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Incorporating Outdoor Gyms for Schools into PE Lessons

28th January 2019

Your school has just approved the funds for brand new, state-of-the-art outdoor gym. Our helpful and friendly professionals have expertly installed the brand new outdoor gym for your school. Now what?

A lot of the time, a school will have a state-of-the-art outdoor gym installed, but aren’t 100% sure how the children can get the very best out of it.

At Fresh Air Fitness, we truly believe that exercise is fundamental to improving overall health and wellbeing for anyone, especially children. That is why we have thought of the following ideas to help you make the best use of your brand new outdoor gym equipment pieces in your PE lessons.

6 Week Lesson Plan Guide

We have worked with a PE specialist to develop a 6-week lesson planner that enables you to run a series of lessons across 6-week half terms and actually track students development.  

Each week you’ll be given a new warm up to try, a different physical activity to challenge children on the gym equipment and a cooldown to support them to refocus ready for classroom learning.

It’s already planned for you!

Circuit Training

Instead of using just one of the fantastic outdoor gym equipment pieces, why not use all of them at the same time!

Circuit training is not only a great method of exercise, but it allows all children to participate at the same time, and it allows them to work different core muscle groups!

By having children working on all pieces, it means that the outdoor gym is put to great use and your children have an effective PE lesson! Simply give them a minute on each gym piece, then ask them to move on to the next and repeat! For smaller gyms you could set up additional stations to keep the whole class busy, such as star jumps or high knees etc.

The Perfect Warm Up!

Just because you have a truly fantastic opportunity to exercise dynamically with compound movements, it doesn’t mean you have to neglect the rest of the traditional methods of PE lessons.

Our outdoor gym equipment is the perfect solution for ensuring your children undertake a comprehensive warm up. Many experts (ourselves included) believe an effective warm up is critical to effective exercise.

So why not use our proven machines to start the lesson and revert back to your traditional lesson. You will see the improved results in your pupils performance that is for sure!

Make the Most of your New Outdoor Gym for Schools

Exercise can be completed in so many different ways. Make the most of your new outdoor gym by ensuring that your pupils benefit from the equipment that was installed for them! By incorporating the above ideas, you will truly reap the benefits of your new equipment!

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