It's a cold winter's morning, but nothing will stop the wives of the Men's Shed sending their men off to the new gym and out of their hair.
The Men's Shed have the Yancoal Moolarben Mine to thank for the sponsorship of the equipment, and although the COVID-19 restrictions initially put a stop to the activity, we are now back in the swing.
COVID policy does apply with the social distancing, sanitisation and wipes before and after machine use being mandatory, as well as temperature checking and sign-in sign-out requirements.
A dozen members are now utilising the gym three mornings a week, and as well as the machinery, there is free weights, floor exercises and stretching Thai Chi type exercises.
This is one of the major well-being programs currently being run by the Shed.
Not sure we will be developing any Arnold Schwarzenegger's out there but the flexibility, muscle tone and core strength of those utilising the gym have shown an improvement.
To be involved all you need to do is go to the Shed any Monday or Wednesday between 9am and 3pm or Friday morning between 9am and 11am and talk to Jim Reed or Col Briety and join up.
The Shed is all about Men's Health and well-being.