There are a number of kinds of outdoor fitness equipment. In general, models in this line of equipment are intended for use in public parks and similar areas of recreation. The most important thing about the equipment is that it can stand up to many different kinds of weather without becoming damaged or somehow unusable. With this in mind, many kinds of outdoor fitness equipment are made of wood, some kind of rust-proof or rust-proofed metal, or a combination of the two. The models sometimes also include plastic or synthetic pieces.
One of the most well-known types of outdoor fitness equipment are the models found on playgrounds. Jungle gyms, swing sets, slides, and the entire array of playground equipment are intended for activities that require strenuous physical activity. Just take a look at a playground full of children. On the swing sets, the children pump their legs and arch their backs. On the jungle gyms, children climb, pull themselves up, and reach for rungs. All of these activities, while they may look like play, are also forms of exercise.
Similar models to what is found on playgrounds can be found in adult fitness circuits in parks and other outdoor areas. Although the equipment is large in scale and usually designed in less vibrant colors, many of the basic concepts are the same. A chin-up bar, for example, is the adult version of a jungle gym. The chin-up bar is one of the most common types of outdoor fitness equipment. There are also bars which are placed low to the ground which are intended to be used while doing push-ups.
Many companies that manufacture outdoor fitness equipment also include a sit-up bench. Much like the benches found in indoor gyms, this piece of equipment is made up of an angled bench with a foot rest at the top. When a person lies down on the bench with his feet secured in the foot rest, he can do sit-ups to strengthen the abdominal muscles.
It is rare for outdoor fitness equipment to have moving pieces or parts. This is because the equipment is designed to have require very little maintenance and upkeep. This kind of equipment also rarely has removable pieces, such as hand weights. In this way, outdoor fitness equipment is quite minimalist in its scope but can be a useful addition to a fitness circuit in an outdoor area and can help to boost the impact of a jog or run.