Perhaps a poem will get you to work out at the Hermon Fitness Zone

Students try out the new Hermon Fitness Zone

Students try out the new Hermon Fitness Zone

HERMON — The five pieces of new outdoor fitness equipment in Hermon Park are intended to improve public health. But who knew they would also serve as poetic inspiration? With the Department of Recreation and Parks planning a grand opening this afternoon, Mark Legassie penned a poem, WHY I NEED the Hermon Fitness Zone, that was published in the most recent All Things Hermon email newsletter:

My chest is falling,
And belly is rising,
A walk up Pine Crest
makes me feel like dying.

If Hermon’s gym workout
ever feels too long,
Remember it’s better than
me dead and gone!”

The Hermon Fitness Zone, one of more than 60 similar outdoor work out areas  set up across city parks, was installed after Hermon residents asked Councilman Jose Huizar for more ways to exercise in Hermon Park, according to neighborhood activist Wendi Riser. Perhaps there will be more odes to the Hermon Fitness Zone after a workout  gets the creative juices flowing.

One comment

  1. These public workout areas are pretty great. I think they’re fairly common in other cities. There’s a few stations along the LA river bike trail. It’s nice to throw in a few extra exercises if you’re already out biking/running and it beats paying for a gym. I really wish there were more of these around town.

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