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A sport ring in Heilbronn for exercise and unwinding

Exercise and unwind in the Campus park: The BUGA [Federal horticultural show] Heilbronn has come up with innovative sports facilities under the oldest trees in town, created based on the unusual combination of a gradation tower and calisthenics facilities.

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Fitness in the fresh air - how to make an exercise trail a success

Happily, it seems that in recent years our society has come to realise the importance of exercise when regard to promoting health and well-being. In view of this growing...

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Modernised fitness area in the midst of the Bad Rappenau saline gardens

Since the horticultural show in Bad Rappenau in 2008, the three large park areas, the so-called saline, spa and castle gardens - have become attractive excursion destinations for both young and...

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Saarbrücken skatepark - an area for Olympic demands?

In summer 2020, skateboarding will debut as an Olympic sport at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. There, 40 men and 40 women from all over the world will be vying for gold, silver and bronze medals in the categories...

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What is a pump track? And what is the appropriate strategy to deal with a related project?

There are both private and public pump tracks. They are specially designed circuits for all kinds of cycles and other forms of wheeled equipment. The technique used to master a pump track ‒ the so-called 'pumping' ‒ occurs...

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'Bewegungsplan 2019' – plenty of innovations and information all around contemporary playground and exercise spaces

The now seventh 'Bewegungsplan' seminar organised by Playground@Landscape was held in Fulda in Hessen on 2 and 3 April 2019. Again, more than 170 participants came and used the opportunity to attend the interesting and informative...

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From this summer, it will be possible to enjoy the thrills on Germany's most up-to-date pump track near Bamberg

The small community of Litzendorf led by its mayor, Wolfgang Möhrlein, had long had the desire to install a new leisure attraction. Over months and years, various proposals had been...

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Climbing in the city - planning options

Climbing has been a very popular sport for many years and, thanks to the construction of climbing halls and forests, can now also be practiced outside of mountain areas by city dwellers.

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For one in three families physical activity is something they don’t give enough importance

The "2018 AOK Family Study" shows an increasing trend towards far too less physical activity in families. "Regarding sports and healthy eating habits among children and youngsters, it is the communities which play a key", says Dr. Gerd Landsberg, Managing Director of DStGB, the German Association of Towns and Municipalities. Both an intelligent traffic and road planning as well as a good sports infrastructure can make a significant contribution to promoting physical activity.

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Urban space, participation and parkour - from limited youth project in Gütersloh to largest parkour park in Germany

Have you already heard the term 'parkour'? Or have you perhaps in the past encountered one of its self-assured but unassuming practitioners? Defying gravity, they seem to exhibit supernatural powers as they playfully run up the walls of houses...

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Exercise in the fresh air

The Grossabünt Outdoor Leisure Centre in Liechtenstein's Gamprin is now an attraction richer. The new activity trail with its versatile pieces of fitness equipment offers something for everyone

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A jungle in the midst of the desert wasteland

On a length of a total of approximately 75 metres a jungle-like ropes course meanders from the playground area through the ancient trees of the outdoor pool bathing lawn up to the historic tribune. The outdoor swimming pool of Osnabrück has indeed a lot to offer to both old and young.

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Top figures for FSB

The trade fair duo comprising of FSB and aquanale registered around 26,600 trade visitors - a high level of internationality, good visitor quality, exciting specialised congresses

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The AOK exercise island

Working in collaboration with the operator Olympiapark München GmbH, the Bavarian branch of the German health insurance provider AOK has opened a new 'exercise island' in Munich's Olympiapark.

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Borkum opens new Thalassic fitness course

The urban landscape of Borkum has once again changed: The former "Schiffchenteich", a pond for children to launch their toy boats, and for many years a meeting place located between the beach, tidal island and tennis court-island - was filled in and replaced by some metal and timber constructions which at first glance are eye-catching and rather bizarre.

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Exercise with a difference – trend sports in public areas

Above all during periods of good weather it can be seen in parks, green areas and public places: The interest in trend sports...

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Cities as habitats of the future

The creation of exercise spaces and attractive open areas in cities and towns is a subject that is being increasingly covered in the media and specialist publications and is now focussed on in public debate....

