New Open-air Fitness Equipment Appeared at the University of Maribor
The dormitories of the University of Maribor received the new physical culture and sports grounds of the “Street Workout” system (“Outdoor Trainings”). Now students have a place to exercise and a good motivation to live a healthy lifestyle. The new sports park is an area of 155 m2 equipped with wall bars, a rope, slings for slacklining (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slacklining), and a gymnastic bench for training abdominal muscles. In total, 37,966.72 euros were spent for the project, of which the Sports Development Fund share made 11,273 euros.
“The administration of the University of Maribor is doing everything to create the most comfortable environment for students, teachers and scientists. I am pleased that today, with the support of the Sports Development Fund, we open new sports grounds for fitness. This will allow students to combine study at the University of Maribor with a healthy lifestyle, which has a positive impact on overall health and set up for a responsible study throughout the year,” the Rector of the University of Maribor Prof. Dr. Igor Tičar said.
Back in 2015, a set of indoor and outdoor fitness equipment was installed in the dorms. “A great interest in sports among the students of the University of Maribor and other interested residents of Maribor prompted us to increase the area of premises for fitness training and also mount several exercisers that are designed for physical training of persons with disabilities,” the Director of the University of Maribor’s dormitories Lidija Divjak Mirnik added.