The creation of communal outdoor-gyms has gained more and more media attention in the last few years as well the idea that sports and leisure activities should more readily available locally in parks and green spaces near or in residential areas. The playfit® series of exercise equipment encompasses a wide range of models for every setting and different age and/or user groups.
In addition, training exercises based on modern sports concepts were developed to encourage regular training at these outdoor-gyms under the supervision of qualified trainers.
playfit® - More Exercise for Improved Vitality
Our aim is to help improve health across all generations and encourage and motivate people to exercise more by using playfit® devices.
playfit®: a wide range of devices for different user groups
We provide a range of exercise equipment comprising the tried and tested playfit®CLASSIC Series and the more recently introduced playfit®PLUS Series. Each series includes multiple exercise devices which can be used to train the entire body. Information about our playfit® exercise equipment can be found here.
The user is a fundamental part of our philosophy at playfit®. It is paramount to us that all people can use our exercise equipment, whether young or old, from the novice to the athlete as well as members of the community with physical or mental impairments. The playfit® devices can be individually combined to allow for an adaptive training for every type of user.
PLAYFIT® FITNESS PARKS
playfit® exercise equipment is universally deployable.
A playfit® fitness-park is an open-air exercise area and a place for intergenerational communication. Whether alone or in small groups, under supervision or individually – a broad user base with different training ambitions and abilities is catered for.
We at playfit® do not regard ourselves only as manufacturers of exercise equipment - but are also passionate about their intended use. To this effect, we also provide a comprehensive exercise routine with which users may find training possibilities in addition to the already intuitive use of the equipment. Feel free to view some examples here.
In cooperation with the “Verband für Turnen und Freizeit” (VTF), Hamburg’s biggest sports association, we developed a scientifically based and trainings-orientated Coaching Programme that is used to instruct playfit® training personnel in the variety of different exercises that can be carried out with each piece of playfit® equipment.
The playfit® company considers itself as an ambassador for the idea and concept of fitness parks. We invest regularly in programmes (and even initiate studies) aimed at promoting the general acceptance and popularity of fitness parks.
For a selection of studies: see below or (sorry, only available in German for the time being) here.
Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Brettschneider about playfit
„Scientific evidence and indications from neuroscience point in this direction: Exercise increases the vitality of young and old: he (or she) that exercises stays fit longer – mentally and physically. The design and function of playfit® machines are very motivating and they allow young as well as old people to profit from a regular training by the great variety of exercises. Thereby the machines help to promote physical and mental fitness: the mental and physical abilities should be kept up by a regular training – he (or she) who moves wins twice-over. I consider playfit® equipment to be a convincing and diverse system.” For further Statements.
We ascribe great importance to quality
playfit® equipment is made of stainless steel: a combination of high-quality and attractive design.
The devices carry the highly valued German GS-Mark for “Geprüfte Sicherheit” (Tested and Approved Safety) and are certified according to the DIN EN 16630:2015 safety norm by the TÜV Süd organisation of Germany.
HESSE’S MINISTRY FOR SOCIAL AFFAIRS PUBLISHES GUIDELINES FOR SETTING UP FITNESS TRAILS
playfit® fitness trails made subject of an academic study in the state of Hesse. In summer 2011 the Hesse regional government carried out an academic study about a playfit® fitness trail in the Hanau Schloßgarten [palace garden]. The results obtained by the universities concerning the physical benefit are extremely positive. A further study concerning the social and psycho-logical effects of the fitness trail reveals what is most definitely a positive change in the perceived quality of life of the test subjects. The playfit® press release and the guidelines "Exercise for Health in Old Age".