March 22, 2020

Outdoor Fitness 101: Creating a Well-Rounded Fitness Space

Well-Rounded Fitness

This is the third post in a nine-part series on the benefits of Outdoor Fitness Parks. It is based on the research and information found in Outdoor Adult Fitness Parks™: Best Practices for Promoting Community Health by Increasing Physical Activity, published by PlayCore. Request a copy of the complete guidebook to help you plan the perfect fitness park.

 

An effective outdoor fitness park is designed around research and best practices to ensure adults are achieving a well-rounded exercise program. That means it's important to provide a variety of elements, as well as selecting equipment that provides specific benefits in five areas: Aerobic Fitness, Muscle Fitness, Core Fitness, Balance, and Flexibility. 

Whether you design a fitness trail with equipment installed at regular intervals, a compact training area, or other fitness park typology, providing all five elements of a well-rounded exercise program can help you promote overall health and wellness in your community.

Below is a matrix of common outdoor fitness products to illustrate the benefits of each, and how they align with the five elements to promote better health and wellness.

If you are ready to plan your own outdoor fitness park, contact the GameTime fitness expert in your community. They can help you identify a great location in your community, select the right equipment, and provide programming to help users maximize their workout experience.