With an ever aging population choosing to remain in Fort St. John, the City is planning to give seniors a good workout.

A new Green Gym is in the works for Fort St. John. Similar gyms exist in Prince George, Terrace and Taylor, which the City says have been well received.

The City has already set aside $25,000 in its 2011 budget to construct the outdoor gym, which would include workout equipment that allows seniors to improve their strength and agility.

It will be applying for a federal grant, which could cover most, if not all, of the cost of the equipment or future additions.

Although an exact location has not been determined yet, the plan is to construct the gym along the walking trails or beside the old tennis courts in Kin Park.