Robinia timber outdoor fitness equipment by KOMPAN
Are you looking to create a wooden outdoor gym that’s suitable for most workout disciplines and attracts users from all age groups and backgrounds?
Robina wood is one of most suitable wood types for outdoor fitness zones, as this type of wood has its own natural preservatives and oils, making it highly resistant to the heavy impact of the outdoor elements. This ensures that your wooden outdoor gym is not only highly functional and visually appealing, but that it also maintains that great look for years to come. Because of its durability and high resistance, our wooden outdoor fitness equipment made from Robinia is close to being maintenance-free and can last for many years in the outdoors regardless of the climate which is important in Ireland where the changeable climate is often wet and damp.
Our portfolio includes wooden outdoor gym equipment from two fitness disciplines that have been popular since the ‘70s and ‘80s – namely Street Workout and Obstacle Courses. Throughout the years, the typical equipment for these disciplines has been known for having an urban steel look. But with KOMPAN’s Robinia Fitness line, we have made those products available in wood, making it possible to fit your favorite street workout and obstacle course equipment into a nature-inspired outdoor fitness zone.
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High-quality wooden outdoor gym equipment
Attracted by the fresh air, beautiful natural surroundings and the opportunity to work out, people across the world are moving outside to be active. Regardless of whether you want your wooden exercise equipment to fit into a natural environment or want to bring nature into an urban environment, Robinia wood is the right choice for such equipment. Robinia wood is a very strong and long-lasting material with a very high level of natural oils. For this reason, Robinia wood makes for very durable exercise equipment which are close to maintenance-free and able to last for many years even in the wet and cold climate in Ireland.
Today, we produce two of our outdoor fitness equipment product lines in wood comparable to equipment you would find indoors - Obstacle Courses and Street Workout. The Obstacle Course is designed to bring joy to people of all ages and abilities. It challenges and develops both mental and physical strength. Scalable difficulty levels make it work for everyone regardless of fitness levels. One obstacle course, one objective - but many routes to get there. The Double Overhead Ladder, more commonly known as ""The Monkey Bars"" is a popular challenge on the Obstacle Course, due to the various exercises it offers. Besides from the climbing, it also offers space for 8 people to perform pull-up exercises or to attach suspension trainers for a full-body workout.
The Street Workout line of products offers a comprehensive fitness system based on Calisthenics. These products provide a huge degree of flexibility in every piece of equipment, but the bigger the setup, the greater the opportunities. Street workout equipment is also ideal for ‘pop-in’ exercises, although it doesn't take much planning to create a complete circuit training session.
Sustainable and certified wooden outdoor equipment
The Robinia wood and pine harvested for our products come from sustainable forestry. This means that the wood used is bred for harvesting and planting and harvesting is carefully controlled. You can read more on our sustainability here. Additionally, at KOMPAN, we use wood from FSC-certified sources.
Customise your wooden outdoor fitness zone
Every customer has different needs and our aim is to provide a solution that meets your requirements and budget. Because of that, all of our products can be customised to fit perfectly within your scope. Our design team can provide detailed plans and product specifications to help you decide on your preferred units. Contact our design team based in Galway to further discuss your options or to arrange a site meeting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do outdoor gyms work?
While many outdoor facilities are promoted as gyms, they do not provide weight or resistance training equipment but rather focus on improving mobility. This main distinction has created a negative image on the idea of outdoor gyms, portraying them as ineffective, at least compared to indoor gyms. However, KOMPAN has developed true outdoor fitness equipment that is suitable for both high-volume calisthenics and weight training. And the latest addition to our product line is those very same products made out of durable and long-lasting Robinia wood. Additionally, outdoor gyms provide the benefit of being in nature and enjoying fresh air, in contrast to enclosed - and sometimes crowded - spaces like indoor gyms.
Is wood a good material for outdoor fitness equipment?
As a general rule, many durable hardwood types are great for outdoor fitness equipment. However, through research and more than 50 years of experience, we have found Robinia wood to be one of the most durable wood materials for most types of outdoor equipment, which is also confirmed by external research. We use Robinia wood throughout all our product series - such as our natural playground equipment - on thousands of projects around the globe, all of which ensures that this is a quality material. Other than the natural look and feel, Robinia wood is also often chosen for being a very strong and long-lasting material, with a very high level of natural oils. Thus, Robinia wood makes very durable fitness areas which are close to maintenance-free and able to last for many years.