Kickstarting Healthy Lifestyles
BETTER HEALTH = HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES & A BETTER WAY OF LIFE
BETTER HEALTH = HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES & A BETTER WAY OF LIFE
The Public Fitness Playground Program helps to build stronger communities by advancing athletic and health conscious play through outdoor fitness equipment, playgrounds, research, programs and partnerships.
‘PFPP’ is a Public Benefit Corporation and a Social Enterprise. We were built to infuse a free outdoor fitness opportunity into our everyday lives. This is done with the combination of inspired physical, mental, educational and enlightened fitness options to all...
We Identify with the benefits of outdoor exercise and how to ensure that societal spaces offer the tools for a well-rounded workout. A diverse outdoor recreation system contributes to the community in many ways by providing a free and high-quality fitness option for the life of residents in any economy!
'The World is a Playground. We knew that when we were kids. Yet somewhere along the way.
We Forgot It....
With increasing urbanization, communities are continuously seeking for new ways to provide outdoor spaces and activities to residents; and outdoor exercise equipment is one amazing ideal…
Adult Public Fitness Playgrounds and Children Playgrounds can be located at any new, existing, public, private, commercial, residential and business properties. And of course, parks and recreation recourse.
PFPP and our alliance strives to gift a choice to exercise, while enjoying natural and designed landscapes in an open-air environment. Well-defined and innovative outdoor fitness equipment and playgrounds, will serve a varied range of users and contributes to the overall health of the population.
This movement is vital! So here we go…
The addition of nature and fresh air helps make exercising fun and therefore more effective. Combining outdoor exercise, natural light and sensory stimulation reduces stress and encourage healthy behaviors.
Most of the clients' equipment used in Public Fitness Playgrounds requires no electricity, is low maintenance, and uses very little human resources. While burning off calories, some systems use technology that harvests all that people power, and converts it into useable electricity. A majority of the materials used in their construction, including aluminum, steel, and sustainable plastics; are recyclable. The minimal impact on the natural environment is attractive to the developer, the funder, and the end user. Many participants may link positive environmental contribution, with greater enjoyment of exercise.
People who use Public Fitness Playgrounds often socialize while exercising, strengthening community and interpersonal relationships. These relationships may then support increased use, as participants more readily interact with each other while offering encouragement, motivation, and support.
Though there are numerous indoor fitness options, they can be costly and inconvenient. Public Fitness Playgrounds can remove these barriers, which is especially attractive in lower income neighborhoods. In fact, residents of high-poverty counties in the U.S. have obesity rates 145% greater than those in wealthy counties. By increasing the number of Public Fitness Playgrounds available, there is an increased likelihood of creating positive change in overall fitness and health.
Regular physical activity is essential to health and longevity. Many people report preferring exercising outdoors, which may also have a greater effect on mental and physical well-being. Outdoor exercise is also rated as being more restorative compared to indoors since natural environments reduce emotional and physiological stress. Exercising outdoors provides all the physical benefits of indoor exercise (blood flow, improved cardiovascular health, improved strength, flexibility, endurance, etc.) and can also provide vital exposure to sunlight that increases important levels of vitamin D, unlike indoor exercise.
Public Fitness Playgrounds provide additional opportunities for adults to recreate and participate in physical activity outdoors. People who exercise regularly may be attracted to these new outdoor locations, and create a true fitness “destination” within a neighborhood. This may also help attract more non-users to the new and popular destination.
Trainers who wish to provide fitness classes in outdoor environments can generate revenue from attendees, with no cost to rent the work-out space. Trainers can provide organized classes with an alternate environment, instead of the typical indoor gym setting.
Public Fitness Playgrounds are ideal locations for people with physically demanding jobs to augment their training. Firefighters, police teams, and college athletes, among others can benefit from the “real world” environment, and the ability to set up training exercises in adverse weather.
Public Fitness Playgrounds promote growth in a healthy community. These playgrounds attract health conscious people to a neighborhood and can often influence the behavior of non-exercisers, expanding the benefits associated with regular exercise to a greater number of people.
PFPP hopes that COVID-19 will be eradicated swiftly and cause no-more-harm to the public. In the meantime, the CDC recommends using diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, or most common EPA-registered household disinfectants. Household bleach will be effective against corona viruses, when properly diluted. To dilute, please follow these instructions. Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
– 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water or
– 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
– Rinse your equipment and let it completely dry before allowing it to be used by children or adults.
– Check to ensure all products are not past their expiration dates. Expired products will not disinfect properly.
– Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser!
PLEASE NOTE: mixing ammonia and household bleach produces a toxic gas called chloramine which causes shortness of breath and chest pains.. Using the above CDC recommended solutions will not harm your Miracle equipment and your warranty will remain for its duration. Together, with mindful prevention, we can help stem the spread of COVID-19.
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