A big part of any playground is the ability of these play spaces to encourage active play and exercise. As children spend hours in the classroom and in front of televisions and video games, it becomes more important than ever before to ensure they get the exercise they need to stay healthy and fit. There are many benefits to including fitness playground equipment on your playground:
- Playground fitness equipment immediately makes your playground more appealing to older children, such as middle-school children, who may be aging out of playground equipment aimed at younger kids.
- Fitness playgrounds prepare children for team sports.
- Park fitness equipment encourages children to stay active and to see exercise as fun, which can lead to a lifetime of good habits.
- Outdoor fitness equipment encourages healthy competition among kids as well as more active play.
- Fitness playgrounds for adults let adults in your community enjoy healthy exercise while children have their own play space.