Attract New Members With Outdoor Fitness Spaces

Learn how a well-designed exercise area can have an immediate and positive impact on your club members.

Members: Free

Non-Members: Free

Rob Boogmans

Rob Boogmans

Fitness Concept Director

Kompan, Inc.

KFI Morten Zacho

Morten Zacho

Senior Manager

Kompan Fitness Institute

Using case studies and empirical research, presenters will show how a well-designed outdoor fitness area in an optimal location can have an immediate and positive impact on the members who use the area.

A number of different design features will be considered in order to maximize the number of users, provide different types of training, exercise different muscle groups, and help assure the overall success of outdoor fitness installations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain perspective on outdoor fitness trends for adults

  • Learn about research that links outdoor fitness with increased activity for adults

  • Learn how to identify features of outdoor fitness equipment that are effective for adults

  • Be able to apply design principles that will support activities in outdoor fitness installations

“By introducing outdoor fitness into underutilized spaces, we've seen clubs increase visits and draw in new members.”

Rob Boogmans

Kompan, Inc. - USA

Presenter Profile:

Rob Boogmans is educated as a Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer, and he has more than 20 years of experience in fitness.

He has been a pioneer in outdoor fitness since 2008 when he founded Standing-Strong Outdoor Fitness. Standing-Strong was the first company to introduce adjustable and functional training in the outdoor environment. By 2010 Standing-Strong was the market leader in outdoor fitness in Benelux and had multiple patented solutions.

In 2014 Standing-Strong was acquired by KOMPAN and in 2015 Rob Boogmans joined KOMPAN to start the KOMPAN Fitness Institute and develop the new outdoor fitness product lines. Since 2015 KOMPAN has created more than 1000 new outdoor fitness sites and is widely recognized as the most innovative and professional company in outdoor fitness.

Morten Zacho is a Teaching Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark in the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics.

He also manages the KOMPAN Fitness Institute with great focus on implementing knowledge, trends, scientific research, and functional tests in the innovation of new outdoor fitness.

Previously, Morten has worked at internationally recognized research institutions and has co-authorship on 17 peer-reviewed scientific publications.