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THE ADVANTAGES OF AN OUTDOOR GYM VS. INDOOR GYM IN THE CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT

Outdoor gym has many advantages when comparing to indoor gym:     Encourages people who are not necessarily fitness enthusiasts to participate as the equipment provides a less intimidating atmosphere than a typical gym setting, particularly for beginners and providing a more approachable, welcoming environment.  Outdoor fitness gives you more than an indoor gym. Exercising outdoors increases serotonin levels and introduces Vitamin D into your system, boosting overall mood and well-being. When installed next to playground equipment gives opportunity to parents and older kids not to sit idly when kids are playing. Social: outdoor gym units are built for 2 or more users concurrently, which encourage motivation and support.   Economic: Outdoor gyms are free to the end users and open 24 Hr. a day 7 days a week. The initial investment is a fraction of what it cost to set and indoor gym. The on-going maintenance of an indoor gym like: electricity, air conditioning, electronic malfunctions, instructors ext. can run up to thousands of Rands per month. There is zero to minimal cost at an outdoor gym. Real-estate: indoor gym takes up valuable indoor space that can be used as a valuable asset.  Diverse Encourages a wider variety of users Builds positive community equity for facilities   If you wish to incorporate an outdoor gym to replace your costly indoor gym you can contact Mrs. Sarit Qwabe at World outdoor fitness – SA 011-4772023 or visit the web site: www.outdoorgym.co.za for further details   Outdoor gym by world outdoor fitness in a cooperate environment; create a motivated and healthy staff.

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Outdoor gyms – A trend that sweeps SA

Outdoor gyms – A trend that sweeps SA Outdoor exercising is an expanding concept for the South African health and fitness market, with outdoor gyms providing an opportunity for communities to build cohesion, get fit and help to curb crime amongst the youth. The equipment is designed for all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced, and its colourful and vibrant appearance is not intimidating like that found indoors in a conventional gym.   Outdoor fitness zones offer a free alternative to gym memberships and many are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, users benefit from the fresh air and relaxation that comes from spending time in a park. National Health Director Precious Matsoso has stated that the outdoor gyms will go a long way in helping to prevent the illnesses and health problems that develop as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise in our communities.   In October 2011, World Outdoor Fitness installed the first outdoor gym in South Africa at the OR Tambo Environmental and Narrative Centre on behalf of the Ekurhuleni Municipality. Residents of the surrounding area are now using the gym daily and this is driving the community to lead a healthier lifestyle, according to Sarit Qwabe, marketing director of WOF. She adds that the outdoor gym is cost effective, eco-friendly, does not require electricity and there is no maintenance once installed. It is also a ‘green’ product made from recycled materials.   Since the OR Tambo installation, numerous units of outdoor equipment have been installed around South Africa, helping municipalities contribute to their residents’ quality of life by increasing their activity levels. In May 2103, the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Fikile [...]

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Service delivery: an outdoor gym for the community

Service delivery: an outdoor gym for the community FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLogo branding (Press Release) - Monday, 28 October 2013– Johannesburg, South Africa Outdoor fitness is one of the most exciting growth areas for the South Africa health and fitness Market. Now, in the 21st century, a new breed of modern fitness stations have local residents working out — often together, as they build community. These “outdoor gyms” offer quality, updated equipment that challenges people’s muscles and gets their hearts pumping. Working out on exercise equipment in the open air is a unique experience that in addition provides a way to stay fit, shapes a healthy community and helps to curb crime within the youth through sport. The equipment is designed for all fitness levels from beginners to advanced users as you apply your own body weight when exercising. It’s colorful and vibrant appearance is very inviting and not intimidating like indoor fitness equipment in a conventional gym. outdoor gym equipment in crystal park buksburg - PENDELUM CRYSTAL PARK GAUTENG - colorful and vibrant appearance During a time of tight budgets across the country, these outdoor fitness zones offer a free alternative to gym memberships. Many of these park gyms are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a bonus, people gain benefits from the fresh air and relaxation from spending time in a park. Behind this growing trend, however, is a serious health problem: South Africans are suffering from their poor diet and exercise choices. National health director general Precious Matsoso has warned that the current rate of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart-related conditions and cancers pose a threat to the government's planned National Health Insurance system.  "I [...]

