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Bringing out the Urban Warrior

Urban warrior

With today’s youth typically less active than in the past, WillPlay has launched the Urban Warrior range which is designed to appeal to students of all ages, encouraging physical activity and promoting greater core strength.

WillPlay’s Urban Warrior Range combines the best of play and fitness equipment to enable an amazing play area that can be so much more than conventional play equipment.

The Urban Warrior range has been designed to engage older students who no longer feel the need to ‘play’. With an emphasis on physical challenge and movement, this system encourages activity without the perception of play that can often be a disincentive for secondary students to get involved.

When students reach secondary school, their incentive and desire to play disappears, being replaced with more sedentary activities. Add this to the undisputed fact that teenagers are less active than previous generations, the ability to increase activity levels during school hours is a real benefit.

With an emphasis on activities that can develop cardio-vascular fitness and improve core strength, the Urban Warrior range can help with a student’s overall fitness and strength, and help to improve posture. Improved core strength and posture has been linked to higher concentration levels and improved educational outcomes.

Following the rise in popularity of television shows promoting similar obstacle course activities, the Urban Warrior system encourages activity and participation by students of all ages. The system also encourages social engagement and can add an element of competitiveness.

As an added benefit, WillPlay’s Urban Warrior range can also be incorporated into the school’s Physical Education program. The structured flow of the course also allows students to be benchmarked and compare their own results/improvements in physical performance and fitness over a period of time.

The individual elements can be set as a closed circuit or scattered around a larger area, creating a cross country style training course. Encouraging students to move between elements can improve cardio-vascular fitness and helps achieve the minimum daily movement that many students are missing out on in today’s world.

Elements of the system can also be ordered individually and incorporated into conventional play areas. In addition, this allows a circuit to be built in stages, as budgets allow.

Manufactured in Australia from premium materials including stainless steel, aluminium and recycled plastics and timber composites, these units are built to handle anything that students can throw at them.

WillPlay is an Australian manufacturer of play and fitness equipment, which can assist schools with formulating the ideal play and fitness spaces, from the initial design concept through to the construction. Talk to your nearest WillPlay distributor to help design the ultimate obstacle course for your school.

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