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Doing Exercise Free of Charge in Gia Lam Park

In order to encourage people to do exercises, Hanoi authorities have set up exercise machines such as running machines, air walkers, and exercise bars in many parks in Hanoi, including 30 machines in Gia Lam Park in Ngoc Lam Ward, Long Bien District.

Placed in public playgrounds, these exercise machines give great benefits to locals who can use them to do exercises free of charge. During early morning and late afternoon, the areas with machines are often crowded with people.

The pilot plan of installing exercise machines in public areas has received much praise from Hanoi residents as it provides a method to enhance people’s health safely and economically. It is expected that exercise machines will be placed in other public playgrounds around the city.
 By VNP’s Golden Moment Photography Club

People are happy with new exercise machines. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
About 30 exercise machines are in Gia Lam Park, meeting the exercising demand of people. Photo: Du Phien/VNP
People excitedly practice with free exercise machines in Gia Lam Park. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
When asked, most people hoped to have more exercise machines in other areas in Hanoi. Photo: Du Phien/VNP
Instructions and safety guides of the machines are supplied to help people do exercises more effectively. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
Many machines with different functions meet the exercising demands of people of different ages in Long Bien District. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
55-year-old Luong Thai Hung in Ngoc Lam does exercises with a shoulder abduction machine. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
The machines are placed right next to the lake in the park. Photo: Du Phien/VNP
78-year-old Nguyen Thi Thinh in Ngoc Lam chooses a hip abduction machine that is suitable for her. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
Clear instructions help people use exercise machines easily. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
The pilot plan of installing exercise machines in public areas has improved its effectiveness in helping people to do exercises. Photo: Du Phien/VNP
Old women using hip abduction machines placed in Gia Lam Park. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP