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Community Leisure and Sports for All |04 February 2023

Community Leisure and Sports for All

Some of the outdoor exercise equipment or obstacles installed along the length of the 2.23km fitness trail

Roche Caïman fitness trail gets new surface and additional features


Fitness enthusiasts who use the Roche Caïman fitness trail can now exercise more comfortably, while benefiting from more resistance workout, following the laying of a new surface, along with additional features, giving more values and efficiency to the facility.

The 2.23km sporting and fitness facility or parcourse consists of a path or course with outdoor exercise equipment or obstacles installed along its length for exercising the human body to promote good health and it is designed to promote physical fitness training.

The newly added exercise equipment or stations as they are more commonly known are made of timber which provides simple but effective unsupervised fitness activities.

Other than resistance stations, the fitness trail also features a body weight-resistance workstation designed for various ages and fitness levels, set up with the help of the Rotary Club of Victoria, as part of their shared responsibility to take action on the world’s most persistent issues.

The fitness trail equally features a reflexology, walking lane and steps station which provides a unique opportunity for family members to exercise alongside their loved ones during rehabilitation, thus promoting family values.

The facility targets mainly senior citizens, sportsmen in the rehabilitation process, the general public going through rehabilitation, stroke patients on rehabilitation, as well as families.

The project was conceptualised by the community leisure and sports for all unit and sponsored by Dr Murthy’s Clinic.

It is worth noting that in 2019, exactly 20 years after the inauguration of the fitness trail, the then sports for all unit within the National Sports Council (NSC) conducted a survey on the facility to evaluate its efficiency and also see the way forward how to improve on the service it offers.

In all, 200 people – 115 males and 85 females – were interviewed and they had mixed reactions regarding the 2.23km sporting and fitness facility.

The survey was carried out by statistician Michel Mellie between February 13 and March 18 that same year.

Out of the 115 male interviewed 90 were Seychellois, while 78 out of the 85 females were locals.

The overall view regarding the facility was that it was functioning satisfactorily, despite some areas which needed to be addressed.

Proper maintenance of equipment at the facility, rocks and roots on the trail, noise from the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) power station were some of the key concerned raised by the users.


Roland Duval





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