PENRITH Council has been doing its bit to help Penrith's growing gym obsession, according to Monique De Marchellier.
Three years ago, following community feedback, a new position was created at Penrith Council and De Marchellier was named health strategy officer.
"The council looked at the need within Penrith and the appointment resulted from statistics and community consultation which said the council should be promoting health more," De Marchellier said.
Since taking on the role, De Marchellier and the council set a goal to make it as easy as possible for Penrith people to find a way to exercise.
She said they knew that families struggled to pay for more than one gym membership and felt that residents should be able to enjoy the perks of a gym, but for free and outdoors.
"There are certainly a lot of [gym] choices in Penrith," De Marchellier said.
"But we've also put some gym equipment up at Jamison Park and at Glenmore Park and we're looking at putting in more."