AN OLYMPIC marathon runner showed off her athletic prowess as she limbered up at a state-of-the-art outdoor gym on Hayling Island.
Liz Yelling, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist and two-time Olympic runner, officially opened the adizone gym at Eastoke Corner yesterday.
She said the views of the Solent were definitely among the perks.
‘Personally, I think this open-air gym is a fantastic opportunity for people of all abilities to use this facility,’ said the 36-year-old.
‘There are 37 gyms like this all across the country giving free opportunities to encourage a healthier lifestyle for everyone.
‘Maybe it will give budding athletes the inspiration to follow their dreams in sport as I did. A fantastic beach location too!’
Adidas joined forces with Havant Borough Council to launch the £300,000 gym.
The crowds yesterday were entertained with displays from 2nd 2 Nun dance troupe, Gareth Smith, Jordan O’Neill, Tega Alex and Mark Hocking, and special guest Bboy Silk.