Outdoor sports are for all times and ages. Think of the former jogging tracks and equipment that ‘trimers’ and runners could use. These jogging tracks have practically disappeared, but the need for outdoor sports remains, given the increasing numbers of runners, young people who like to play soccer or exercise outdoors, and seniors who want to stay fit and vital. The desire for outdoor sports is increasing, but preferably under supervision and in a group.
Fitness equipment in public spaces can serve several purposes at the same time: by placing fitness equipment in a public place, the municipality or other authorities keep their residents healthy and vital while reducing healthcare costs.
Another advantage is that this way of exercising is cheaper and therefore also affordable for an economically weaker group. By placing the equipment in public space, the sports area could also serve as a meeting place for the users and positively influence social cohesion.