Health Loop Outdoor Gym Offers Exciting and Fun Way to Exercise

Rethinking public outdoor gyms, Alastair Warren has come up with Health Loop. Public outdoor gyms are actually gaining popularity by days but still avoided by many. Health Loop offers a set of gym equipment that features simple, light-hearted, yet slightly curious design, perfect for dense urban areas. It has a water fountain, a stretching station, and signage at the entrance, the overall appearance invites passers-by to stop for a moment, observe, and maybe, just maybe, consider using it.

This project was born out of the global need to be more physically active. Nowadays, our physical inactivity is a bit alarming where children born today in many developed/developing countries are expected to die 5 years younger than their parents due to the lack of physical activity. Even though outdoor gyms are implemented worldwide, unfortunately, they are unused by inactive people, due to 3 reasons: intimidation, lack of understanding, and a lack of enjoyment. Health Loop offers easy steps forward for these people in their fitness, it has 6 pairs of stations that have been designed to be approachable, understandable, and fun.

Designer : Alastair Warren

Health Loop Outdoor Gym by Alastair Warren

Health Loop Outdoor Gym by Alastair Warren

The first step is to eliminate the intimidation, as this is a huge barrier for people who don’t consider themselves to be in good shape. The balance station is nearest the entrance, the design pokes curiosity, at closer look, people can find a friendly sign and handles that want to be held. By stepping on the board, the sign comes to life: “Lean right”, “Lean left”, “Accuracy!”, and after 90 seconds, it will display “Top Work!”.

All this outdoor gym equipment have been designed to be less intimidating, there are no pull-up bars, jumping blocks, or heavy weights. All difficulty settings are concealed, by using interactive display, every user’s attention is intentionally kept on themselves. Since Health Loop only has 6 stations with simple and clear instructions through a digital screen, it would be really approachable for all people. Each station is designed to give you short game-like challenges, thus, making the exercises interesting and fun.

Health Loop Outdoor Gym by Alastair Warren

Health Loop Outdoor Gym by Alastair Warren

Health Loop Outdoor Gym by Alastair Warren

Health Loop Outdoor Gym by Alastair Warren


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