Design for Integrated Fitness

Design for integrated fitness, which uses the elements in the everyday environment to support a variety of fitness activities, is an important piece of HBB’s designs. Rather than designing for a specific exercise or range of motion, we encourage visitors to use elements such as a concrete plinth or boulder for seating, playing chess or checkers, or as a canvas for chalk art. These elements can also be used for a variety of fitness activities like inclined push ups, step ups, vaults, and a variety of stretches. When used in conjunction with other walls, benches, steps and railings, you can combine activities and create a much greater range of fitness and recreational opportunities using just the elements typically found in streetscape or plaza settings.