Two new digitalised sporting and training grounds have been unveiled in Monaco, providing free, easy to use exercise facilities for all ages in the Principality.
The new MonaMove sports station and Parkour ground were officially inaugurated on Thursday 12th December by Counselor for Equipment, Environment and Town Planning Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Chief Digital Officer Frédéric Genta, and former French international rugby player Sébastien Chabal.
“These two new accessible and free spaces illustrate the development of sport for all in the city and will contribute to improving quality of life in a fun, free and connected way,” said Marie-Pierre Gramaglia.
Sébastien Chabal’s company Vivaciti has created the technology that allows users to connect to the MonaMove equipment via a mobile app. Through the placement of sensors on each apparatus, people will be able to measure their physical activity in real time and personalise their training with the exercise and thematic programs designed by Sébastien Chabal, including muscle strengthening, posture and stretching.
“MonaMove, an outdoor sports station that is connected and free, aims to facilitate and support the practice of sport for all through digital,” said Frédéric Genta. “Driven by Extended Monaco and at the heart of the Smart City program, it is a service that will facilitate the well-being of Monegasques and residents.”
Like its twin located at the port area of Fontvieille, this station consists of 18 apparatus, integrates a complete weather station for temperature, humidity and air quality, and is 100% energy self-sufficient thanks to a solar panel.
MonaMove is located on the Stefano Casiraghi Esplanade, next to the solarium and adjacent to the new Parkour space. This 300 square metre ‘playground’ for kids and teenagers provides an opportunity for them to do Parkour – a training discipline in which people try to get from one point to another without assistive equipment, in the fastest and most efficient way possible. It was developed from military obstacle course training and has become a huge hit with youth.
With this new site, young people will be able to climb and perform acrobatic jumps on different apparatus including a Gibbon cage, a bar for precision jumps, and a pass bar. Thanks to a flashcode, they can also access videos of their efforts.
Photo: Frédéric Genta, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia and Sébastien Chabal © Direction de la Communication – Michael Alesi