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Outdoor Gyms Aren’t Just For Adults!

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

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9th March 2018

As quality outdoor gym equipment manufacturers, Fresh Air Fitness know that there are a multitude of reasons for installing outdoor gym equipment in a variety of different settings. A common misconception that we come across, though, is that outdoor gyms are only for adults, when in fact this is not the case at all! Children also have so much to gain from using outdoor gyms, whether as part of their playtime or a structured lesson. In fact, outdoor gym equipment can...

Provide an Outlet for Excess Energy

Outdoor gym equipment provides a fantastic outlet for energetic children, meaning that when the time comes for them to be back in class after break time, they’ll be less restless during lessons and more willing to listen to their teachers and classmates. Children also have better attention spans and memory after short bursts of exercise, so they’ll always be ready to learn after using their playground’s outdoor gym equipment. Similarly, there is research to suggest that a combination of fresh air and physical activity is particularly beneficial to mental performance.

Our outdoor equipment can be used for play or physical education (PE), and can even be incorporated into other lesson plans in order to help improve social relations and mental agility. A big plus is that children don’t even need to get changed into their PE kit to use the equipment (which can be a source of stress and discomfort around PE for some students) and to benefit from it.

Facilitate Development

Outdoor gym equipment can aid children’s development in a multitude of ways, including enhancing their physical literacy, agility, and coordination, as well as promoting musculoskeletal and cardiovascular development.

The equipment also allows for friendly social interaction between pupils and confidence building, whilst avoiding the stress of competitive sports, with which more anxious children may struggle. In turn, this allows the association of fitness with fun, thus encouraging good lifestyle habits among children, which are then much more likely to be carried through to adulthood.

Improve Health

Amidst modern-day obesity problems and increasingly screen-oriented lifestyles, it’s more important than ever to promote health and fitness through exercise. Outdoor gym equipment encourages heart health through cardio workouts, and reminds children just how good it feels to get moving and be outside, increasing the chances of them doing it again in their free time.

As one of the premier outdoor gym equipment manufacturers in the UK, Fresh Air Fitness is proud to offer quality products for people from all walks of life to enjoy, whether the equipment is to be installed at a school, public park, workplace, or anywhere else. If you’d like to know more, or perhaps request a bespoke quote for your project, don’t hesitate to contact us today by calling 01483 608 860 or emailing - we’d love to hear from you!

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