Sussex Transport delivered and assisted with the installation of an adult playground or outdoor gym (as they are sometimes referred to) in London last week using one of our HIAB Lorries.
Playgrounds conjure up the vision of children on colourful swings and slides whilst parents sit around watching their children play. However, something is changing in Britains parks… exercise machines are cropping up in play areas and green spaces, near the brightly-coloured swings and slides for children. It’s the latest bit of government “nudge theory” The theory being, if you ‘stumble’ across the fitness area in the park it might encourage you to have a go, and work off that ice cream you just ate!
Especially effective for those who do not wish to pay increasing membership costs or feel embarrassed having to make the first move to regular exercise alongside the buffed Adonis pushing up weights with ease, or the lithe legged lovely who can run for hours on the treadmill without breaking a sweat.
Outdoor gyms – or adult playgrounds – have been growing in popularity in recent years, encouraging parents to use the fitness equipment while their children play.
Cost and accessibility are the two main barriers for people wanting to exercise and adult playgrounds remove these barriers, which is why their popularity has grown.
• The run-up to the Olympics and Jubilee has seen a surge in demand, with orders for outdoor gym equipment up 1,200% in 2012.
• The London borough of Camden has nine outdoor gyms – the most of any local authority area in the UK.
• It is believed that 26% of those who were using the outdoor gyms had never exercised before.
• The Department of Health recommends adults participate in 150 minutes of physical activity each week and yet many Britons do not achieve this on a weekly basis.
Why not exercise your freedom of choice… and try Sussex Transport next time you need a fast, effective delivery? Call us for a quote or discuss your requirements on 01903 751100 or email us at email@example.com.