BEACH ROAD PATHWAY
A private company is partnering up with the CNMI government to install workout stations along the Beach Road Pathway.
Bridge Capital LLC, in coordination with the Saipan Mayor’s Office, would be replacing ruined or missing exercise equipment at six different workout stations along the pathway, officially called the Gov. Froilan C. Tenorio Beach Road Pathway.
According to Bridge Capital chief operating officer Jody Jordahl, Bridge Capital is “committed and looks forward to working with the mayor of Saipan in the beautification of the island.”
Jordahl said that Bridge Capital has set aside an estimated $25,000 budget for the workout station installation, which would start today and is expected to be finished on Feb. 10.
Along with the workout stations would be instructional posters for their proper use.
Rep. Joseph “Lee Pan” Guerrero thinks this is a good way to not only get children off bad influences, but also to keep them fit.
“We want our kids to be healthy. We need to come up with ways to get them healthy,” he said.
Saipan Mayor Dave Apatang agrees.
“This is really beautiful. Everybody could use these workout stations for their own physical conditioning. We see a lot of people here at night walking and jogging. I am sure there are younger ones that are utilizing all these equipment,” said Apatang.
Bridge Capital believes the workout equipment along the Beach Road Pathway were installed after the construction of the pathway in the late 1990’s.
Stretching from Kilili Beach all the way to the Kristo Rai Parish, six workout machines would be installed.
Bridge Capital would be responsible for the manpower, supervision, and maintenance of the workout stations once completed.
The workout machines consist of a log-hop station, bench-dip station, T-bar station, chin-up station, push-up station, and a parallel bar station, spread all throughout the Beach Road Pathway.