling locals to keep fit around the clock.

The Shire of Morawa, home to just over 500 people, officially opened its community gym earlier this month, which will be open 24 hours a day, every day to members.

The Morawa Community Gym has weights, treadmills, ellipticals and exercise bikes, suitable for adult members who access the facility by swiping an electric security toggle.

Member Karen Tynan, 63, said she hoped the gym would help to retain residents in the small town.

“I go with a few friends, mainly to keep fit while coronavirus is going on,” she said.

“We didn’t get to play hockey last year and it will be good to have something to do when we’re not swimming.

“It’s really good to have a positive thing for a small town, with people dwindling we need to have things to keep people here.”

One, six and 12-month gym memberships are available from the Morawa Shire office during business hours.

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