Trim Trail

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Trim Trail Guide – by Cllr Ian Lyons 16th March 2014

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A trim trail on the top field of the Dell has successfully been funded through the Health and Youth committee of Baildon Town Council, and installed with permission from the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

This is a free outdoor fitness facility for people of all ages to enjoy, and is now in place. From the main entrance, the trim trail can be found by following the green arrow signs.

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Using the Trim Trail

Regular fitness sessions take place here under the guidance of UK Outdoor Fitness. If you can’t make their sessions, instruction on using the equipment has been provided below. However, all activities are undertaken entirely at your own risk.

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Important Advice – Preparation

To begin with, please consult your GP before undertaking any new exercise regime, and avoid training with injuries. After this, please remove all jewellery, secure loose clothing and tie back long hair. Next, perform an all over body warm-up, for at least ten minutes, and incorporate one or two repetitions of the trim trail exercises into your routine. Finally, you are ready to start the trim trail circuit, take a water bottle with you to keep hydrated, and follow the guidance notes displayed at each station. At the end, please remember to cool down and perform all over body stretches, for about 10 minutes.

The Trim Trail Circuit:

On each exercise station a circuit card is colour coded beginner (Red), intermediate (Blue), or expert (Yellow) with a number of repetition for each level. Attempt each exercise in turn, or train in a pair with your partner jogging around the outside while you work, then swap over on their return. The possibilities are endless, just give it a go!

1. Press Ups

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2. Sit Ups

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Tips – Slide along the beam to find the correct distance between your hips and feet

3. Hurdles

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Tips – If it’s too high to hurdle, use the side vault method below

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4. Chin Ups

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Tips – If this is too difficult, as an alternative perform jump heaves instead

5. Vault 

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6. Step Ups

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Tips – To increase difficulty choose a higher post

7. Ladder Walk

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Tips – To vary the difficulty try missing our holds or even a double handed catch!

8. Straddle Jump

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Tips – If this is to difficult, try the alternating feet method below

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Have fun!

For technical information visit the manufacturers website. 

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