girl playing on outdoor gym equipment
black hero fade

Activism starts Young

red strip


At Play Fitness Ltd, our strap line is ACTIVism starts YOUNG. The word activism is used because we believe that only a social movement will overcome the problem of many people leading an inactive lifestyle. One which parents, teachers, health authorities and politicians all need to be involved in. Active and young is highlighted because this is where Play Fitness’ passion lies, we want to provide communities throughout the world with outdoor gym products that make being active fun.

We want to encourage the population to engage in fitness both on the outside and inside. We will provide communities with the means to encourage and motivate people to enhance their lifestyles and break down the barriers that can restrict some from participating in physical activity.

We have developed a range of innovative outdoor fitness systems that combine fun with a powerful cardiovascular workout to produce an environment which is both stimulating and physically challenging. Our range of exercise and outdoor gym equipment employs the body mass for resistance and can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities, regardless of the user's fitness level. Play Fitness will provide the environment so that the community as a whole can achieve physical fitness.

Play Fitness’ activity systems provide:

  • A high-quality environment which will leave people feeling inspired and valued

  • Opportunities for play and recreation which will stimulate growth and fitness

  • A vehicle to enhance community well-being and social interaction

  • Prevention measures to combat the risk of obesity and related illnesses

  • A mechanism to support the government's healthy living initiative

boy on playground
woman climbing mini ramp
boy in play pond
made in britain

All our equipment is manufactured and made in Britain


Based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, Play Fitness was started when we recognised there was an obesity problem locally, nationally and globally. We identified that a change in lifestyle habits had to be made in order to combat the problem. As the North East has one of the highest prevalences of both child and adult obesity, we began to work closely with educational establishments and the local government to try and find a solution to this growing problem.


Through this we found that many schools were looking for a platform for the children to exercise regularly with no permanent set up; this was due to the lack of space in the majority of schools. We wanted to create a fun, safe, accessible and affordable exercising environment. This is where the idea of our first range, the outdoor gym, evolved and was the perfect solution.

In 2010 we installed our first outdoor gym in a primary school in the North East. Since then, we have started working nationwide and the number of gyms installed continues to rise each year. Our outdoor fitness equipment is perfect for schools, parks, leisure attractions and community centres.


In more than 500 parks and school playgrounds across Britain and Europe you can find equipment installed by Play Fitness. The unique combination of aesthetic design, durable construction in any environment and the many play and training possibilities characterise Play Fitness' equipment so well.




Whether the area is large or small - located by a school, park, apartments, a senior centre or something completely different, we have the solution that will suit your project.

angle press bar
ninja fitness zone
outdoor gym equipment
firefly reactions
Climbing frame


Cleadon Church of England Academy

“Play Fitness Ltd installed an outdoor gym for us at Cleadon Church of England Academy. The project was well managed and completed in full consultation with Academy staff.

Play Fitness Ltd. Supplied and installed not only the playground equipment, but also fencing to surround the gym, decking and artificial grass, making this an all-weather gym. The installation was carried out quickly and efficiently, working around times convenient to the Academy. Once completed, all staff were given training on how to use the equipment correctly and safely.

Since that time, the gym has been regularly used by all pupils. It has also been used at fund-raising events and is also accessed by Kids Club, who provides our wrap-around care.

All the children love the equipment and the sessions they spend in the gym.”

Mrs J. Gray

Headteacher. Cleadon Church of England Academy, Sunderland.

Contact us for more information...

To order outdoor play equipment for your school or council send an email to