The Federation is pleased to announce members can now benefit from specially discounted rates on a range of outdoor gym equipment for their tenants.
The benefits of outdoor gyms for housing associations
Outdoor gyms are a fantastic method of bringing accessible, safe and easy to use fitness equipment to people’s doorsteps.
Enjoyed by people of all ages, outdoor gyms help to:
- Improve health and fitness
- Increase community cohesion
- Reduce anti social behaviour.
To help its members achieve their goals of creating more active and healthy communities, the National Housing Federation is pleased to announce that exclusive discounts on outdoor gyms are available for all Federation members.
The Great Outdoor Gym Company (TGO), a leading name in outdoor gym provision, is offering discounted rates to Federation members on TGO’s new British made range of outdoor gym packages. This includes London 2012 branded gyms delivered by TGO on behalf of Tier One Olympic sponsor adidas.
For operators of housing developments, TGO gyms are:
- Low maintenance, reliable facilities
- Can be sited in a variety of outdoor spaces
- Have an anti vandal spec and have been rigorously tested.
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How outdoor gyms can help housing association tenants
With rising obesity levels and the Olympics on its way, outdoor gyms are a proven way to help individuals lead more active and healthy lives and break down the barriers to fitness.
The gyms are installed in a similar way to playgrounds and represent an excellent use of available green spaces. TGO’s gyms are installed outdoors, weatherproof, extremely robust and replicate an indoor gym with a range of easy to use cardiovascular, strength and tone equipment. Most importantly, they are free to use by anyone.
Outdoor gyms offer Federation members a facility that can help create healthier lifestyles and more cohesive communities.
Statistics have shown outdoor gyms appeal to a wide range of users from the most inactive groups to the fittest. Camden NHS for example, who installed 8 gyms, showed that 26% of their TGO gym users were previously inactive.
TGO gyms have also been used by the police as a crime diversionary activity for antisocial behaviour. Strathclyde police, who installed a TGO gym back in 2007, saw an 8% reduction in crime in the estate where the outdoor gym was installed as part of a range of schemes and activities.
To see the full range of gym equipment available and pricing details please download the full TGO brochure.
Experience to date
TGO has previously worked with Councils, Primary Care Trusts and National Health Services to install gyms in over 250 parks and open spaces throughout the UK.
TGO is partners with sportswear giant adidas. Together they created the London 2012 Olympic branded sports and fitness spaces called adizones. Federation members can now access exclusive discounts on adiZones, giving members a piece of the Olympics in the heart of their communities.
TGO has installed 55 adiZones nationally so far through a programme which has been evaluated by global measurement company – Nielson. Their surveys showed that the adiZone appealed to a wide range of people and that 76% of the young people interviewed were more active as a result of it.
Through the specially negotiated discounts, Federation members will now be able to access exclusive discounts on adiZones as well TGO’s other outdoor gym packages.
How do I get the discounted rates?
For Federation members to take advantage of these exclusive offers please phone the Great Outdoor Gym Company on 020 7450 4854 and quote the reference NHF/TGO gym or email Matt Delaney at email@example.com.