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Top Five Reasons to Try Outdoor Gym Equipment
23rd July 2020

Ever thought about trying an outdoor gym? Read our top reasons for why you should.

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How to use your PE & Sport Premium to Fund an Outdoor Gym for your Primary School
7th July 2020

An outdoor gym meets the PE & Sport premium criteria perfectly, instantly providing an additional and sustainable improvement to the physical education programme.

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Guidance for the safe re-opening of Outdoor Gyms
2nd July 2020

We are delighted to hear that outdoor gyms are being allowed to reopen from 4th July. Please find furher useful information here.

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The Story Behind 'The Big Rig'
18th June 2020

The unique outdoor training rig with 7 fixed workout stations and multiple pull-up bars.

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Core Strengthing Workout
15th June 2020

Strengthen and tone your core with our plank variations workout.

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Outdoor gyms for the NHS
8th June 2020

We have already installed more than 100 outdoor gyms into NHS Hospitals and MHT's for both patient rehabilitation and staff wellbeing. Read our story here

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WIN A GYM COMPETITION **This competition is now closed**
7th May 2020

Please find link below for the full terms and conditions of our Primary School WIN A GYM Competition

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Children's Home HIIT Workout 4
7th May 2020

Need some PE inspiration today? Try our home HIIT workout 4.

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Children's HIIT Workout 3
7th May 2020

Get their bodies moving with our home HIIT workout 3.

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Children's 20 minute Home HIIT Workout 2
5th May 2020

Get them moving and burning energy with our FREE download.

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20 minute Home HIIT Workout for Children
4th May 2020

Get them moving and burning energy with our FREE download.

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"It is exercise alone, that supports the spirits and keeps the mind in vigour."
28th April 2020

Marcus Tullius Cicero.

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15 minute Home HIIT Workout: Cardio
20th April 2020

Get your whole body moving, strengthening the heart and toning the muscles with our 15 minute home HIIT workout.

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15 minute Home HIIT Workout: Full Body Strength
16th April 2020

Get your whole body moving with our 15 minute home HIIT workout.

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5 Ways to have a Happy ‘Active’ Easter
7th April 2020

While we are still all on lockdown, we’ve put together some Easter-themed fun ways to get active either in your home or garden in five different ways, this weekend.

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Free Easter Hunt Printables
2nd April 2020

Celebrate an active Easter egg hunt this year with our free Easter hunt printables

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15 minute Home HIIT Workout for Arms
30th March 2020

Looking for simple exercises for your arms? Why not try our 15 minutes HIIT workout, to help tone your muscles and build strength.

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Tips for staying fit and healthy during lockdown
26th March 2020

How to adapt and keep your body and mind healthy during the testing times ahead.

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COVID-19
24th March 2020

An update from our Managing Director

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Outdoor Gym Workout for the Legs and Lungs!
19th March 2020

Keep fit and healthy with our easy to follow 'Legs and Lungs' workout.

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How to use outdoor gym equipment
11th February 2020

A guide to understanding your outdoor gym

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The Fresh Air Fitness Annual Survey 2019: The Results
3rd February 2020

Survey reveals what motivates people to follow a healthy active lifestyle, where their fitness interests currently lie and what challenges they face.

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New year, new you!
6th January 2020

A diet plan for weight loss that works!

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Operation: See Ya Dad Bod! Week 2
17th December 2019

Well operation “see ya dad bod” is well and truly underway. I've already lost 5.5lbs!

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5 Ways to have a Happy ‘Active’ Christmas in 2019
12th December 2019

Let’s keep on moving and have a fantastic, active Christmas!!

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Children’s activity levels are on the rise, according to the second Sport England’s ‘Active Lives Survey’.
12th December 2019

This latest report provides insight into participation figures and attitudes towards activity of children aged 5-16

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Operation: See Ya Dad Bod!
2nd December 2019

I'm nearly 40 and over the last few years, family and work (and a host of other excuses) have left my fitness being left 'til tomorrow'. But now is the time to change. Follow me over the next 12 weeks while I take on a gruelling regime to get me back into shape!

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FRESH AIR FITNESS ANNUAL SURVEY 2019
2nd December 2019

Please find link below to the full terms and conditions of our survey and prize draw

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The Farm Business Innovation Show 2019: Top Five Takeaways
21st November 2019

The Farm Business Innovation Show is the largest exhibition of its kind. Its main focus is to help farmers gain new ideas to diversify their land. Find out more.

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Winter Warmer HIIT Workout
19th November 2019

Don't let these chilly months put you off achieving your fitness goals!

