Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle and Boosting Mental Wellbeing Through Exercise
Preesall Fleetwood CE Primary School were determined to provide more opportunities for their children to participate in vigorous exercise and improve their mental wellbeing outdoors.
Meg Booth, our playground consultant, was delighted to produce an attractive environment by installing a healthy outdoor gym.
An Outdoor Gym For Vigorous Playground Exercise
Alongside the perimeter of the playground, we installed a set of six outdoor gym items to target all muscle groups and enable all ages and abilities to participate in healthy playtimes.
The new outdoor gym includes:
- Arm and Pedal Bike
- Double Air Walker
- Elliptical Cross Trainer
- Row and Ride
- Air Skier
- Seated Leg Press
The wide range of equipment provides plenty of space for children to workout together as they build up their muscles and cardiovascular fitness during playtime.
Whilst participating in exercise together, the children are fostering friendships and developing their communication and language skills as the gym creates a social environment.
As the children participate in vigorous exercise every day, they are learning what they need to do to lead a healthy and active lifestyle as well as having a positive impact on their mental wellbeing.
When Tom went back to see how the children were getting on with their new outdoor gym, Poppy, a pupil at Preesall, had some lovely feedback for him:
"I think it is a really great space, and really good for the younger children, too"
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