PLAY FITNESS BLOG

Introducing the Mini Ninja Fitness

In 2015 Play Fitness ran a competition for school pupils to design their perfect outdoor fitness area. The winning pupils design won a Trim Trail for their school. Whilst we were deciding on a winner, we noticed a familiar pattern in the entries. They were Ninja assault courses, many in the style of the popular TV […]

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Cricketer on hand for Outdoor Gym grand opening.

Durham County Cricket Club batsmen Will Smith visited St Cuthbert’s Primary School in Chester-le-Street and officially opened their new outdoor gym. St Cuthbert’s RC, situated less than a mile away from Emirates Riverside, have funded the gymnasium with a £10,000 Lottery Award and £5,000 raised by their parent teacher group. Smith took time out of […]

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Case Study – Ridgeway Primary School, South Shields.

Play Fitness were contacted by Michael McCarthy, the Head Teacher at Ridgeway Primary regarding updating their school yard with some outdoor exercise equipment for KS2 pupils. We set up a meeting, where we discussed what type of needs the school had. They discussed that an average class size was 30 so would like at least […]

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Can Exergaming in school’s help tackle childhood obesity?

Most of us are now aware that childhood obesity is a global epidemic. Overweight children are likely to become obese adults who could develop health issues such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a young age. As these diseases are largely preventable –  the prevention of childhood obesity should be high priority! The growing epidemic […]

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Child Obesity is a ‘National Emergency’!

At Play Fitness our strap line is ACTIVism starts YOUNG. Activism ‘the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change.’ We are pushing this agenda! We will soon be setting ourselves as a company a challenge, a target, a mission to get more young people more active and making […]

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