In Great Britain, an estimated 14 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls aged two to 15 are obese, statistics that have launched national efforts to get children outdoors and in motion. Canopy manufacturer Inside2Outside, Huntingdon, England, hopes kids will run for cover—to its new Outdoor Fitness Range, a series of fitness stations deployed in public parks, schools and sports facilities. Each station contains exercise equipment targeted to work specific muscle groups, so users can get a real workout by following the stations or designing their own training plans.
The company’s JustGoOutside line of canopies, shelters and walkway covers includes the Qube, a rugged outdoor weather shelter with a 20-year guarantee that can be customized to fit any space. The Qube’s aluminum frame supports translucent tensioned fabric that provides UV protection, meets British standards for snow loading and features rain gutters to channel runoff. Despite their hardy nature, Qubes can be taken down and repositioned when circumstances change. The Qube takes different shapes (and many colors), depending upon the size of the outdoor area and existing roof lines, including peaked, domed or apex styles. Find out more at www.inside2outside.co.uk/JGO.