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November 4th to November 8th is National Stress Week
4th November 2019

How does exercise help us manage stress? Tom Willock reports.

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He's used our outdoor gym equipment for the last few months...
29th October 2019

But what does Outdoor Personal Trainer Mark Hughes really think of them?

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Outdoor Gyms: The Facts
14th October 2019

We've seen them popping up everywhere, but whats the truth about these outdoor gyms? Myth busting outdoor gym eqiupment

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What is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)?
19th September 2019

Find out more about this popular workout

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How much does an outdoor gym cost for schools?
2nd September 2019

We are often asked how much does an outdoor gym cost for a school? An outdoor gym can cost from as little as....

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Frequently Asked Questions
6th August 2019

Get answers to the questions we are asked most!

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PRODUCT FOCUS: The Leg Lift and Chin Up Station
5th August 2019

The Leg lift and Chin Up Station offers multiple strength and resistance training workout options, to increase upper body and core strength and more...

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Save 000's on gym membership with Fresh Air Fitness...
30th July 2019

... and get the same physical health benefits

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The School Sport and Activity Action Plan
22nd July 2019

Tom Willock, Managing Director of Fresh Air Fitness shares his thoughts

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NEW Primary School Animations
15th July 2019

Short, easy to follow Children's instructional cartoons.

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“Regular use of the outdoor gym equipment has greatly improved my health and quality of life”
11th June 2019

Find out just how life has changed for Dave through the regular use of his outdoor gym.

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Fresh Air Fitness Outdoor Gym Opened by Boris Johnson
10th June 2019

"This new apparatus will have a hugely positive impact to the well-being of local young people"

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96% say having an ‘Outdoor Gym’ makes their school a better place to be!
13th May 2019

This pioneering report highlights the positive impact outdoor gym equipment has for children.

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96% of children said 'having an outdoor gym made their school a better place'
23rd April 2019

While 85% now do more exercise because they have an outdoor gym to use. Find out more, along with the top 5 pieces of outdoor gym equipment that every school should have.

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Everything you need to know before installing an outdoor gym at your school
12th March 2019

Read our handy blog, packed full of hints and tips for you to consider before installing an outdoor gym at your school.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Exercising Outdoors
7th February 2019

Exercising outdoors is one of life's hidden treasures. With the rise of gym memberships, a lot of people have forgotten why exercising outdoors can be better for you.

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Incorporating Outdoor Gyms for Schools into PE Lessons
28th January 2019

Now that your new Outdoor Gym is installed, how can you put it to best use?

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How Outdoor Gym Equipment aids your New Year Resolutions
14th January 2019

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Keeping older people active could save the NHS billions...
19th November 2018

...according to new report published by ukactive

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Children who were picked last in PE turn into 'lazy adults'
19th November 2018

Study shows the long-term emotional impact of being picked last in PE

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Measure your heart age
8th November 2018

A new tool gives a guide to your life expectancy

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New Outdoor Gym Equipment AVAILABLE NOW!
1st November 2018

Outdoor gym specialists Fresh Air Fitness announce the arrival of their NEW Resistance Range

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Welcome our NEW Recumbent Bike
11th October 2018

The perfect addition to your outdoor gym equipment

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'Right to be Active' campaign launched
27th September 2018

to alert politicians of the physical inactivity crisis that is harming our children's health and threatening the future of our society, as we know it.

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The NEW Children's Cardio Combi
17th September 2018

This unique piece of outdoor gym equipment for schools is already proving to be a winning combination...

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the physical and mental benefits of table tennis
5th July 2018

Study finds table tennis is not only a great way to burn calories, but good for memory and cognitive function too.

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The Benefits of an Outdoor Gym for Children
5th June 2018

From reducing obesity and improving fitness to developing confidence and enjoyment of PE, we've seen just how beneficial our children's outdoor gym equipment is in schools. Read more about the key benefits in our article.

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The Sports Premium: What you need to know
17th April 2018

The final payment of Sports Premium for 2017/18 is due imminently, but what is the best way to use it in your school?

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There’s More to Consider Than Just Price When Looking for Outdoor Gym Equipment
16th March 2018

While most people focus on outdoor gym equipment prices, there are a number of other important factors!

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Outdoor Gyms Aren’t Just For Adults!
9th March 2018

Children also have so much to gain from using outdoor gyms...

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The general public now rate PE as a more important secondary school subject than history
26th February 2018

Rating it their 6th most important subject!

