Benefits of Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Incorporating playground fitness equipment into your park or playground is a great way to increase usage, encourage kids and adults to be active, and improve the health of your entire community.
We all know regular exercise is a key component to a healthy lifestyle, but outdoor exercise has added benefits. Studies have found that compared to indoor exercise, exercising outdoors may contribute to increased energy and reduced anger, tension and depression. Because outdoor exercise equipment doesn’t require a gym membership, all community members have the opportunity to build a personal exercise program and improve their health.
Adding Fitness Equipment and Courses to Your Park & Playground
Outdoor fitness playground equipment and courses allow children and adults of varying fitness levels to challenge their physical fitness and work toward improving their health.
Our HealthBeat® Outdoor Fitness System targets three core fitness areas through 14 workout stations — muscle strength, cardiovascular health, and balance and flexibility. Your playground can include all 14 stations, focus on just one or two core fitness areas, or mix and match among them. You decide which stations will best serve your community’s fitness needs and space availability.
Extreme fitness is gaining popularity based on current T.V. shows and communities can create custom high-intensity strength training courses to encourage kids, teens and adults to get and stay fit. FitCore™ Extreme obstacle courses can be designed for teens and adults, or for kids ages 5 to 12. You can create your own by grouping together your favorite challenges or consider one of our predesigned courses.
Replacing Playground Exercise Equipment
If you already have playground exercise equipment that needs to be replaced, contact your local playground consultant. Replacement playground fitness equipment must be provided by the original manufacturer to ensure the safest fit and proper connections. If you aren’t sure of the original manufacturer, check for a company name or safety label on the side of the equipment.
Why Choose Our Fitness Playground Equipment?
Our team of engineers creates innovative product designs that deliver a fitness experience unlike any other. Our HealthBeat Stations feature patent-pending resistance technology to deliver a better workout. Each fitness station has instructional signage with illustrations and links to proper-use videos that can be viewed on a smart device.
For our climbers and fitness challenges, our innovative handgrips help kids and adults climb safely at every possible angle. Our specially designed handgrips mimic the performance and feel of those found on professional climbing walls. Attached by two bolts, they stay tightly in place, reducing maintenance and providing gap-free safety for clothing and skin. And they offer a superior grip that everyone can count on, whether climbing up, down or sideways.
All of our outdoor sports and fitness playground equipment is manufactured to withstand years of repeated use and exposure to the elements, so communities and schools can continue to reap the rewards of physical activity. We use vandal-resistant, steel-reinforced climbing cable wrapped with polyester yarn instead of nylon that can rub skin the wrong way. Polyester is easy on hands, UV-stable and won't fray. Our TenderTuff™ Coating also provides a safer grip surface while protecting hands from temperature extremes compared to painted metal.