BAYVILLE, NY — If you live in Oyster Bay and like exercising out in the open air, you can forget about dragging your kettle balls and hand weights to Centre Island Beach for your Long Island Sound-front workouts.
A set of beachside fitness equipment will soon be installed at the beach with the help of a donation from Locust Valley residents Mark and Lisa DeNatale, according to a news release from Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino’s office.
The outdoor fitness complex, which will be located at the northern end of the athletic field, will feature a dip bench, a Combi 5 Pro outdoor workout station, a leg lift and pull up machine, an elliptical cross trainer, a sportbike, two arm bikes, as well as appropriate safety signage to guide users along in their workout.
The complex will accommodate anywhere from 15-25 users at a time, and it will be accessible to people in wheelchairs, according to town officials.
The DeNatales have retained the services of KOMPAN, which is one of the best-known brands within the outdoor fitness industry, to help build the complex, town officials said. The company has a “long history” building park facilities across the island, and in New York City, according to town officials.
Supervisor Saladino described the beach as a “beautiful facility” that has become a top destination for athletes, local families, and seniors.
“The generous donation of this outdoor fitness equipment will be a welcome addition to the park for all those seeking a healthier lifestyle,” he said, adding, “This new fitness equipment will bring new opportunities for physical fitness when visiting Centre Island Beach, and offer parents the opportunity to exercise while their children practice on the athletic field.”
Councilwoman Michele Johnson said the equipment will “nicely complement recreational opportunities available at Centre Island Beach.”
“We thank the DeNatale family for giving back to the community they love, and welcome the opportunity to provide residents with access to beachside fitness equipment,” she said.