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KOMPAN secures two design awards for their outdoor fitness equipment
Industry-leading playground and outdoor fitness equipment manufacture KOMPAN, has secured two Australian Good Design Awards in the 2021 Product Design Sport and Lifestyle category for their outdoor Cross Trainer and Arm Bike.
KOMPAN's Cross Trainer (pictured above) offers one of the best ergonomics on the market and empowers people of all ages and fitness levels to participate in cardiovascular training in outdoor public spaces freely. The trainer offers three user positions, including a sprint mode, and users can also train against ten adjustable resistance levels.
The Good Design Awards Jury noted "It's great to see the development of self-powered fitness equipment that can be connected to smart devices. This new concept is the gateway to a world of new possibilities when it comes to minimising environmental impact, boosting recyclability, and providing free access to high-quality fitness equipment in outdoor spaces. The solid design looks like it will survive the elements, while the organic shaping makes it appealing too. The designers should be particularly commended on the extreme durability of the design for public spaces. KOMPAN sets the bar for design excellence in this category, and they've raised it yet again with this design; well done."
KOMPAN's Arm Bike delivers an intense upper body workout. Designed to be inclusive, the Arm Bike was developed to offer a highly versatile, fully functional and wheelchair accessible solution that can be used in a standing or seated position. Users also have the ability to adapt their workouts across ten resistance levels, making every workout effective.
The Good Design Awards Jury advised "Self-powered fitness equipment that can be connected to smart devices is an important development in this industry. This development opens up real possibilities to reduce environmental footprint, improve end of life recycling and provide free access to quality fitness equipment outside of an indoor gym environment.
“This rugged design looks like it will survive the elements but is still appealing to look at. It's particularly unique to have a product that provides users of all ages and abilities with three user positions; from a wheelchair, standing or seated on the ergonomic seat. The KOMPAN team have come up with a great solution. Overall, a standout project that ticks all the boxes for great design in this category. Well done."
The 2021 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with 933 design projects. Each entry was evaluated according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria, including good design, design innovation, and design impact. Projects recognised with an Australian Good Design Award demonstrate professional design excellence and highlight the impact a design-led approach has on business success and social and environmental outcomes.
Good Design Australia Chief Executive, Dr Brandon Given adds "receiving an Australian Good Design Award is testament to embedding design excellence at the heart of a product, service, place or experience. Although 2021 continues to be another challenging year, it is incredibly inspiring to see designers and businesses working together to find innovative, customer-centric design solutions to local and global challenges.”
KOMPAN shared that they “look forward to delivering many more quality outdoor fitness spaces and are excited to continuously benchmark the future of outdoor fitness with our evidence-based and innovative fitness solutions.”
For more information on KOMPAN click here to contact Kompan Australia via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.
To learn more about KOMPAN’s award winning solutions in their new Fitness & Sports catalogue at kompan.com.au/news/kompan-fitness-sport-catalogue
22nd September 2021 - KOMPAN Australia names new Managing Director
16th February 2021 - New outdoor fitness equipment installed in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs
7th December 2020 - New playground and outdoor fitness station unveiled in Shoalhaven
10th September 2020 - FITREC delivers Code of Practice for outdoor fitness training in public spaces
12th August 2020 - Technogym launches new outdoor fitness concept
17th May 2020 - Installation completed of Darwin’s new outdoor fitness stations
31st March 2019 - Kompan releases outdoor fitness bike for park locations
5th February 2019 - Community feedback sought on the upgrade of Darwin’s outdoor fitness equipment
22nd January 2019 - KOMPAN Obstacle Courses contributing to healthier and fitter communities
19th June 2018 - Kompan launches new concept for activity, play and sport
14th June 2017 - Kompan outdoor fitness system wins at Good Design Awards
17th March 2017 - KOMPAN looks for design award success for Cross Systems product
22nd February 2017 - Kompan outdoor gym opens at Adelaide’s Henley Beach
20th February 2017 - Parks and Leisure Australia seminar to focus on outdoor fitness
14th December 2016 - Outdoor fitness a motivator for mums
3rd August 2016 - Kompan moves for Australian Standard for outdoor fitness equipment
6th May 2016 - New Exersite aims to maximise outdoor fitness benefits
19th April 2016 - City of Sydney to adopt new Outdoor Fitness Training policy
13th January 2016 - New range of outdoor fitness equipment for seniors
10th April 2015 - Kompan to stage ‘Day of Play’
16th February 2015 - Kompan opens Fitness Institute and launches complete fitness range
5th February 2015 - Kompan welcomes new Managing Director
20th January 2015 - Brighton Baths renovates outdoor fitness area with Pavigym Turf
22nd September 2014 - Free outdoor fitness classes return to Brisbane’s South Bank
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