Webinars: Play & Fitness – Getting It Right

KOMPAN experts present six webinar topics over consecutive days, opening eyes and minds to how to get the most out of investing in playgrounds and outdoor fitness areas. The first webinar is this Monday, March 30th. Sign up now for the topic, or topics, that most appeal. The webinars, listed below, are presented in English. 

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6 Tips For Designing Inclusive Playgrounds

March 30, 05:00 CET - Sign Up Here

March 30, 15:00 CET - Sign Up Here

How can communities best accommodate for play for children and families with disabilities, without disproportionate costs? How can communities meet children’s needs for thrill and physical activity in playgrounds without excluding users with disabilities? Join this seminar to get answers and learn 6 important design principles when planning play for all.

Duration: 30 min.

Presented by Jeanette Fich Jespersen

 

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How To Create Great Outdoor Fitness Spaces

April 2, 05:00 CET - Sign Up Here

April 2, 15:00 CET - Sign Up Here

Outdoor Fitness has gone through a tremendous development since it was introduced in the 2000s. Thousands of outdoor fitness sites have been created. Some locations are being used very well, yet most locations are used too little. In this webinar you will learn what needs to be considered when planning a fitness site in the public space and how you can create a fitness site, which will be used by people of all ages and abilities.

Duration: 30 min.

Presented by Rob Boogmans

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Tips On Promoting Active Ageing In The Outdoors

March 31, 05:00 CET - Sign Up Here

March 31, 15:00 CET - Sign Up Here

With aging follows a physiological decline and increased risk of life-style-related diseases and falling, but this can to a large extent be postponed or reduced through exercise.

In this webinar, you will learn about what recent studies say about healthy aging, why seniors need to be taken into consideration when planning a public fitness site, and what needs to be considered when planning a fitness site for seniors.

Duration: 45 min.

Presented by Morten Zacho and Rob Boogmans

 

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10 Tips For Active Early Childhood Playgrounds

April 3, 05:00 CET - Sign Up Here

April 3, 11:00 CET - Sign Up Here

180 minutes physical, non-sedentary activity a day. This is the new 2019 minimum recommendation from the World Health Organization for children under 5 years. The recommendation also prescribes play as the main physical activity for toddlers. Join this webinar to learn 10 rules of attraction, retention and development in activity-inspiring playground designs for children from 1-5 years.

Duration: 30 min.

Presented by Jeanette Fich Jespersen

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10 Tips For Physical Activity In School Age Playgrounds

April 1, 05:00 CET - Sign Up Here

April 1, 15:00 CET - Sign Up Here

A minimum of 60 minutes a day physical activity for children from 6-12 years. And the primary physical activity is play. That is the recommendation of the World Health Association. Most 6-12 year-olds struggle to meet the minimum requirement. Join this webinar to learn 10 points to consider to make your next playground design unique in attraction, retention and fun physical play activity for 6-12 year-olds.

Duration: 30 min.

Presented by Jeanette Fich Jespersen

 

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Get People Active With Effective Outdoor Fitness

April 6, 05:00 CET - Sign Up Here

April 6, 15:00 CET - Sign Up Here

In this webinar you will hear about the difference between effective and ineffective outdoor exercise equipment and why KOMPANs new concept for cardio training increases user engagement, site effectiveness, and public health outcome.

Duration: 30 min.

Presented by Morten Zacho and Rob Boogmans

 

 

Meet the presenters

 

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Jeanette Fich Jespersen

Head of KOMPAN Play Institute

Jeanette has 20 years’ experience in researching, developing and advocating playground play and has served on the scientific and organizing boards on several international conferences on child friendly city planning. She has authored numerous white papers and articles on the topics of inclusive and universal design, play and child development, and play rights in a globalizing world.

Jeanette is an MA of philology and has teaching and research experience from universities and colleges in Germany and Denmark. She is the vice president of the European Network for Child Friendly Cities. She is the vice president of the International Play Association, Denmark. She is a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Sports and Learning at the University of Southern Denmark. 

 

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Morten Zacho

Senior Manager, KOMPAN Fitness Institute

Morten is Teaching Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark in the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics.

He also manages the KOMPAN Fitness Institute with great focus on implementing knowledge, trends, scientific research and functional tests in the innovation of new outdoor fitness.

Previously, Morten has worked at international recognized research institutions and has co-authorship on 17 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

 

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Rob Boogmans

Sales Director, KOMPAN Fitness

Rob is educated as Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer, and he has more than 20 years of experience in fitness.

He has been a pioneer in outdoor fitness since 2008 when he founded Standing-Strong Outdoor Fitness. Standing-Strong was the first company to introduce adjustable and functional training in the outdoor environment. By 2010 Standing-Strong was market leader in outdoor fitness in Benelux and had multiple patented solutions.

In 2014 Standing-Strong was taken over by KOMPAN and in 2015 Rob Boogmans joined KOMPAN to start the KOMPAN Fitness Institute and develop the new outdoor fitness product lines. Since 2015 KOMPAN has created more than 1000 new outdoor fitness sites and is widely recognized as the most innovative and professional company in outdoor fitness.

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