Looking to spruce up your community, neighborhood association or apartment complex with an outdoor fitness space? Offering outdoor fitness spaces is an excellent way to promote healthy living, provide activities for residents and encourage socialization. It’s no wonder why so many communities are choosing to add more fitness parks to their list of amenities.
There are proven benefits to exercising outdoors regardless of age or ability. Let’s cover three benefits to adding outdoor playground fitness equipment to your community or complex.
1. Economic and Easy to Maintain
Here at Park and Rec Pros, we understand that our clients prefer affordable, low maintenance fitness equipment for their communities and outdoor recreation facilities. They want to offer residents something nice without having to invest countless hours into maintaining and cleaning the park. Luckily, outdoor fitness parks are easy for cities to install and maintain.
Outdoor equipment is made to withstand the elements and requires very little maintenance throughout the year. And, because it’s outdoors, you don’t have to follow the same strict COVID protocols as you would for an indoor facility. Even better is that outdoor adult fitness equipment is eco-friendly and does not use electricity. People will also love that they don’t have to pay a gym membership to use your park! Not to mention the added benefits of being outdoors.
2. Accessible Workout Areas
More and more Americans are leading sedentary lifestyles with little to no exercise. This lifestyle is not good for the body as it leads to weight gain, loss of muscle strength and endurance, lower metabolism, decreased immunity and more. A lack of exercise can also cause feelings of depression and anxiety.
Communities thrive when its residents are active and engaged - not sitting at home on the couch. To promote a healthy, active lifestyle for your residents, an outdoor fitness park is an excellent solution. You can offer a variety of fitness equipment to cater to people of all ages and abilities. When they see a clean, accessible workout space, they’ll be more likely to stay outdoors, exercise and meet others in the community.
3. Bring Communities Together
When you have an outdoor adult fitness space in your area, you’ll enjoy seeing the community come together. This is enhanced if your fitness area is placed near a playground, water park or recreation space. The kids can play and have fun while parents get in a workout for the day.
Even for those who show up alone, they can meet others over a common interest - exercise. Not to mention, the community is coming together for a healthy activity that improves their mental and physical health. The more active people in the community are, the more likely they will be to support their neighborhoods in other ways.
Design and Build Your Outdoor Fitness Space Today
Now that you see how beneficial outdoor fitness equipment can be, let’s discuss your ideas and how to bring them to life. Park and Rec Pros offers a wide variety of outdoor playground fitness equipment like climbing walls, cardio walker, step trainers, balance beams and more. Let’s design and build an outdoor fitness space that separates your community from the next!