With Cross Systems, we wish to inspire people to engage in a healthy and happy lifestyle by providing them freely accessible places to exercise alone or in groups, and by offering trainers a centered area to teach their workout classes outdoors. It demanded high flexibility in the design to create a modern outdoor gym for the public space that is appealing to trained and untrained adolescents, adults and seniors. Popular fitness activities are based on many loose items, e.g. kettle bells and suspension trainers. The unique solution keeps the flexible functionality of loose elements and follows safety standards for unsupervised permanent outdoor exercise facilities. Central to Cross Systems is scalable resistance, allowing everyone to train according to individual levels of fitness. Training intensity can be determined in three different ways:
• By adjusting the body position to add more or less resistance • Opting for a light/medium/heavy weight to exercise with • Simply adjusting one’s speed of movement.
Safe free weight training in the outdoors is made possible through an innovative patent pending breaking system. The different weights move freely up and down a vertical tube, featuring a magnetic breaking system that offers controllable resistance, and prevents the weights from dropping to the surface and slows down the fall to a reduced pace. Cross Systems is designed as a modular, open and inviting structure. Six different standard frames can stand alone or be placed as joined structures, ideal for group training. A free app for iOS and Android is connected for improved functionality. The app functions as an online personal trainer, guiding users on exercise and nutrition, while motivating them to stay active. The app also facilitates social interaction between users through a social wall, where tips and experiences can be shared, and a calendar system where people can coordinate group workouts.
Bio Real training for the outdoors – made freely available for everyone. KOMPAN has designed and manufactured outdoor playgrounds since 1970. Throughout the past decade, the experience of designing high quality outdoor equipment has also been combined with fitness expert knowledge to create innovative outdoor fitness equipment. The aim is to create equipment that inspire people to get started, provide the same professional experience as you would expect from an indoor gym, and motivate people to come back for more.
Other prizes The KOMPAN fitness product line, Cross Systems, won in 2017 the European Product Design Award and the Good Design Award in Australia.
Photo Credit: Kompan A/s
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