AN outdoor gym which features fitness bikes and cross trainers has opened at the Penistone Recreation Ground .

The gym - created as part of a partnership between Fields in Trust and WREN - has a chest press, lat pull down, fitness bike, hand bike, junior and senior cross trainers, pull ups, leg press and Tai Chi wheels specially adapted for outdoor use.

Coun Tim Cheetham, spokesman, said: "In the current climate, gym membership is a luxury that a lot of people can't afford. This will provide a great opportunity for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to exercise for free."

Contractor Park Leisure constructed the Outdoor Fit Gym, funded by Fields in Trust, with support from Penistone West council members and Penistone Town Council.