Fitness

Obstacle Courses

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Obstacle Courses

Fitness for All

Over the years we have started to lead a more sedentary lifestyle with screens and technology taking over from exercise and physical movement. Our bodies are no longer used to activities such as running, crawling and climbing and in a bid to change this we have introduced our range of Obstacle Courses which bring us back to our roots as they encourage us to move by running, crawling and climbing.

When choosing equipment from this range of units ensure you select equipment that will offer a variety of exercises and encourage movement in the legs and arms.

Obstacle Courses - designed for all ages and abilities and the only aim is to complete the course!

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Obstacle Courses

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Obstacle Courses Questions

How do I decide on what equipment we need?

Our sales managers can advise you on what works best for your needs and remember to try cover the basic exercises of balance, climbing, jumping and overhead exercises.

How many can use the units at a time?

Obstacle courses are designed so many users can participate at the same time - agree on direction and stagger start times and everyone can benefit from exercising in the outdoors!

Can one person on their own use these units?

Training on your own is possible and you can set yourself targets regarding times and how many circuits but sometimes it is easier to motivate yourself to train if you are part of a group - obstacle courses can help improve fitness while socialising with friends.

Do you have to be part of a team or club to take part?

Of course you can set your own individual challenge, but exercise is generally more enjoyable when it is shared with others.

What are the benefits of outdoor obstacle course equipment?

PHYSICAL BENEFITS

Strength: The varied nature of obstacle course equipment means that by the end of the activity, users should have received a well-rounded, full-body workout. The compound movements required to tackle obstacles such as rope walls and jump pods provide a fantastic way to improve overall strength.

Endurance: Outdoor obstacle course equipment offers a great opportunity for users to improve their endurance levels. The various tasks faced along an obstacle course require both physical and mental stamina, making them incredibly demanding on the user. Varying climates can add an additional level of challenge - from cold, blustery winds to hot, sweaty sunshine. Designed to push users to their limits, obstacle courses can help people realise just how much they can endure.

Agility: One of the most exciting parts of an obstacle course is that participants rarely know what to expect. Obstacle course parts can vary greatly, from hurdles to overhead ladders, meaning that users need to think on their feet. This helps to improve both physical and mental agility. As agility increases, users should be able to overcome challenges more efficiently - both on and off the obstacle course.

COGNITIVE BENEFITS

Confidence: There has been extensive research into the impact of exercise on confidence, with studies documenting that physical activity links to higher self-esteem. Obstacle course equipment offers a fun exercise activity that encourages users to work their bodies and brains to overcome challenges, creating a sense of achievement. As users progress with their fitness they should be able to complete obstacle courses faster and more efficiently, which can deliver a fantastic confidence boost.

Problem-Solving: One of the most interesting features of an obstacle course is that there may be more than one way to overcome each challenge. The ambiguity of certain obstacle course parts means that users are encouraged to think of creative solutions to progress, improving their problem-solving skills.

SOCIAL BENEFITS

Team Building: Outdoor obstacle course equipment provides fun and exciting opportunities for group exercise. A key feature of obstacle courses is that they offer a wide selection of challenges, meaning that while one user is jumping over hurdles, another may be shimmying over a balance beam. Depending on ability, users may require assistance from peers to overcome certain obstacle course parts. Completing an obstacle course challenge as a group can help encourage team building and community spirit between friends, colleagues, or even strangers. Obstacle courses can also encourage healthy competition between peers - especially with the addition of an outdoor gym timer.

How to choose the right obstacle course parts for your setting

Who is it for?: Firstly, who is the equipment for? A fitness site designed for professional athletes is bound to feature different obstacle course parts to an active ageing site for the elderly. Plan your design around your users, considering what their goals are and how your obstacle course equipment can help them achieve these goals. Building an obstacle course for adults in their 20s who wish to improve overall strength? Select equipment that requires compound movements, such as vertical walls and hurdles. Installing outdoor exercise equipment for a retirement village that wants to support mobility? Try balance-based obstacles, for example a surface challenge. KOMPAN’s extensive range of outdoor fitness equipment enables you to easily craft a bespoke obstacle course that fits your users’ requirements.

Where will it be installed?: Another consideration is whether you will be installing obstacle course equipment inside or outside. While all equipment needs to be constructed in a way that is safe and supportive for the user, indoor obstacle courses are protected from the elements and do not necessarily need to be weather-proof. However, due to its large size most obstacle course equipment is designed for outdoor use. As such, it’s vital that the equipment you install can withstand harsh climates! All KOMPAN fitness equipment is built with robust, hardwearing materials that are designed to last the long haul - whether you’re installing a course in the North Pole or the Sahara Desert.

Looking to install outdoor obstacle course equipment?

Installing outdoor obstacle course equipment is a great way to provide an engaging and challenging workout for your community. Obstacle courses can help users build physical and cognitive strength, improve endurance, and re-connect with the natural movements human bodies were once so used to doing.

If you want to learn more about our outdoor fitness offering - including obstacle courses, outdoor calisthenics equipment, cardiovascular equipment and outdoor weightlifting equipment - then give us a call on 01908 201002. Our expert team would love to have a chat!

If you want to learn more about our outdoor fitness offering - including obstacle courses, outdoor calisthenics equipment, cardiovascular equipment and outdoor weightlifting equipment - then give us a call on 01908 201002. Our expert team would love to have a chat!

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