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Prison Bodyweight Workout

Body weight training is exactly what it sounds like; exercise using your body weight. It is the oldest form of exercise and arguably one of the most effective.

How to Use Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Outdoor fitness equipment has become increasingly popular over the years. Fitness parks are popping up all over the place and are a great alternative to traditional gyms.

Mental health benefits of exercise in prison

Physical activity offers both mental and physical benefits and should be incorporated into individuals’ daily activities within correctional facilities.

Design Your Outdoor Fitness Park like an Indoor Commercial Gym

When it comes to designing an outdoor fitness park, there are many things to consider. Where will the park go? How will park be laid out? How much space can we use?

Tamperproof Fitness Equipment - Why it's important

With outdoor fitness equipment, there are countless suppliers, manufacturers, and dealers. Outdoor fitness equipment comes in all shapes and sizes, and product features vary drastically.

How to Choose the Right Exercise Equipment for Correctional Facilities

When replacing old exercise equipment or adding new equipment to your correctional facility you want to make sure you make the right choice for your facility.

The Pros and Cons of Outdoor Gym Activities

We all love being outdoors and enjoying nice weather. Bringing your exercise routine outdoors has many benefits both mentally and physically.
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Tamper Resistant vs Tamperproof Correctional Fitness Equipment

When sourcing fitness equipment for a correctional facility, there are a few options when it comes to equipment that has been designed with corrections in mind.

What is the actual cost of commercial fitness equipment for correctional facilities?

When sourcing equipment for a correctional gym or rec area, many correctional facilities still procure commercial fitness equipment.

Are Commercial Treadmills Safe for Corrections?

Almost all correctional facilities in North America offer some type of fitness equipment to inmates.
Benefits of Circuit Training

7 Benefits of Circuit Training (and One Downside)

Many studies have been done on the benefits of circuit training. With each exercise station clustered around the center column, Outdoor-Fit’s units naturally set up for circuit training.

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Inmates Exercising Helps Jail Administrators

The International Journal of Criminology and Sociology has examined the research literature on the pros and cons of providing inmates with access to exercise equipment and concluded that when jail

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4 reasons correctional facilities need to ditch their free-weights for multigyms

It’s a debate that’s been ongoing since the 1990s – should correctional facilities make weight training equipment available to inmates?

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3 Easy Ways to Fit Exercise into Your Daily Routine

If you’re like most people, at one point or another, you’ve probably made a goal to commit a couple of hours of your week to your personal fitness.

Correctional Health: What are the issues?

Jail Administrators walk a balanced line between services, safety, and budget everyday. One of the many issues that can make a big difference is health.

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Ab Workout

Everyone wants a six-pack... No matter how far away they may be from achieving it!

The Easy Way to Exercise More

Is your gym membership gathering dust? Try adding a dose of green to your workouts:

4 Pushup Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

The pushup is a classic exercise that you learned in middle school. But for that same reason, you've probably picked up some bad habits throughout the years.

Want to Be More Creative? Take a Walk

If you are unable to think of a catchy, creative way to present sales data or begin a newspaper column, take a walk.

How to Fit Exercise into Your Routine, No Matter How Busy You Are

We all know by now that maintaining an active lifestyle should be one of our top priorities in life.

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The Benefits of Back Extension Exercise

Eight out of every 10 people can expect to experience low back pain at least once in his lifetime, according to doctors at the Cleveland Clinic.

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6 Top Trainers' Best Advice Ever

Mike Boyle, strength coach to the 2013 world-champion Boston Red Sox, was told early in his career, "You can never exercise enough to overcome a bad diet." Today, this knowledge still underpins his

You're Doing Breakfast Wrong

Bagels, Juice, And Jelly For Breakfast No More

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8 Ways To Give Your Workout A Spring Makeover

As the marathon of winter draws to an end, try these 8 ways to spring ahead with a fresh start to your exercise!

5 Fitness Apps that get results

Fitness Apps that get results

Looking for a new way to reach your fitness goals? Now’s the time to check out some of the hottest fitness apps for the new year.

23 ways to improve your workout

23 Ways to Get More Out of Your Workout Routine

Exercise isn’t an exact science — think different strokes for different folks. But one fact rings true: Something is better than nothing.

Fitness Blitz! The 30 Minute Workout

Think you don't have time to work out? A 30-minute workout could change your mind.

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Check out our videos!

 Outdoor Fit is pleased to announce that our new instructional videos are now completed for the Helios!

How much water do you need?

Everyone knows staying hydrated is an important part of staying healthy.

But do you know how much water you should be drinking during exercise? And what about electrolytes?

