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Rushmoor Borough Council New Gym installations in use Aldershot Park

Rushmoor Borough Council Multi-Site Outdoor Gym Programme


The Big Rig is installed into multiple locations to improve the physical and mental health of the local community.

Rushmoor Borough Council outdoor gym in use

The Background

Rushmoor Borough Council wanted to improve the fitness facilities within two communities. The council were looking to create outdoor gym facilities that would be popular with young people in the community, but still easily accessible to users of all ages and abilities. Something simple to use, that would provide fast results.

Rushmoor councillors liked the Big Rig and saw the potential for a whole-body workout; strength training and cardio. Popular with young people and adults alike, the Big Rig would be the ideal solution for both parks in the Borough.

The Challenge

Both parks, particularly Manor Park, are busy parks with lots of footfall every day. Therefore, precautions were needed to ensure the installation could be completed without causing too much impact on the community and people using the park. Heras fencing was erected to make the area safe, and the installation team, who are experienced in working whilst taking consideration of their surroundings, ensured everyone’s safety throughout the process.

In addition, the area of installation at King George V Park was very sloped. The council wanted the gym located close to the play park and so after finding the most appropriate location, the installation team needed to grade the area so that the Big Rig could be installed successfully.

The Solution

At Manor Park, the Big Rig was sited in adjacent to the main path. We installed the Big Rig with wetpour surfacing, including a wetpour path leading to the main path that runs around the park. This provided a long-lasting aesthetic and effective finish to the gym as well as easy access all year round.

A Big Rig was installed into King George V Park, with grass tile surfacing which allows the grass to grow through the holes, protecting the ground around the equipment from wear and bald spots. Both sites were fitted with signage boards, providing instructions for using the equipment safely and circuit training classes for different fitness levels.

The Result

The two gyms have been incredibly well received by both the communities. To celebrate their opening, Fresh Air Fitness hosted a Launch Package. An official opening event run by a personal trainer, where the community saw and tried the various exercises they could do using the Big Rig. Followed with a series of circuit training classes, open to all, for free, each Saturday morning over 3 months. Working closely with Rushmoor Borough Council, these events were advertised through multiple social platforms and more traditional printed formats, ensuring a great turnout. We are delighted that both sites have been so popular and seen such regular use since their installation.

The Big Rig

For people seeking a creative body-weight workout. The Big Rig provides unlimited opportunities to challenge everyone, from beginners to advanced gym goers! This ingenious rig combines 7 fixed workout stations with multiple pull-up bars, providing a versatile full body training rig. Suitable for 15+ users at once, it's the perfect solution for communities, sports teams and clubs to work out together, irrespective of fitness levels.

Our outdoor gym programme has been a wonderful success. Both sites have already seen a huge amount of use, with people of all ages using the Big Rigs to workout out regularly throughout the week. Fresh Air Fitness have been a pleasure to work with, I cannot fault their service and their equipment is second to none. We plan to install Big Rigs at a further sites in the near future and I have already recommended Fresh Air Fitness to numerous councils and local schools. Every park and playing field should have one!


I really love this piece of equipment. It’s unlike any other outdoor gym I’ve seen. I come down here 3 or 4 times a week, it always seems busy but it doesn’t affect my workout as there’s so many different exercises to do.

MATT, 36

I enjoy using the equipment 2-3 times each week. I have felt an improvement in my strength and flexibility


The Big Rig

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Exceptional Value

ONLY £11,500 installed into grass. Other surfacing options available

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Enormous variety

Multiple workout options. Strengthen the heart, body and mind

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Highest Quality

25 Years warranty on all structural parts. For complete peace of mind

The Benefits

  • The new outdoor gyms are free to use and can be used by all ages and any level of fitness.
  • The sites offer a place for social interaction for the entire community.
  • The two sites provide a variety of workout options, including cardio, strength and flexibility development. Improving health, fitness and mental wellbeing.
  • Both sites are positioned close to children's play areas, allowing parents to workout alongside their children playing. Children will grow up appreciating how regular physical activity is an important part of everyday living.
  • The Big Rig is ideal for teenagers to build muscles and tone their bodies, giving them confidence and boosting self-esteem.
  • Group classes for the community run by personal trainers are maximising the use of the gyms.
  • The low impact workout stations are ideal for older people and those returning from injury.

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