Over the years our municipality has taken out outdoor fitness courses or seen them severely underutilized. Could it be because of our weather here in Colorado? Perhaps, but maybe this new effort to design attractive and unique fitness solutions specific to outdoor parks will reopen opportunities to provide this sort of service in our parks. I am particularly intrigued by the City Art Gym information posted in this article.
‘Fitness parks’ catch on in cities
by Haya El Nasser, USA TODAY, December 14, 2012
HORIZONS: On the move with Fitness Zones
Trust for Public Lands, February 12, 2012
I am quite a fan of providing outdoor exercise opportunities for adults in public parks. At Must Have Play, we take this idea a little further, designing outdoor spaces intended specifically for older adults. Our designs include several exercise machines, but woven into a holistic environment which will attract and appeal to older adults. For elders, a stark outdoor gym will likely be a little intimidating. So our playgrounds for elders provide a variety of reasons to visit the park, and we emphasize and facilitate not only carefully selected physical exercise, but also social interaction and play.
The imagination and big effort of the construction project that created it. We recently installed a purchased outdoor gym in our town near me. Thanks for posting this.