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Bodybuilding.com to donate outdoor gym for Boise’s Ann Morrison Park

The 15 pieces of equipment that the fitness retailer and website will donate have movable and stationary features that take advantage of users’ weight to provide resistance.

They include a horizontal ladder, sit-up bench, plyo boxes, parallel bars, rowing machine and equipment for back extension, squat press and leg press exercises.

In addition to the equipment, the company plans to pay for installation and the first five years of maintenance of the outdoor gym. The total value of the donation is about $80,000, Boise Department of Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Amy Stahl said. Boise staff estimate maintaining the gym will cost $600 per year.

Boise Mayor David Bieter called the donation “a great gift” to the city.

The City Council approved the donation at their Tuesday meeting. Construction could begin right away just west of the sand volleyball courts near the Boise River Greenbelt, Stahl said. The department hopes it will be finished by early June.

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