The Omni-Gym is a new concept from VelopA Omni-Play and will provide a serious outdoor alternative for the many fitness enthusiasts and gym-goers. With modern fitness equipment, a multi-purpose floor, and walls to keep the wind out, VelopA Omniplay brings the quality of an indoor gym to the outdoors. The Omni-Gym is always custom-made.
Outdoors is healthier
The Omni-Gym is designed as a full alternative to an indoor gym. Exercising outdoors is healthier than doing the same activity inside. When people spend time outdoors, their bodies make vitamin D which is good for their immune system and metabolism. An outdoor gym will also make a great meeting place for people, and the design of Omni-Gym takes this into account. Senior Designer Feiko Withagen says “Keeping fit is something people want to do together. Because the units are placed next to each other, people can exercise together. They can have a chat about their week and still do their whole workout.”
The Omni-Gym is always custom-made and basically includes three constituent elements. There is modern equipment for cardio training, strength training and cross-training, providing a complete range of exercise possibilities. A multifunctional floor provides a space for contact sports, yoga or a warming up. And walls can be installed to keep out the worst of the wind. These can also be used to make a dressing room. The Omni-Gym is a flexible concept, so it can be tailored to the exact wishes of the customer. The priority could be cardio equipment, or it may mean that the floor should be big enough for zumba classes.
Concept: from product to vision
The Omni-Gym is one of the new sports concepts that will be launched by VelopA Omniplay in 2012. Director Edo Gabes sees this as an important development. “Concepts are new in our market. We used to think in terms of products, but the Omni-Gym is the result of a vision: we wanted to develop a full gym but then outdoors. This gave us the freedom to think much more innovatively and come up with much nicer solutions. Later this year, we will be launching several more concepts for neighbourhood sports.”
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