We all know that spending more time outside can be beneficial to the health of both adults and children. Now that spring is in full swing, there is no excuse to be cooped up inside a stuffy fitness center or gymnasium.

No Fault Sport Group has just the products needed to make these environments safer, more fun, and more aesthetically pleasing with recreational safety surfacing.

Obstacle Courses

In the past, obstacle courses used to only be found in military boot camps. Nowadays, however, the obstacle course plays the lead role in the television show Ninja Warrior and is what inspired Tough Mudder (a series of muddy obstacle races influenced by British Special Forces training). It’s an aerobic workout like you’ve never experienced, and more difficult courses require endurance training for mastery.

Such obstacle courses are tests of endurance, strength, and sometimes, smarts as participants seek the most efficient way to climb up rope ladders, over walls, and through sludgy mud pits. Participants can add social interaction and a competitive dimension to the fun by timing how long it takes to complete a course.

Nowadays, most outdoor obstacle courses are accessible to the public and appropriate for almost all ages. Obstacle courses are an entertaining way to get the entire family moving. Challenging courses for kids may involve plastic trapeze rings and foam-covered hurdles.

Around the country, several parks departments are hosting organized “challenge course” programs that encourage cooperation and team-building, while obstacle course races such as the Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash are extreme athletic tests of fortitude and stamina.

Public Fitness Zones

Outdoor gyms help you invest in a healthier lifestyle while constructing better parks and stronger communities.

Outdoor gyms help you invest in a healthier lifestyle while constructing better parks and stronger communities.

In this day and age, the public park is more than just merry-go-rounds and slides.

Now, both adults and children can get in shape just by visiting their local park or public green space. Certain parks are even taking up the term “outdoor fitness park” to detail what they provide. Such parks offer exercise equipment placed strategically along jogging paths, allowing users to work on flexibility, muscle tone, and cardio training. Best of all, unlike the local gym, there’s no membership fee!

Free outdoor gyms are coming about in business complexes, public park areas, and residential developments. These “adult playgrounds” have equipment for workouts of all types: stretching/flexibility, cardio-vascular (aerobics), and strength training. They use ADA accessible equipment to make the zone all-inclusive.

All equipment is made to withstand any weather condition and is sturdy. In combination with nearby tennis courts, basketball courts, or jogging trails, fitness zones make outdoor fitness enjoyable for all.

While fitness equipment is stocked with state-of-the-art safety features, public facilities and parks demand that safety surfacing be installed underneath these structures. This can include several different surfaces, but No Fault Safety Surface is the optimal choice because of its poured-in-place, seamless nature.

Are you a born runner? Why settle for a treadmill? Head towards the happy trails outside, decorated in several cities with exercise stations that include pull up bars, traverse rings, and climbing walls, so participants can easily get a full-body workout. Like stationary machines, No Fault Safety Surface is the ideal complement to these climbing walls and walking trails as an impact-absorbing surface. With certifications for fall heights between 4 and 12 feet, No Fault Safety Surface adds the finishing touch to any walking/running area or structure.

No Fault Safety Surface installed around a running track in Rison, Arkansas for Woodlawn School District.

No Fault Safety Surface installed around a running track in Rison, Arkansas for Woodlawn School District.

No Fault Safety Surface on a walking/jogging trail ideal for Public Fitness Zones or CrossFit.

No Fault Safety Surface on a walking/jogging trail ideal for Public Fitness Zones or CrossFit.

Public fitness zones can be wonderful for CrossFit workouts, which include weightlifting, interval training, and more. There is likely already an outdoor boot camp or trailside CrossFit group near you. These social workouts include bodyweight exercises, endurance training, drills, and are incredibly fun. So if you’re searching for the kind of motivation that comes from an outdoor group workout and community spirit, consider getting in the zone!

How No Fault Helps

If you’re constructing a municipal public fitness zone or obstacle course, you may want to think about using a rubber surfacing product like No Fault Safety Surface. It’s a mixture of TPV or EPDM rubber granules to give an aesthetically pleasing top layer and a cushion of recycled shredded rubber. It is poured in place and manufactured on-site, resulting in an impact-absorbing and seamless surface.

Our list of happy customers include recreation and park departments, private and public schools, military and government sites, hotels and resorts, private child care centers (locally owned and corporate franchises), children’s hospitals, homeowners, health clubs, and theme parks.

No Fault rubber safety surfacing products may include unique graphics, designs, and patterns that are only limited to your imagination. From poured-in-place rubber to jogging track surfacing, any outdoor fitness space is enhanced with rubber surfacing products from No Fault Sport Group.

Author Bio

Faith Munsell is an Internet Marketing Assistant with Bizzuka, Inc.