As outdoor fitness parks become increasingly more popular, your city may be interested in adding outdoor fitness equipment to a new pocket park or next to an existing play structure. The question is, what equipment should you purchase? When looking at purchasing outdoor fitness equipment there are a few questions that should come to mind. Will the equipment withstand tough weather environments? As the equipment is unmonitored, is it safe to use? Does it provide real exercise value? Is it tamperproof from vandals? To ensure that the equipment meets outdoor standards and will last you years to come, each of these questions should be answered “yes”. 

A study undertaken by the University of Lethbridge in 2017 reported residents felt the fitness parks “improve health, increase physical activity and enhance a sense of community in their neighbourhood. Many also appreciated that it was freely accessible”. Outdoor fitness parks remove financial, physical and social barriers to exercise. This article goes on to mention that although there are many benefits to outdoor fitness equipment they also present some challenges. Some of the challenges included withstanding the tough wear and tear of long winters and residents not recognizing the structures as fitness equipment as it doesn’t resemble what they see in indoor fitness facilities.

Outdoor-Fit has dealt with these challenges by providing the toughest and most tamperproof outdoor fitness equipment on the market. Our equipment is fabricated with ¼’ steel and painted with super durable polyester powder coating that is designed to stay outdoors indefinitely. Our instructional placards give users a clear example of how to perform each exercise properly and includes QR codes which provides users a step by step instruction of each workout. 

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