OREANDA-NEWS. The National Fitness Community (NFS) has proposed to the Ministry of Sports to scale the project of outdoor fitness parks to the entire territory of Russia. This was reported to TASS by the president of the organization Elena Silina.

"We have applied to the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation with an initiative to create free open folk fitness parks throughout Russia, the pilot project of which the NSF is launching in Saratov, and an agreement has been reached to launch the next project in the Leningrad Region," she said, adding that the appeal was sent to the Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin.

Silina noted that "this initiative will become an additional effective tool in achieving the target set in the decree of the President of the Russian Federation "On National Development Goals of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2030" - increasing the share of citizens who systematically engage in physical culture and sports to 70%." According to her, the construction and equipping of such fitness parks is carried out at the expense of private investors with the administrative support of the regional leadership. The cost of one project is from 2 to 5.5 million rubles.

"The People's Fitness Park will help increase the interest of the population in independent physical training and provide equal conditions for all categories and groups of the population: from a complex of horizontal bars and functional sports equipment for low-mobility groups of the population to a line of power simulators with a variable load. The fitness area uses domestic-made exercise equipment designed for long - term intensive use and has a safety certificate, the most popular and trustworthy marking of services that is respected all over the world," Silina said.