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Climbing as in the Palatine Forest

A challenge for everyone – alla hopp (alley oop!) in Deidesheim

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Does every local community need an outdoor fitness park?

The arguments for and against – more for than against or less for and more against? A discussion with Steffen Strasser (Head of the Exercise Park Group BSFH) and Professor Robin Kähler (dvs e.V.).

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Calisthenics Parks – The renaissance of chin-up bars

Some of us will remember the "fitness trails" created in the 1970s. Based on the so-called "keep fit" action, communities installed outdoor fitness studios open to the general public and located at the edge of town, in local recreation areas or city parks and woods.

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Local sport group and local authority collaborate on fitness trail

Cottbus is a town in Germany located on the River Spree to the south west of Berlin. It already possessed a much frequented jogging track that runs along the bank of the river. With the...

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A basic right to exercise?

"From sport to sportivity" is a trend identified in a survey undertaken by the German future research institute 'zukunfts|institut' (source: "Sportivity, Die Zukunft des Sports - Zukunftsinstitut GmbH, May 2014; p.8). The institute claims in its report: "In future...

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A skate park with the necessary 'flow' in Oberhausen

As part of its Emscherkunst 2013 art project, the German water management association Emschergenossenschaft commissioned the construction of a youth centre in Oberhausen-Holten called Play_Land.

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A skate park for Bremerhaven!

When Bremerhaven's mayor, Melf Grantz, and the head of municipal planning, Dr. Jeanne-Marie Ehbauer, cut the site ribbon on December 6, 2014, the moment had finally come for which the approximately 50 children and youths present had for months been waiting. They could now use the new skateboard and BMX park.

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Something is going on in Austria

These days, fitness parks are no longer considered a rarity. Manufacturers of all kinds of fitness equipment systems have established themselves in this market and are offering a wide range of options, tailor-made concepts and customised solutions to both, decision makers and users.

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Obstacle course: live out something a bit different

The sport, parkour, is defined as “efficient, fast and elegant movement through mostly urban areas without the support of aids”. It is the athlete’s (also referred to as “traceur” in technical terms) goal, within the bounds of his or her abilities, to use the structural or natural surroundings as creatively and interactively as possible

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Fitness facilities in the urban environment

In every town, in every community, they're out and about: fitness junkies, joggers, cyclists and Nordic walkers, all yearning for movement, physical fitness and spiritual diversion and driven by the urge to remain fit and healthy in old age. But do such people also use other sports and fitness offerings in the public sphere?

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Dumbbells are a thing of the past – Calisthenics: the trendy street workout sport

Calisthenics is a blend of endurance, power and general body control. It is impressive to watch and incredibly energy-sapping. The word calisthenics comes from the ancient Greek words kalos, which means "beauty", and sthenos, meaning "strength", and describes this hot new sport very well.

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Pump track – the sports and playground for cyclists

Bikepark in Zürich is the flagship for public bike facilities. In terms of its size, the numerous combined elements, its central location and its budget, Bikepark surpasses all facilities that have been built before. The heart of the park is the pump track, where anyone can try out this sport.

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Genuine pull ups

Bonn University Sport invests in fitness training in the open air.

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Fitness circuit in the Garden of Health

A highly diverse range of exercise options offering everyone the opportunity to improve their coordination, strength and stamina in line with their own capabilities has been provided in the ‘Garden of Health’ in Zanderstrasse in Bad Nauheim, north of Frankfurt am Main.

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A Parkour Course

The trend sport parkour is becoming more popular. However, although the number of fans continues to rise, there is often a lack of opportunities to practice this spectacular sport. In Bochum, new opportunities are being created.

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More than just a student movement

Marburg an der Lahn: History, tradition and modern spirit are combined in this endearing and pleasant university town in Central Hessen, founded in the 12th century on the former territorial border of the landgraves of Thuringia and Archbishops of Mainz.

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A healthy mind in a healthy body

The sport centre of the Technical University in Braunschweig has realised the first university outdoor fitness park in Germany.