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Miriam Petersen Designs an Outdoor Gym for Retirees

By: Deborah Kim - Published: • References: behance.net and designbuzz
Designer Miriam Petersen has found a fun way to get elderly people both social and active with her urban exercise equipment. When we are younger, there are so many ways to interact and working out is so much more accessible.

Elderly people face many various health problems and they can't exactly attend any random gym. Peterson's equipment is designed to strengthen core balance, resistance and endurance. The system exists to encourage a workout sessions that will keep elderly active and healthy. Since the equipment is out in the open, the retirees can benefit from fresh air as well as the health benefits of staying social. The gym equipment mainly uses aerobic activities which are just light exercises that maintain joint and limb movement. The best thing about the exercise equipment designed by Miriam Petersen is that if these are installed in public arenas, everyone can benefit from them.