Outdoor gyms are a relatively recent phenomenon, becoming increasingly prevalent in the last ten years, and gaining more momentum in Australia and New Zealand over the last two. It's not hard to understand why. Fitness is at the core of the public discussion around health, and many governments and councils are looking at ways to improve the overall health of their constituencies.
One way to do this is to transform public spaces into outdoor gyms. Such gyms are open to the community, meaning anyone can utilise the equipment for a quick workout. It's not just a welcome change of scenery for those already getting regular exercise, but it's more attractive to beginners as well, since an absence of fees and a less rigid workout environment makes them feel at ease working at their own pace. Pairing this with the well-established physical and mental health benefits of exercise, an outdoor gym from PlayRope presents a great opportunity to boost fitness of the community at large.
More and more we are seeing Councils redevelop land to create spaces for activity such as bike and walking paths, sporting areas as well as outdoor gyms. Councils have begun to see outdoor exercise centres as an essential component of a healthy community, and we've had the privilege to complete these projects across both Australia and New Zealand.
We’ve partnered with The Great Outdoor Gym Company (TGO) who are quickly gaining traction as the leading supplier of outdoor equipment in Australasia. With a focus on safety, inclusiveness and sustainability, TGO products are extremely well made and provide exercise opportunities for everyone. We’re proud to be the exclusive distributor of this game-changing, industry leading brand.
Working closely with members of councils and communities alike, PlayRope understands the requirements unique to outdoor exercise facilities. We work with you to help you get the best possible outdoor gym, the benefits of which are passed back to the community.
Our range of high-quality outdoor fitness equipment has been designed and manufactured with flexibility and simplicity in mind. There are no weight changes or adjustments that need to be made in between use, making the equipment ideal for anyone to engage with. This aligns perfectly with the concept behind an outdoor gym - providing a space for all members of the community to get some exercise.
The range consists of a number of individual pieces that support different types of exercise, but the true flexibility of our product range comes in how you configure it. Gyms can be designed for singular or group use, and designs can be custom tailored to meet your goals. From cardiovascular, resistance and calisthenics through to more physically intensive workouts that have gained prominence lately, you can create a gym that responds to community needs.
It's important to note that a project doesn't need to be enormous to offer valuable exercise opportunities. By utilising key pieces and optimising the equipment layout, a smaller space can perform just as well as larger installations. Outdoor gyms, by their nature, have a very small footprint and we have experience building great solutions in smaller spaces.
Fitness equipment gets put under a lot of stress, so it's not simply the design and installation phases where quality is paramount. Our supplier rigorously tests equipment to make sure it can handle relevant loads, and that the quality holds up after thousands of repetitions. All of the equipment is certified safe according to the stringent European standards for outdoor exercise equipment (EN16630).
Rest easy knowing your outdoor gym is safe to use and built to last.
- Manufacturer is accredited to the ISO9001 Standard
- Independently certified
- Stainless steel handles
- Free from crush points, entrapments and sharp edges.
- Coastal upgrade available
TGO has the unique distinction of being one of (if not THE) greenest manufacturera of exercise equipment worldwide. Their Green Energy range is a world-first - turning the kinetic energy or exercise movement into usable electricity. The user generated electricity can be used to charge smart devices at a charging station, though it can also be used to illuminate the gym itself. As if that wasn’t enough, TGO equipment also utilises 85 per cent recycled / recyclable materials.
PlayRope has successfully delivered projects in Australia and New Zealand. We've already established a strong reputation in the playground market and this expertise carries over to outdoor gyms. Because we employ best-practice installation methods from abroad and boast expertly designed equipment, PlayRope is taking the fitness sector by storm. If you're ready to talk about your outdoor gym project, get in contact today.
We work with our clients to develop custom designs that meet their individual needs.