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Article form issue 2015 - 4

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Playground Report

Urban rope landscapes in Copenhagen

In Copenhagen children have a completely different meaning. This is demonstrated by all the parks and play areas there. It is one of the most children-friendly towns in the world. Elsewhere families prefer to move to surrounding areas, whereas here many young parents stick to living in town. Plenty of variety is offered. Swimming pools, beaches, spacious areas for prams and buggies on trains and buses, and even the famous Christiania bikes ensure that children from the metropolis aren’t left out.

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Playground Report

Care of an artificial turf sports pitch – Rules to be observed

The advance of the artificial turf sports pitch is very much in full swing. In many places old pitches are being transformed into artificial turfs or new stadiums are being built. As the artificial turf is deemed as low-maintenance, this means that it is unfortunately cared for all too infrequently.

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Fitness & Trend Sports

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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Fitness & Trend Sports

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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Fitness & Trend Sports

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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Fitness & Trend Sports

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 & Trend Sports

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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Fitness & Trend Sports

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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Sport & Leisure Facilities

Certified Greenkeeper / agronomist for outdoor sports facilities

The third group of participants of the further education course "Certified Greenkeeper / Agronomist for outdoor sports facilities" has graduated from the DEULA Rheinland.

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Sport & Leisure Facilities

Campus for Education, Sport and Culture

Promptly, in the academic year 2014/15, the first classes of the new school Gymnasium Grünwald were able to take on ownership of their “School of the Future”. The educational establishment also fulfils future demands thanks to its architectural and pedagogical concept, which is distinctly different from the traditional building and teaching methods of the past decade.