Are you struggling to stick to your New Year’s resolution to get fit? Did you know that most people abandon their New Year’s resolutions within about three weeks? Let this be the year you change all that.
If you’re already lucky enough to live in Gregory Hills, you’ll be pleased to know that there are lots and lots of opportunities to get fit in your own neighbourhood. So, there’s bound to be something to suit everyone.
You can choose between Gregory Hills’ many sports and fitness facilities in our own parks as well as in the wider community. There are organised sports teams, organised fitness classes, park gym equipment, walking, running, cycling and much more right on your doorstep.
The centre of organised sport in Gregory Hills is Cunningham Park, located at the north end of the Gregory Hills community. Cunningham Park’s facilities include:
- Two full-sized multi-use football or soccer fields;
- Full-sized cricket field;
- Two full-sized outdoor basketball courts;
- Four full-sized netball courts;
- Three full-length practice cricket nets with synthetic grass pitches; and a
- Fully equipped amenities building that can also host functions.
All facilities in Cunningham Park are equipped with floodlights and can be used during the day and into the evening. Local teams include the popular Gregory Hills Netball Club, which has been around for six years and has grown every year with junior and senior teams training and playing regularly at Gregory Hills.
Gregory Hills also has its very own soccer club, Gregory Hills FC, which trains and plays regularly at Cunningham Park. Also located in the area are the Oran Park Gregory Hills Chargers senior and junior rugby league teams and the Oran Park Cricket Club.
Organised fitness classes
If organised fitness classes are more your thing, then Gregory Hills is the place to exercise. Interest in boot camps and outdoor personal training sessions has been on the rise in recent years. As well as the obvious benefits of exercise and fresh air, group fitness sessions are a great way to meet like-minded people in the Gregory Hills community who share common interests.
Macarthur-based Bodywar runs regular sessions in Cunningham Park.
To find out more about Bodywar classes in Gregory Hills, visit the Bodywar website.
Outdoor sports equipment
If you prefer to exercise alone or at a time that suits you, Gregory Hills has a great range of outdoor gym facilities with equipment to work out all parts of the body. At Cunningham Park there is a fully equipped outdoor gym, sitting alongside the sporting fields.
While Champagnat Park features a collection of dynamic gym equipment spaced out in intervals along a sealed walking/cycling path that spans 2km. This makes it ideal for combining a run, walk or bike ride with resistance training.
For a casual game of your favourite sport, Howard Park features a half basketball court, outdoor table tennis tables, and climbing equipment for teenagers and adults to burn off some energy.
Dedicated bike paths weave their way throughout the Gregory Hills community over many kilometres. It can be enjoyed alone, with friends or it’s also a great family activity for parents and kids to enjoy together in a safe environment.
Gregory Hills residents can actually cycle from the suburb’s most southerly corner to its most northerly corner, and then back again via a different route, only leaving parkland momentarily to cross a few roads.
Running and walking
Gregory Hills features a diverse range of 10 parks and play areas, so there’s plenty of places to run or walk. And when you want to take a break, the parks feature established trees for shady areas, under which you can rest, catch your breath and relax.
Read more about Gregory Hills now. Considering joining the thriving Gregory Hills community and taking advantage of all this, and more, that our residents enjoy? Contact us on 02 4648 5511 or fill out our online contact form to find out more about Gregory Hills.