Top Ten Workout Songs

Top Ten Workout Songs

Spotify has announced the most popular workout songs of the year - Eminem and Rihanna’s hit, “The Monster,” has topped Spotify’s list of the most popular workout songs in the U.S., while Macklemore

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Don't let asthma keep you indoors!

What do Jessie Diggins and Marit Bjoergen have in common?

They are both cross-country skiers competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. And they both have asthma.

Six Fitness Topics in 2014

In the Year Ahead...

One ironclad prediction for the coming year: 12 months from now, we’ll still be debating the ingredients of the ideal workout, diet and lifestyle.

Stay Warm in Cold Weather

So you don’t like grinding out miles on the treadmill or power walking the malls, but you dread exercising during cold weather.

15 ways to stick to your fitness resolutions

Stick to Your Resolutions

January is always the busiest time of the year for gyms — some even call it the industry’s Black Friday.

Accessorize Your Workout

Add a new spark to your workout routine with these apps to help you plan, track, and enjoy your exercise!

10 Ways to Stay Motivated During the Winter

Confession: Last week I ditched working out four days in a row. Why? It was cold out.

CrossFit: Can the Popular Extreme Workout be Dangerous?

ABC News’ Vanessa Weber reports:

Ingiting the CrossFit Debate

Imagine all the people…

Back to Basics with the HELIOS multi-gym

Back to Basics

While people are becoming more dependent on high-tech gadgets in many areas of life, fitness experts say they are turning back to basics for their workout routines.

Break out of Your Workout Rut

Bored With Your Workout?

There's something just as comforting about tucking yourself in bed after a long, stressful day, as there is about settling into a workout routine.

CrossFit’s Dirty Little Secret

Everyone has an uncle they’d rather you not meet.

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A Great Tradeshow Experience

Outdoor-Fit has been on the road again this fall; this week we're back from a successful exhibition at the National Parks and Recreation Conference in Houston, Texas, where the Helios received a gr

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Congratulations to Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, who will soon be enjoying four new HELIOS as an addition to their exercise & fitness routine

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Why Dynamic Warm-ups?

 Static stretching has been popular for a long time, but here are a few reasons dynamic stretching can work for you.

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Exercise is the Best Medicine

According to a recent study in the British Medical Journal, exercise can be just as effective as medicine when it comes to heart disease patients.

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Health or Harm?

"The CrossFit prescription is “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement”  according to

A Handful of Health

Delicious and healthy! Check out this infographic to find out how blueberries may positively affect your health: cardiovascular health, brain health and aid in cancer risk reduction.

25,000 Mornings

Learn to Love Mornings!

A lot of people don't find it easy to roll out of bed every morning, full of energy and ready to go.

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Snack Time!

Learn how to make healthier trail mix.

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The One Move Workout

See how using these one move workouts can help you fit exercise into a busy schedule at the same time as maximizing your exercise routine.

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Eat Healthy on the Road

One of the great things about summer is a change of routine, but it can be hard to keep up healthy habits on vacation, or while you're traveling.

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Rest and Relaxation...and Exercise

 Vacation is on most people's minds at some point over the summer months, and everyone is looking for a little rest & relaxation.

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Build a Personalized Routine with the Sworkit App

Customize your workout wherever you are with the Sworkit app!

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Circuit Training: What Can it do for You?

Many people simply don't realize what circuit training is and that it can be beneficial for everyone.

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What Really Causes a Sunburn (and how to treat it fast!)

With the summer sun still beating down, spending quality time outdoors is a given.

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Music = Motivation

Researchers explain why listening to music can help us work out longer and harder.

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How To Build The Perfect Circuit Workout

Imagine a turbo-charged workout routine that mixes cardio and strength training and has you in and out of the gym in 30 minutes.

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The Complete Guide to Workout Nutrition

The right workout nutrition is very important, but it doesn't have to be complicated or difficult to fit in.

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8 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat

Summer is the perfect time to go outside and have fun. It's one of my favorite times of year because there are so many outdoor activities to choose from.

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STUDY: Working Out Makes You Happier

Break a sweat, beat the blues. Physical activity fights off depression, finds new research from Belgium.

We've gotten Rave Reviews!

We recently received this testimonial from the great people at Midwest City Community Services!

Green exercise may be good for your head

A new study finds that surprisingly small doses of outdoor activity boost mood, self-esteem.

Health Benefits Of Working Out Outside

Some people swear by the treadmill. Others can’t wait for the warm weather and the opportunities for outdoor exercise that come with it.

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Jogging in forest twice as good as trip to gym for mental health

A jog through a forest can cut the risk of suffering from mental health problems and is twice as good for you as working out in the gym, according to a survey.