Trim Trail Guide – by Cllr Ian Lyons 16th March 2014
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.
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.
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
2. Sit Ups
Tips – Slide along the beam to find the correct distance between your hips and feet
Tips – If it’s too high to hurdle, use the side vault method below
4. Chin Ups
Tips – If this is too difficult, as an alternative perform jump heaves instead
6. Step Ups
Tips – To increase difficulty choose a higher post
7. Ladder Walk
Tips – To vary the difficulty try missing our holds or even a double handed catch!
8. Straddle Jump
Tips – If this is to difficult, try the alternating feet method below