Impact and cost-effectiveness of family Fitness Zones: a natural experiment in urban public parks.

Impact and cost-effectiveness of family Fitness Zones: A

Calculating cost effectiveness based on change in the Fitness Zone parks over time showed a net gain of 1,909 METs in the 12 parks or 159 METs per park. This is equivalent to 52,311 additional METs/year at a cost of 10.5 cents/MET.

Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Family Fitness Zones: A

Installing Fitness Zone equipment in parks with limited facilities and in areas that are nearby, and easily accessible to, large populations may increase both park use and physical activity levels among park visitors. Read the full article: Impact and Cost-effectiveness of Family Fitness Zones: A Natural Experiment in Urban Public Parks

Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Family Fitness Zones: A

Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Family Fitness Zones: A Natural Experiment in Urban Public Parks Article (PDF Available) in Health & Place 18(1):39-45 · January 2012 with 78 Reads

Impact and Cost-effectiveness of Family Fitness Zones: A

Impact and Cost-effectiveness of Family Fitness Zones: A Natural Experiment in Urban Public Parks. Health & Place , 18(1), 39-45. We evaluated the impact of outdoor exercise equipment (FZ, Fitness Zones) in 12 parks serving diverse populations.

Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Family Fitness Zones: A

Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Family Fitness Zones A Natural Experiment in Urban Public Parks Published in: Health & Place, v. 18, no. 1, Jan. 2012, p. 39-45

A natural experiment to examine the impact of park renewal

Cohen DA, Marsh T, Williamson S, Golinelli D, McKenzie TL: Impact and cost-effectiveness of family fitness zones: a natural experiment in urban public parks. Health Place. 2012, 18 (1): 39-45. View Article PubMed PubMed Central Google Scholar

Effects of Installing Fitness Zone Equipment on Park Use

Installing Fitness Zones appears to be cost-effective (10.5 cents/MET increase) and most successful in parks in densely populated areas with limited facilities.

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neighborhood environment: neighborhood impact on kids study. Impact and cost-effectiveness of family Fitness Zones: a natural experiment in urban public parks. Health Place. Jan 2012; 18(1):39-45. 34. Cohen DA, Golinelli D, Williamson S, Sehgal A, Marsh T, McKenzie TL. Effects of park improvements on park

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Increasing access to places for physical activity in conjunction with efforts to address quality, Impact and cost-effectiveness of family fitness zones: A natural experiment in urban public parks. Health & Place. 2012;18(1):39–45.

Fitness — The Outdoor Gym: Benefits & Best Practices

A 2011 RAND study of outdoor gyms installed in the Los Angeles area found that the gyms increased the number of new users at parks, and also increased energy expenditure («Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Family Fitness Zones: A Natural Experiment in Urban Public Parks»). A 2013 study of similar gyms in Miami reported similar findings.

Changes in Physical Activity After Installation of a

The potential impact of the fitness zone could be partially obscured in our analysis because of these seasonal differences. Impact and cost-effectiveness of family Fitness Zones: a natural experiment in urban public parks. Health Place 2012;18(1):39–45.

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Design and promotion of an outdoor gym for older adults: a

adults: a collaborative project Ashleigh Scott A , Vicki Stride B,C , Leonie Neville A and Myna Hua A A Health Promotion Service, South Eastern Sydney Local …