Exercise buffs start coming to Burnham Park, Baguio Athletic Bowl

By Zaldy Comanda

BAGUIO CITY - The City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) has reported that hundreds of enthusiasts have secured wellness passes, hoping to lose those extra pounds gained during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

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CEPMO Officer-in-Charge Atty. Rhenan Diwas revealed that some 300 individuals have requested permission to conduct aerobic exercises at Burnham Park and the Baguio Athletic Bowl.

About 500-residents, on the other hand, were granted individuals who opted to do their exercise routines along the city’s road network.

Diwas said an initial inspection at Burnham Park showed about 20 joggers and two groups doing in the Zumba. There were also some bikers along South Drive.

He noted that, for now, the number of health enthusiasts utilizing the city’s parks and roads was still manageable.

Diwas said online registration was now open to prevent queuing at the CEPMO office in City Hall.

He said the number of fitness enthusiasts was expected to grow significantly in the coming days.

Meanwhile Mayor Benjamin Magalong assigned City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) head Johnny Degay to look into the park’s ambulant vendors. He asked for recommendations on what best to do to prevent over-crowding in food outlets in the area.