Fresh Air Fitness is an award-winning, provider of outdoor gym equipment for schools, parks, NHS trusts, redevelopment projects and more.
We have been designing, manufacturing and installing outdoor gyms in the UK since 2007 and as part of our range we have incorporated three key pieces which support cardio, strength and functional training for people with reduced mobility or a disability.
The Disabled Arm & Pedal Bike is compact, easy to use and great for wheelchair users and anyone with reduced mobility.
It is a low impact, seated, exercise solution focused on cardio to get your blood pumping and your heart rate going. It builds muscle strength, burns calories and improves stamina.
To get started, if you are exercising from your wheelchair, securely apply your brakes or otherwise immobilise your chair. Try to sit up tall while exercising and use your abs to maintain good posture.
If you are able to exercise your lower body and legs, go at your own pace using the pedals. The cycling motion helps to increase blood flow to your body and oxygen to your lungs, whilst building strength and stamina.
Benefits of outdoor gym equipment for disability or reduced mobility
Wheelchair users and people with limited or reduced mobility are advised to get involved in some form of daily exercise to increase overall fitness, mental happiness and quality of life.
Our range of disabled outside gym equipment has been specifically designed to be accessible to all, safe to use and easy to operate in an outdoor setting.
Combined, our equipment covers the full range of fitness opportunities from cardio to strength training with the added benefits of being outdoors in the natural daylight and fresh air.
Our self-weighted units on the Disabled Combo are excellent for low impact muscular development and strength building and our Disabled Arm & Pedal Bike is perfect for increasing the heart rate which is good as a warm-up, cool down or improving stamina. Each piece of outdoor gym equipment comes with integrated labels etched with white writing to aid users who are visually impaired.
Disabled Combo – Pull Down Challenger & Chest Press
The Disabled Combo is a multi-functional piece of outdoor gym equipment with a pull-down challenger on one side and a chest press on the other. Great for building strength and functional fitness, this piece of equipment preps you for real-life and daily activity such as lifting, loading, pushing and pulling. Functional exercises also greatly decrease your risk of everyday life injuries, especially in the smaller muscle groups which get used a lot.
To get started with the Pull-Down Challenger, lock your wheelchair into position, grip both handles with your hands and then steadily pull down towards you in a smooth motion. Similar to a lateral pull down machine, which you might find in an indoor gym, the Pull Down Challenger targets upper body muscles & uses your own body weight as the resistance.
On the other side of the Disabled Combo, you will find the Chest Press. This is a great way to target and refine all of the muscles in the chest. To get started, grip the handles, exhale on the way out and inhale on the return. Keep the movement nice and smooth and controlled. By repeating several sets you will strengthen and develop the muscles in your chest. This is a great exercise if you are beginner, coming back to exercise or even a bit of an expert - perfect for all abilities!
Interested in this range of outdoor gym products for people with mobility issues?
Speak to one of our experts on 01483 608 860 today. Our professional and friendly service includes:
25-year outdoor gym warranty
A Fresh Air Fitness outdoor gym comes with a 25-year warranty and provides a whole-class, bubble friendly experience.
Working together, we will create an innovative outdoor gym for your needs.
Products developed specifically for wheelchair users.
We offer the very best fitness equipment at an incredibly competitive price
Rest assured all our products come with a 25 year* warranties.
Funding your outdoor gym equipment
Getting your local park or school an outdoor gym may be easier than you think because your new outdoor gym may be eligible for funding.
Speak to one of our experts today on 01483 608 860 and they can answer any questions you may have and provide you with a list of different funding options to explore.
Speedy delivery: Only 6-8 weeks from order to installation!
From your initial enquiry through to installation - we will be with you every step of the way.
We are proud to be able to offer a speedy service of around 6-8 weeks from order placed to delivery and installation as we have our own UK warehouses where we assemble and prepare your order. So you can be up and ready to enjoy your outdoor gym equipment sooner than you think!
Giving back to Nature – we plant trees!
We love being outdoors to exercise and we are delighted to have been able to bring over 4000 outdoor gyms to parks, schools and green spaces all over the country. As our pledge to protecting nature, we have a partnership with Carbon Forest.
Based at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Carbon Forest specialise in developing woodland for carbon capture. They have planted over 9.5 million new trees creating over 200 new woodlands in the UK since 2006.
Environmental issues will always be extremely important to us and we know that they are important to our customers too, which is why we pledge to continue planting trees, to do our bit and to give something back to nature.
For more information about disabled outdoor gym equipment or to get help finding the right products for you, we are here to help at our Southern Office on 01483 608 860 or our Northern Office on 0151 3293550