KOMPAN, the world’s largest playground manufacturer, has just introduced a three-layer fitness training solution designed to get people exercising regularly. All over the world communities are challenged with rapid urbanization and today’s sedentary lifestyles, leaving residents with alarmingly low levels of physical activity. In the US more than 34% of all adults are obese and only 33% of children are active every day. The financial burden of health issues, care dependency and lost productivity related to inactivity is creating even more pressure on already tight public budgets.
Together with training experts, the KOMPAN Sport & Fitness Institute has looked into the current trends in outdoor fitness, analyzed the needs of users and discovered how to encourage people to become more physically active.
Rob Boogmans, physiotherapist and Director of the KOMPAN Sport & Fitness Institute, states: “KOMPAN’s own research shows that the desire to become more active is there - but time, money and motivation are the main reasons given for not being more active. To get inactive people active, communities require accessible and effective training locations suitable for all ages and physical abilities. But it takes more than that,” says Rob Boogmans, and continues: “appropriate instruction and motivation are also to be part of the solution to create long-term effects. Research indicates that having digital or physical guidance increases exercise effectiveness, persistence and retention.”
Based on these insights, Rob has been instrumental in developing a totally new training concept offering not only new, innovative and patent-pending training equipment, but also support via an app that provides simple instruction and guidance, training programs, challenges and even nutritional advice. This innovative, three-layer solution also offers the possibility of connecting with other people in the local community, as well as signing up with local trainers to participate in onsite training. KOMPAN has produced a new, complete solution concept designed to get communities active, resulting in healthier people, stronger communities, and for local authorities – a better local economy.
KOMPAN just launched this new concept and large cities around the world are already showing great interest.
Play, movement and health are at the core of KOMPAN’s DNA. For over 45 years KOMPAN has been designing unique play solutions for its customers. It has always been KOMPAN’s wish that, as children and adolescents evolve into adulthood, they preserve the joy and health benefits of movement. With healthy and happy adults as role models, the children of the future will be all the more likely to follow their lead – creating an ongoing legacy of movement. KOMPAN’s mission is for all people and communities to enjoy the benefits of play and movement.