With the warmer weather finally here (at least for now), more and more gym goers will be heading outside to get their dose of vitamin D whilst exercising.
Fitness trails have been increasing in popularity over the past five years and can now be spotted across the UK in local parks, exercise retreats and gyms alike.
A fitness or ‘trim trail’ consists of a number of exercise stations in an outdoor location, aimed at encouraging runners and walkers to include apparatus based exercise as part of their regime. The trail can be set beside a pathway, all together in a playground type lay out or set to create an assault course.
The equipment is designed to give you much the same type of work out as that of a gym, but without the need for extra equipment. Fitness trails are created to encourage a calisthenic workout – the use of your own body weight to create resistance. Chin-up bars, push up bars, balance beams, sit-up bars, vaults, ladders and monkey bars are just some of the pieces of apparatus sportsequip.co.uk provide in our range of fitness trails.
Overall, a fitness trail can be set up in any outdoor space and users will really see the benefits in their balance, strength and co-ordination. For more information on our range of fitness trails, please contact us on 01858 545789 or visit our website.
During the last decade, there’s been a concerted effort by the government and the NHS to promote healthy living. Campaigns such as Change4Life promote a healthier lifestyle by encouraging people to eat more vegetables, reduce their daily salt intake and become more physically active.
Making the Change4Life
The “5-a-day” campaign has undoubtedly become ingrained in the nation’s psyche since it was launched in 2002, but the push to ensure that people actually do consume their recommended quota of five portions of fruit/veg continues.
Another key aspect of the Change4Life programme is perhaps less well known – “Get Going Every Day”.
Continue reading Helping People to ‘Get Going Every Day’ with Fitness Trim Trails
A recently completed sportsequip.co.uk Fitness Trail, installed in the eco-park play area in Great Cambourne made front page news last month when it received it’s official opening by the parish council. The £10,000 project has created nine fitness stations around the park and offers an outdoor exercise circuit suitable for use by teenagers and adults.
Robert Boyd, Managing Director at sportsequip.co.uk said “The Cambourne Fitness Trail installation has been fantastic to work on and produced a stunning final result that will serve the local community well for many years to come. With the installation being completed just over a month after the original order being placed, the whole team has once again worked together to create a top quality, front page worthy Fitness Trail installation!”
Continue reading sportsequip.co.uk hit the headlines with new Fitness Trail
Advertised as a 10 K Adventure race – The UK’s new cult event for triathletes, cross country runners and those who just like to get cold, muddy and wet the first Chepstow Stampede is to be run at Chepstow Racecourse in October 2010.
Fitness Trail manufacturers and installers sportsequip.co.uk were employed to help convert the existing equestrian 3 day event course so it was suitable for a human event. This involved the manufacture of both adapted and brand new fitness stations that suited both the terrain and utilised the existing features and horse jumps.
Event organisers say ‘WARNING – You WILL get Wet and Muddy’ and describe it as being ‘Set within the stunning grounds and challenging terrain of Chepstow Racecourse and Piercefield Park, Monmouthshire, the course promises to be different from any run organised before.
If running 10k across natural rugged terrain is not challenging enough for you, unique and varied obstacles will be in place to push the limits of all abilities and fitness levels. Take on obstacles like Zig Zag Woods, Cargo Net Valley and Severn View Jump before competing in the Mile Time Trial and the Water Run.
Try your hand at sledging down Toboggan Hill, clambering over The Gauntlet and up the ropes at Heartbreak Hill, not to mention getting a dunking at Sheep Dip Valley.
Come and have a go on the Chepstow Stampede Fitness Trail if you think you’re tough enough!’
For more information or to register now, go to www.chepstowstampede.com
Leading adults fitness trail manufacturers sportsequip.co.uk recently finished Whitehill Bordon’s Eco Fitness Trail, which is the first project to be completed using Eco-town funding.
The outdoor course, which stretches over half a mile in the recreation ground in Mill Chase Road, Whitehill, Hampshire, was officially opened by double Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson and the town’s mayor Cllr Adam Carew on 29th July 2010.
The course has a total of 12 activity stations on the trail and the equipment was provided and installed by sportsequip.co.uk
The timber used to make the wooden trail is environmentally friendly because it comes from a renewable source and is British grown. It also included safety surfacing Compliant Grass Tiles to make the course as safe as possible.
The calorie-busting workout includes equipment which will give users a cardiovascular boost as well as strengthening exercises.
The challenges include hurdles, bench sit ups, bunny hops and parallel bars. There is also a multi-exercise bench, a balance beam and a horizontal ladder
Daley Thompson at the opening the new Fitness Trail
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