Chandigarh, December 12 (Pooja Goyal) :-

Smt. Asha Jaswal, Mayor of Chandigarh today inaugurated the first women’s gym in the city at Mahila Bhawan, Sector 38-C, Chandigarh in presence of Sh. Arun Sood, area councilor, Smt. Chanderawati Shukla & Ms. Shipra Bansal, councilors, Sh. Manoj Bansal, Chief Engineer, Sh. N.P. Sharma, Superintending Engineer, B&R, MCC and women’s from the city.

While addressing the gathering after inaugurating the gym, city Mayor said that this gym would be operated by a women gym trainer and Rs. 500 would be for three month’s membership fee of the gym.

The Mayor said that for many women who feel uncomfortable working out with men at gyms, the MCC has gifted them an exclusive one today. She said that women of the area today expressed happiness over opening of the gym and said that compared to private gyms which charge hefty membership money, the charges have been kept nominal here.

She said that we are committed to provide a healthy environment to residents of Chandigarh and with that aim in mind, we have taken this initiative to set up exclusive women’s gym at Mahila Bhawan and women from any part of city can be a member of this gym and enjoy this facility.

Sh. Arun Sood, former Mayor and area councillor said that facility of bathrooms and lockers apart from other regular facilities are also provided in this gym. He said that this is the MCC’s step towards women empowerment and complaint redressal centre for women will be opened in Mahila Bhawan shortly for which the MCC is liaising with city police.

He said that MCC is providing similar health facilities at all community centres and open air gyms in all major parks throughout the city. He said that this gym has been provided in Mahila Bhawan at a cost of Rs. 12.50 lacs with latest gym equipments including 2 motorized treadmill, 2 upright bike, 2 elliptical cross trainer, one piece 6 station gym, multi bench, ab king pro, twister, 2 plain bench, arm curl bench, rubber coated hexa dumbbells 150 Kg, coloured rubber coated weight plates 105 Kg, 2 bar rack with bars, 2 dumbbell-cum-road stand and weight plate rack.

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