PLAY FITNESS BLOG

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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Fun Fitness for the Whole Community

We are excited to share our most recent development of outdoor exercise equipment – The Ninja Fitness Zone – it is Play Fitness’s response to the fast-growing area of multi generational play. Play Fitness’s passion lies with tackling obesity and our mission is to engage with communities to help them become active. At the start […]

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Outdoor Gyms – The perfect solution for Primary Schools.

Recently the government have been making plans to help tackle the childhood obesity crisis. They have already placed a new tax on sugary drinks, limited the number of takeaways around schools and planned to encourage manufacturers to reduce the size of chocolate bars. Although they cannot tackle this problem alone, so have pledged to parents […]

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