Customers buy and install outdoor fitness sites with the best intentions; to promote public health, but as many suppliers' equipment looks the same, they count the kit rather than make the kit count.
Councils are spending money on kit that looks the part, but there is one BIG problem, it’s FAKE FITNESS.
“Equipment or concepts that present themselves as effective training options but do not result in any meaningful physiological effect. For example in the form of cardio or strength training equipment that takes design inspiration from indoor fitness equipment, but is constructed without the same options for adjusting resistance or workload.”
KOMPAN uses science, with testing in exercise laboratories, and on site testing to verify that we create equipment which is equally as good as or better than what we know from indoor fitness, and with the durability to withstand all the challenges of an outdoor environment.
At KOMPAN, we take great pride in designing and testing our products so they actually have the physiological effects that are associated with the benefits of doing exercise. Take our new cross trainer, we took it into the laboratory where we tested it with scientific methods. We measured heart rate and oxygen intake, all the way from low intensity to very high intensity, plus we stress tested the equipment for resistance to vandalism.
Senior Manager, KOMPAN Fitness Institute
Morten is Teaching Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark in the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics. He also manages the KOMPAN Fitness Institute with great focus on implementing knowledge, trends, scientific research and functional tests in the innovation of new outdoor fitness. Previously, Morten has worked at international recognized research institutions and has co-authorship on 17 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Sales Director, KOMPAN Fitness
Rob is educated as Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer, and he has more than 20 years of experience in fitness. In 2008 he founded Standing-Strong Outdoor Fitness, the first company to introduce adjustable and functional training in the outdoor environment. By 2010 Standing-Strong was market leader and in 2014 Standing-Strong was taken over by KOMPAN and in 2015 Rob Boogmans joined KOMPAN to start the KOMPAN Fitness Institute and develop the new outdoor fitness product lines.
KOMPAN Outdoor Fitness is a free app helping people train in the outdoors.
Are you looking for a great place to work out in the outdoors? Are you wondering how to use specific equipment? Or do you have trouble putting together a workout programme?
Specially designed for the users of KOMPAN outdoor fitness, it requires no sign-up, and makes getting started quick and easy. The simple user interface makes it an easy app to navigate - finding exercises, video demonstrations, and workouts for different needs and goals.
Available to download today from the AppStore or Google Play.
We have nearly 50 years of experience, and will support you throughout the project.