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Outdoor Fitness - Creating a Space for Well-Rounded Fitness

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You’re reading 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 in your community.

When designing an effective outdoor fitness park, it’s important to ensure that adults are achieving a well-rounded exercise program. By incorporating a variety of elements and selecting the right equipment, you can keep your fitness space balanced, so it provides an effective workout. The five key areas you much consider are: Aerobic Fitness, Muscle Fitness, Core Fitness, Balance, and Flexibility.

All five of these elements are important when designing an exercise space or program in your community. Best of all, these elements can be incorporated in several ways such as on a fitness trail with equipment installed at regular intervals, a compact training area or a fitness park.

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.


Ready to plan your own outdoor fitness space? 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.