Outdoor Obstacle Course Equipment
Once upon a time, physical activity was a vital part of human life. We relied upon a variety of movements - including running, walking, crawling, and climbing - to accomplish basic tasks. Today, the sedentary lifestyle of modern society means that we no longer use our bodies the way our ancestors once did. KOMPAN offers a range of outdoor gym equipment that encourages natural bodily movement, helping users reconnect with their primal instincts and improving physical fitness. Our outdoor obstacle courses offer fun and effective exercise opportunities for parks, recreational areas, and professional fitness institutions across the UK.
Obstacle courses for adults have risen in popularity since the early 2000s, with many exercisers now turning to obstacle courses for an effective, versatile workout. From woodland trails to urban circuits, obstacle course equipment can be found in communities across the UK.
WHAT IS AN OBSTACLE COURSE?
An obstacle course is a combination of individual obstacles that target various parts of the human body, resulting in a well-rounded physical and cognitive challenge that can help improve strength, speed, agility, and confidence.
Various forms of obstacle training have been recorded throughout history. However, the first appearance of a permanent, set obstacle course can be traced back to the French navy in the early 20th century. In preparation for battle, soldiers trained on a ‘parcours du combattant’ to improve their physical and cognitive endurance. Troops had to overcome outdoor obstacle course equipment such as ropes, walls, and balance beams. This training technique was soon picked up by the US military, who developed their own obstacle course parts to be used by their armies throughout both world wars.
Years have passed since then, but the fact remains the same – obstacle course equipment provides an effective challenge that can improve both physical and cognitive strength.