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Outdoor Gym Equipment for Colleges and Universities

Since 2007, Fresh Air Fitness has offered an end-to-end outdoor gym equipment service to colleges and universities from design and manufacture to installation.

As the UK market leader, we have installed over 4000 gyms nationwide and have one of the largest product ranges in the UK.

We are on a mission to bring accessible fitness to all higher educational settings because students who participate in physical activity sleep deeper, maintain sharper focus and better manage stress – all aspects pivotal to a successful study life.

To find out more about installing an outdoor gym at your college or university, contact us on 01483 608 860 or complete our enquiry form.

Health Benefits of Outdoor Gym Equipment in Colleges and Universities

Further Education Institutions (FEI) play a key role in supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of students through educational and holistic personal development. 

According to research from the British Active Students Survey: Further Education (2018/2019) students who were active reported the most confidence when exercising and playing sport. It also went on to say that active students were more likely to feel that they could achieve their goals and that an active lifestyle created a positive self-image. 

To give all students access to a fitness option, once your college or university has installed its Fresh Air Fitness outdoor gym, students have free access to the equipment without the financial barrier of a costly monthly membership fee. 

Fresh Air Fitness outdoor gym equipment covers the full range of fitness training from strength and cardiovascular to flexibility and balance. It is also a non-competitive form of fitness, encouraging all abilities. 

What is the process of installing an Outdoor Gym?

Our in-house team provides an end-to-end service to your college or university following the below process:

  • Site Inspection - advice on layout, surfacing and waterlogging solutions
  • Design and Production - choose a special offer package or bespoke selection – including choices from our wheelchair user equipment pieces
  • Installation - Fast 6-8 week lead in time from purchase to installation
  • Post Installation Care – 25-year warranty, customer care line, how-to video guides and a free downloadable fitness app.

Funding for Outdoor Gym Equipment

Our Funding Experts are here to support you through the process of securing funds for your new outdoor gym equipment FREE OF CHARGE, we have already supported many of our customers to secure up to 100% funds for their projects. For more information, please call us 01483 608860 or complete the form below. We also provide a comprehensive list of the current funding schemes and grants that are presently available for 2023.


Would you like to work with us?

Working together, we will create an innovative outdoor gym for your needs.


The Big Rig

Take a look at our award winning Big Rig, the perfect solution for Colleges and Universities.

Benefits of choosing Fresh Air Fitness outdoor gym equipment include:

  • Fast Installation – approx. 6-8 weeks from order to installation
  • Experienced and professional team since 2007
  • Sustainable and environmentally friendly / people-powered
  • Engagement of more students in regular physical activity
  • Equipment options for wheelchair users
  • Provides a healthy ‘outdoor’ fitness option
  • Different surfacing options available
  • Video and app support post installation
  • Maintenance Package and Warranty
  • Site inspection - advice on layout, surfacing and waterlogging solutions

The Hive College SEN - Area transformed into new Outdoor Gym to support pupils development.


"We have been so pleased with our new equipment. The students have gained so much from the equipment in terms of mental wellness, fitness and preparing for adulthood"


Here to help!

If you would like to find out more or have any questions at all, we are here to help. Speak to one of our outdoor fitness equipment experts on 01483 608 860 or alternatively email our team using the link below:


The Big Rig

Always popular with universities and colleges, The Big Rig is award-winning and designed to be enjoyed by 16+ users at once - with over 80 different exercise options! 

Used daily by PE teachers, Sports Leaders and Coaches, as well as for team training and after school fitness sessions, the Big Rig includes the following workout stations:

  • Lat Pull Down – activates the major back muscles 
  • Chest Press - exercises the pectorals, arms, and shoulders
  • Hip Twister - a tones the waistline and strengthens the core
  • Sit Up Bench – works the abdominals, hip flexors, back and neck 
  • Leg Lift – targets the lower and upper abs, hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, and lower back muscles
  • Leg Press - develops the quadriceps, hamstring, and gluteal muscles
  • Dorsal Raise –strengthens the muscles in the lower back and glutes
  • Step Up – fires up the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and adductors

Set within an area of 42m², The Big Rig comes with user guide labels, including illustrations, instructions for use and workout suggestions. Choose from a range of surfacing options for all year-round, all-weather use. 

I would recommend Fresh Air Fitness to any school. The installation process occurred when the school was “live” and at no point were there any safeguarding concerns. The equipment is well used and enjoyed by the pupils and compliments the sports programmes running in the school


We’re pioneers within the sector

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Largest range

With over 40 products to choose from

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We offer the very best fitness equipment at an incredibly competitive price.

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Rest assured all our products come with a 25 year* warranties.

Student workout using the Big Rig

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