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The university of the Free State is the first in South Africa to install an outdoor gym.

Free State University is leading the way. The university of the Free State is the first in South Africa to install an outdoor gym. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLogo branding (Press Release) - Friday, 19 July 2013– Bloemfontain, South Africa – students and staff alike can now enjoy a new outdoor gym on campus. The gym is free for all, easy to use and encourage people to use outdoor spaces. The vacant piece of land close to the indoor campus gym has been identified as a suitable location for theopen-air gym. The gym is also aimed at improving students and staff’s health and wellbeing, increasing physical activity, and help address a range of lifestyle conditions such as heart disease, stroke and some cancers. The robust, colourful equipment includes traditional apparatus like “leg press”, “double ski”plus more unusual ones including “pendulum” and “air walkers”. These 10 pieces of quality gym equipment were made by World Outdoor Fitness - SA, a company which specialises in the design, production and installation of outdoor fitness equipment and the equipment is designed to withstand all forms of weather. The durable equipment will be able to resist not only the wear and tear caused by weather, but also vandalism to some degree. The equipment is made of galvanized steel to prevent it from eroding. The pipe-into-pipe technology used to assemble the exercise equipment also means it is moredifficult to dismantle. The patented technology of cast steel rolers means that there is no need for lubrication. It is green and eco-friendly as it is made of recycled material and does not use electricity.   FS university’s Chief Officer of Property Management, Physical Planning Mrs. Albie Louw, said: "The outdoor gyms give students and [...]

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Outdoor gyms by World Outdoor Fitness in the Media

Thursday, May 23, 2013 Minister Mbalula launched outdoor gym in Mitchell's Plain Imogen Vollenhoven 23 May 2013 On Wednesday the Minister of sport and recreation Fikile Mbalula along with the deputy Minister of sport and recreation Gert Oosterhuisen, MEC of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer and Councillor Alderman from the City of Cape Town Belinda Walker handed over an outdoor gym in Rocklands Mitchell’s Plain.   Minister Mbalula addressed the crowd saying that they should not allow the surge of drugs and ganstrism to take over.   He also asked them to take care of the gym and allow it to build character and courage in the people of Mitchell’s Plain. Mbalula explains that as the government they went to Mitchell’s plain to give inspiration to young people and the people of Mitchell’s Plain as a whole. “We are here and we are saying to you, what we are giving to you is not a privilege it is a right and it belongs to you and you must look after is as a community, this facility belongs to your children, added Mbalula. Furthermore he said that the community must not give up hope in the fight against drugs and gangsterism. Minister Mbalula also said that irrespective of colour all are meant to be treated equal and as a government they need to change the lives of the poor and poverty stricken area as these are one of the main reasons young people get caught up in the wave of drugs.   He said we are all Africans that during liberation of South Africa the struggle was lead from Mitchell’s Plain.   Mbalula also encouraged those affected by drugs and said they should not give [...]

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Ikwekwezi Guest Lodge

Basic package, September 2012 This small gym for Ikwekwezi Guest Lodge was done when they decided (very wisely) to take advantage of a valuable indoor space and convert the small indoor gym to a spa and a beauty salon. It took us 2 days with minimum fuss and disruption and voila….   We at WORLD OUTDOOR FITNESS-SA helped them to take the gym outdoors and gave them an opportunity to: Save the valuable indoor space. Save on operating cost: electricity, staff cost, air conditioning and maintenance. give them opportunity  to offer their clients more services through the beauty salon. Give their clients a 24/7 access to a gym as it is outside and never need to be locked. Generate more income from the sub unit of the business.   Definitely a WIN-WIN situation to everyone involved!   outdoor gyms equipment in Gauteng outdoor gyms equipment in Gauteng triple air walker outdoor gyms equipment in Gauteng rowing machine outdoor gyms equipment in Gauteng rower outdoor gyms equipment in Gauteng push pull chair outdoor gyms equipment in Gauteng outdoor gyms equipment in Gauteng outdoor gyms equipment in Gauteng outdoor gyms equipment in Gauteng - park view outdoor gyms equipment in Gauteng bike  

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