After months of lockdown, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, people all over the world are champing at the bit to get fit and healthy and make the most of the outdoors once again – and with that comes the benefits of outdoor exercise equipment.
The need to exercise and wage war in the battle against obesity has grown, as many have become even more aware of the importance of staying healthy, whether young or old. And there are lots of ways to do it.
What is outdoor exercise equipment?
Outdoor exercise equipment offers the chance to get some exercise in, while enjoying a good dose of fresh air – a welcome thought, after so many months of having to stay indoors.
It’s made up of some of the equipment that you might find in a regular gym, designed to improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health, but fully able to stand up to the rigours of the UK weather.
When installed in a school, in particular, outdoor exercise equipment can offer hours of fun, helping children to enjoy exercise and learn to love keeping fit. It can be made up of the following pieces of equipment:
- Waist twister
- Leg stretch
- Double strength challenger
- Health walker
- Slalom skier
- Horse rider
- Sky stepper
- Tai chi discs
- Arm pedal cycle
When set up in the playground or other areas of a school, outdoor exercise equipment provides an interesting change from some of the normal activities that you might find in a PE lesson and it is fun to make use of at playtime, too.
All good stuff
There are so many benefits to be gained from using outdoor exercise equipment and with school children, it’s found to be particularly effective in helping to improve focus and concentration – a benefit which comes with improved fitness levels. Additional benefits include:
- Increased energy
- Improved social interaction and communication
- Better sleep
- Improved sense of wellbeing
- Encourage healthy competition
- Improved motor skills
- Promote fitness in an enjoyable way
- Boost the immune system
- Aid mental health
- Eco friendly (requires no electricity supply)
The installation of outdoor exercise equipment offers all the benefits of indoor exercise, but with the additional bonus of the vitamin D that comes from a good dose of sunshine and fresh air.
As schools finally reopen their doors completely, this September, it’s vital that staff look to promote enjoyment of fitness and exercise in a way which meets the new normal that we’re all having to get accustomed to. That’s why all of our outdoor exercise equipment can be easily installed in line with social distancing guidelines, at two metres apart.
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At CJ Sports, we have been installing sports equipment across the UK for around 40 years and we value the huge importance of safety when it comes to exercise and promoting health and wellbeing.
If you’re considering getting outdoor exercise equipment installed, get in touch for a free quote from one of our outdoor gym equipment specialists, who can take you through what your options are. We look forward to hearing from you.