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Outdoor gym in Broadfield

Funded on Spacehive 4 December 2018 Delivered 17 April 2019

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Outdoor gym in Broadfield

Outdoor gym in Broadfield

Broadfield Community Centre By Broadfield Community Centre

We want to encourage outdoor physical exercise that's accessible to all; adding gym equipment to the grounds of Broadfield Community Centre.

Crawley Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 04 Dec 2018!

Outdoor exercise is good for everyone. We want to provide facilities to encourage people to increase their physical activity to improve their wellbeing and tackle our growing waistlines! We know that going to a gym or exercise class fills some people with horror. Equipment that encourages the least active to have a go, in their local environment, without pressure to perform is the way to go. The Broadfield Community Centre is a vibrant thriving resource; we welcome hundreds of people every week. Children's play equipment has recently been installed and we want to provide an opportunity for adults to exercise.

What we'll deliver:

  • Purchase outdoor gym equipment
  • Install outdoor gym equipment

Why it's a great idea:

The outdoor gym equipment will be strategically placed in areas where people are most likely to see it. We want to use the nudge theory to encourage the community the use the equipment. The nudge theory works on the same principle as leaving biscuits on the table- if it is easily accessible, people will help themselves. Therefore if we have gym equipment on our grounds placed by our children's play area people may be tempted to have a go. We want to encourage people to exercise in order to tackle the effects of obesity, as weight gain and general inactivity have a negative effect on wellbeing. Outdoor gym equipment provides the same benefits as visiting a gym but with the added bonus of being free and in the fresh air.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase the equipment


Location Crawley

About the space

Custom Location


Crawley Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,785

Elliptical Trainer - £1,464 (31%)
Spinning cycle - £1,362 (28%)
Surfaceworks / site management - £1,183 (25%)
Installation of Skywalker - £270 (6%)
Installation of cycle - £234 (5%)
Other - £272 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Elliptical Trainer
Spinning cycle
Surfaceworks / site management
Installation of Skywalker
Installation of cycle
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We'll use any extra money to purchase more equipment.

Total £4,785

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