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The Push Up and Dip Station
13th February 2018

Find out how this versatile product can provide you with a full body calisthenic work out.

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Being close to green spaces improves teenagers mental well-being
8th February 2018

Ground breaking research shows direct correlation between exposure to natural green spaces and the incidence of depression in adolescents.

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Children’s attention and memory improves after short bursts of exercise
18th January 2018

New research shows that children’s attention, memory and mood all improve after just 15 minutes of exercise

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This week is National Obesity Awareness Week
11th January 2018

Obesity has already become a worldwide health crisis but this is even more true in western countries and especially Britain.

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The multiple benefits of exercise to mood and mental well being
19th December 2017

Frustration tolerance; reduced tension; increased attention and productivity, the benefits of exercise seems endless

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Regular exercise helps prevent Glaucoma
14th December 2017

Glaucoma, which is the second biggest cause of blindness worldwide, is less likely to occur in those who exercise regularly.

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What do you value most?
11th December 2017

Despite most people answering 'my health' as a nation we place little emphasis on preserving or maintaining it.

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Green Gyms and exercising in groups improves health and well being
28th November 2017

Study finds those using a Green Gym reported higher levels of well-being, lower levels of stress, anxiety and depression, and saliva samples showed a 20% improvement in their cortisol awakening response, a scientific measure of well being.

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Physical activity is a “miracle cure” for older people
27th November 2017

Report states that exercise prevents many of the illnesses and diseases associated with old age.

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Tackling childhood obesity is about more than just diet and exercise
6th November 2017

The World Health Organisation has just issued a report warning that...

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The Fresh Air Fitness Combi Machine
4th September 2017

Strength and resistance training for the upper body. Find out just how beneficial using the The Combination Pull Down and Chest Press.can be

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You don't need snow to try a spot of cross country skiing this winter!
4th September 2017

Find out how the cross country skier will boost your fitness and metabolic rate

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Key benefits of the Big Shoulder wheel
31st August 2017

From warming up to activating the core, find out the various benefits of using the Big Shoulder Wheel within your workout.

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How many calories can you actually burn using outdoor gym equipment?
31st August 2017

The benefits of the Double Air Walker

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"Our Outdoor Gym equipment is helping to reduce levels of obesity and sedentary lifestyles of many of our pupils"
29th August 2017

How using the sports premium grant to fund a new outdoor gym equipment has impacted on Higher Openshaw Community School, Manchester.

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Want to shape up those legs this summer?
22nd August 2017

Find out how you can use the seated leg press to shape and tone your legs, top to bottom!

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What makes a great outdoor gym?
6th July 2017

Outdoor gyms are free to use and can be accessed as long as there is sufficient light, but what makes a great outdoor gym?

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If schools taught girls fitness and not just netball, we’d all be much better off!
15th June 2017

Research shows how some PE classes at school can have a damaging impact on girls and their relationship with sports and fitness.

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New research proves that exercise helps the brain function and mental health in the over-50s
5th June 2017

Study shows how cardiovascular exercise improves cognitive abilities; reasoning, thinking and learning while strength training helped to improve....

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Add 7 years to your life by using our outdoor gym equipment!
23rd May 2017

David Dunn was a local man tragically killed in 1994 whilst courageously stopping an armed robbery at the Bank of Scotland in Bonnyrigg High Street. In order to remember this incredible man, Bill McDonald had a vision of creating a fitness trail in George V park for the entire community to benefit from.

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Secure funding for your outdoor gym equipment today!
25th April 2017

Find out which bodies and organisations are offering funding for outdoor gyms and sports facilities

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Active Schools - learning healthy lifestyle habits
20th April 2017

Lifestyles have changed dramatically over the last 20-30 years and only now are we discovering the impact that this has had on the nations health.

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Spring into outdoor exercise
6th April 2017

With the weather gradually improving and the days becoming longer, brighter, here are some great reasons for exercising outdoors.

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Physical inactivity starting as young as the age of seven!
27th March 2017

Fresh Air Fitness Report

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Case Study: Carwarden House SEN School's Outdoor Gym
21st March 2017

The gym is used for sensory breaks during lesson times, allowing young people to take a few minutes out of a lesson to get some fresh air, exercise and return to lessons focussed again.

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OPEN! New Outdoor Gym at Connaught Junior School, Bagshot
13th February 2017

The 9 piece outdoor gym for the junior school children has been a huge hit!

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Welcome The BIG RIG
10th November 2016

Unlimited opportunities to challenge everyone, from beginners to advanced gym goers!

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