A GREEN HEART
FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
by Georgie Delaney
It has been an exciting 11 years trailblazing outdoor fitness.
We have worked with some of the greatest names in the world; adidas, United Nations, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, COP22. We have brought our manufacturing to Britain, we’ve expanded into some of the greatest cities from Singapore to Sydney.
In all of this globe trotting we have seen the same problems - lifestyle related diseases and illnesses and climate change.
This experience and insight has encouraged us that we are on the right path – globally communities need activating! According to the World Health Organisation 1 in 4 adults don’t do 30 minutes of exercise per week leading to Type 2 Diabetes Heart Disease, Cancer and mental health issues. This subject is close to my heart as I have seen my own Father – also a founder of TGO suffer all three of these diseases. Thanks to diet and exercise he has thankfully come out the other side and is enjoying his 70s!
When we started in 2007, we set about breaking down barriers to physical activity. Indoor gyms were on the rise but there were no outdoor gyms in the UK and we were the first to bring them into the UK. Our first consideration was to create a safe and inclusive facility. We incorporated many of the best practices in play, inclusive fitness and indoor gyms to make a range that can meet everyone’s needs. This philosophy does set us apart as the current European standards just cater for users over a certain height whereas we recognise that everyone loves a TGO gym!
Between 2008 and 2012 we teamed up with adidas and London 2012 to create 70 giant outdoor gyms to activate adidas’ Olympic sponsorship. We were truly honoured to place our equipment on the Olympic rings and have our gyms opened by sporting giants like Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Daley Thomson!
1 OF OUR 70 AIDZONES GYMS
We have always cared for the planet. We have always supported tree planting to offset our UK manufacturing, but we wanted to do more. In 2012, we invented Green energy gyms that recycle kinetic energy into electricity. We were honoured to have these gyms featured at both COP21 and COP22 the Global Climate Change conferences in Paris and Marrakech.
COP22 IN MARRAKECH
COP21 in Paris
We never stop innovating at TGO. Out latest innovations take our gyms to another level. We have developed smart gyms and TGO Activate to turn your park into a force for good driving up physical activity, wellbeing and charity.
We can now provide TGO gym owners with insights into user demographics and usage patterns, and users with the ability to find our gyms and classes then log, track and share their workouts. We are also launching our Big Community Workouts (BCW) in 2019 and activation rollout. Activated smart gyms can also generate revenue for local people, the park and charity.
We look forward to partnering with another 1000 parks to empower communities to take control of their health and wellbeing and become a force for good in their community and world.
Georgie Delaney was a Finalist of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007 in London
TGO went on to win the Engie Innovation Award 2015
Faversham Business of the Year Award 2017
Finalist of the National Recycling Awards 2018
2012 Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes heralded our Green Heart Gym and Energy Gym range ‘one of the best eco-innovations on the market’
WHY TGO - what sets us apart
Our ‘Smart Gyms’ measure gym usage, our ‘Activate’ App promotes TGO gyms, events and classes.
On-line owners dashboard shows ‘Smart Gym’ usage and user demographics.
‘Activate’ App locates TGO gyms, classes and events.
Owners reach target groups with push notifications via the App.
QR codes on signage to log, track and share progress via the App.
‘Cardio Charge’ products charge mobile devices via USB ports.
The world’s leading brand in outdoor gyms for green and socio-economic sustainability.
TGO's ‘Energy Gyms’ power lighting from smart devices, buildings and ties back into the grid via TGO ‘Glow’, ‘Cardio Charge’ and ‘Flow’ technology.
Cardio Charge console watt counters light up to motivate users.
1 tree planted (in the NHS Forest) for each product installed in the UK.
We can keep groundwork intact and upgrade with simple bases.
inclusive - tgogether
TGO gyms are designed in line with the Inclusive Fitness Initiative to suit every age, space, ability and budget.
100% IFI accredited and safe for any age or ability.
Larger signage fonts, clear diagrams and colourful interactive parts.
Wider seats and transfer handles with a ‘Smart Hand Bike’ in most packages.
‘TGO Rig’ features lower pull up bars.
Local ‘Activators’ promote events and Big Community Workouts via our ‘Activate’ App.
TGO is probably the safest outdoor gym equipment you’ll find anywhere in the world.
No sharp edges, shear, crush or entrapment points.
Concealed stop mechanisms.
BS EN16630:2015, PAS888 and ASTM F3101 -15 compliant.
Controlled moving parts housed within equipment framework.
‘Made in Britain’ means longer lasting, better value gyms for our customers.
Made in Britain with CE marked steel.
25 year steel warranty and BSEN ISO 15614 certified welds.
Anti-vandal and anti-tamper fixings.
Load and cyclical testing.
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