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9 Outdoor Gym Ideas for Your Members to Enjoy Workouts All Summer Long

Outdoor gym fitness

As the summer season approaches, fitness enthusiasts are looking for ways to embrace outdoor workouts while still enjoying the benefits of their hybrid gym experience. It’s why encouraging your members to build an outdoor gym is the perfect solution because it allows them to stay active in the fresh air and sunshine while also sticking to their fitness goals. In this blog post, we’ll explore the concept of an outdoor gym, discuss why it is beneficial for your hybrid gym clients, and provide 9 essential considerations to share with them before they embark on building their own outdoor fitness space. Let’s dive

What is an outdoor gym? 

An outdoor gym is a designated fitness area that combines the advantages of indoor gyms with the exhilaration of exercising in an open-air environment. It offers a unique blend of natural surroundings and purpose-built exercise equipment, creating a refreshing and invigorating fitness experience for your clients. 

Why your hybrid gym clients need an outdoor gym 

There are many benefits to an outdoor gym and encouraging clients to build one can help mitigate any plateau in their fitness journey. Not only will it keep your members active but there’s a few other great benefits too:

Embracing nature: Outdoor workouts allow your clients to connect with nature, breathe fresh air, and enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.

Vitamin D boost: Exercising outdoors exposes your clients to sunlight, which helps their bodies produce vitamin D, essential for bone health and overall well-being.

Variety and fun: Outdoor workouts provide a change of scenery and a break from the monotony of indoor gym routines, making exercise more enjoyable and engaging.

Physical and mental well-being: Being in nature has been shown to reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance overall mental and emotional well-being.

Try encouraging your members to build an outdoor gyms in your next email newsletter.

9 Things for members to consider before building an outdoor gym

Helping your members understand the benefits of an outdoor gym and what they need to build one, is key to helping them enjoy your hybrid gym’s classes all summer long. Try printing out this list of 9 easy steps for them to consider before building an outdoor gym this summer.

1. Shelter

Encourage your clients to consider providing an overhead covering, such as a retractable awning or a dedicated roof structure, to protect them from rain or excessive sunlight during their outdoor workout. .

2. Permanent or temporary

It’s important to consider whether their outdoor will be a permanent fixture or a temporary setup, as this will influence the construction materials and level of investment required.

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3. Weatherproof equipment

Encourage your clients to Invest in durable fitness equipment designed to withstand various weather conditions, ensuring safety and longevity.

4. Insulation

For colder climates, or if your members’ are planning a more permanent structure, encourage them to incorporate insulation into their outdoor gym design to maintain a comfortable temperature all year long.

5. Air Conditioning

It’s important to have members consider Installing air conditioning or fans in their outdoor gym to enhance comfort during hot summer days. It ensures they can exercise without discomfort from excessive heat.

6. Flooring: Choose

Encourage the use of  slip-resistant, weather-resistant flooring options like rubber flooring or interlocking tiles that provide stability and cushioning during workouts.

7. Size

Remind your clients to plan out the layout of their outdoor gym to accommodate various workout stations and equipment, ensuring ample space for diverse training programs.

8. Electronics

Encourage your members to integrate power outlets for music systems, lighting, and charging stations, creating a tech-friendly environment that enhances the overall workout experience.

9. Security

Finally, it’s important to encourage clients to Implement security measures like surveillance cameras, proper lighting, and secure storage options to protect valuable equipment and provide a safe workout environment.

Having your members considering these 9 steps will make building an outdoor gym worthwhile and beneficial to their fitness goals. 

Ask Your Members to Take Selfies

Encourage your members to capture their outdoor workout experiences by taking selfies in the scenic outdoor gym area. This not only promotes engagement and community building but also showcases the unique benefits of your hybrid gym.

Additionally, encouraging your members to take selfies allows them to document their fitness journey. Glofox can streamline your operations, allowing you to seamlessly manage your hybrid class schedules and engage with your members. Help your members embrace the beauty of outdoor workouts and provide your clients with an exceptional fitness experience that extends beyond the walls of your gym with the help of Glofox. Book your free demo to learn how to get started today. 

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