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The top 10 reasons to go TGO

TGO-Gyms-Osterley-RigFrom the smallest stages to the grandest spaces, TGO always bring innovation and passion to stand out for you.

Whether you want outdoor fitness equipment or gym packages for your park, school, university campus, hospital, care home, workplace, prison, seafront, roof terrace, holiday camp, leisure facility or exhibition space – here’s everything we do differently from the rest.

TGO-Made-in-BritainWe proudly design, engineer and manufacture our outdoor gym equipment in Britain. What this means for TGO customers is stronger, safer, longer-lasting and better value outdoor gyms. And there's so much more to tell you...

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1. TGO gyms are SAFER

TGO is the leading outdoor gym brand on safety

  • TGO equipment is compliant with BS EN16630:2015 – the European safety standard for permanently installed, freely accessible, outdoor fitness equipment
  • All TGO equipment is free of crush points, entrapment points, shear-points and sharp edges
  • All TGO stop mechanisms are concealed
  • All moving elements are within the framework of the equipment
  • All moving parts are limited in their movement
  • Read more about TGO standards here.

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2. TGO gyms are STRONGER

High quality, robust manufacturing – TGO gyms are built to last

  • Made in Britain
  • 25 year warranty on structural steel
  • Welds certified to BSEN ISO 15614
  • Rigorous load and cyclical testing
  • TGO fixings are anti-vandal and anti-tamper
  • Built-in resistance to offer great fitness value
  • TGO gyms are weatherproof – tough in all weathers and coastal upgrades to protect from sea air.

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3. TGO gyms are MORE SUSTAINABLE

Our gyms generate green power and we plant trees

  • We recycle human energy with our TGO Energy range
  • TGO Cardio Charge products charge up smart phones and other devices via USB port (don’t forget your USB lead!)
  • Unique console on every TGO Cardio Charge piece – includes watt counter that lights up in use for motivational boost and wow factor
  • Our unique Energy Display Unit captures, stores and converts human energy into useable electricity - many of our customers use this to power lighting on site
  • We plant a tree in the NHS Forest for every piece we install in the UK
  • No need to disturb the groundwork if you want to upgrade as we have designed special bases.

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4. TGO gyms are SMARTER

Unique tools and insights to measure TGO gym usage and enhance
user experience

  • TGO Smart technology measures hits and kilowatt hours generated on TGO Energy equipment
  • Our Smart Gyms come with a user-friendly online dashboard for gym owners to measure, engage, sustain and report usage
  • TGO Activate App allows local people to find their TGO gym, then log and track their activity and wellbeing, shareable with friends on social media
  • Gym owners who promote the TGO Activate App to local users benefit from anonymised insights on demographics and usage, displayed on their online dashboard
  • Free TGO Activate App and website listing for all TGO customers.
  • Smart signage – scannable QR codes on signage, to access demo videos and log and track every workout
  • Device holder – to place your mobile or tablet where you can see it charge on TGO Energy equipment.

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5. TGO gyms are MORE INCLUSIVE

Every TGO gym piece features key elements of the Inclusive Fitness
Initiative standards

  • Top inclusivity features include:
    • Activities for beginners through to exercise pros
    • ‘Smart‘ Hand Bike is featured in most packages – accessible for both wheelchair users and able-bodied people
    • TGO Rig features lower pull up bars
    • Large font on signage
    • Wider seats and transfer handles
    • Brightly coloured interactive parts
    • Start and finish diagrams
    • Created for communities with everyone in mind.

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6. TGO gyms are MORE FAMILY-FRIENDLY

TGO products and packages to inspire all ages to keep active together

  • We’re a family business – so we design for families in your community too
  • Kids, Mums and Dads, single parents, grandparents – we create spaces to bring people together and activate all ages and abilities
  • TGO packages include family-friendly spaces, incorporating outdoor gym equipment for young and old, along side playful activities like Rig monkey bars, energy-generating equipment and colourful flooring and markings to inspire fun and games - see our Family Fitness Zone for one example
  • TGO Energy equipment inspires inter-generational learning about energy generation and modern technology - see our Intergenerational Smart Energy Gym for one example.

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7. TGO gyms are ACTIVATION FRIENDLIER

Technology, training, tools and tips – to build a thriving TGO Gym community 

  • TGO doesn’t stop at installation – all our customers get access to free TGO gym promotional materials, our launch resources and ideas for outdoor gym activation
  • All TGO gym customers can plan and promote gym activities and community events via the TGO Activate App
  • With our partner Ad-Lib Training, TGO offer community training – we train local people of your choice to run Big Community Workouts and inspire ongoing engagement
  • Our Smart Gyms measure activation levels – counting hits and watts generated on TGO Energy equipment
  • In 2020, we are launching our classes and courses, created with our physical activity and health experts – to provide programmes for beginners, people with pre-existing health conditions, older people, families and fitness pros.

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8. TGO gyms cater for ALL FITNESS ABILITIES

From people new to exercise to the super fit, TGO gyms are for
everyone

  • We involve professionals including physiotherapists, personal trainers and sportspeople at the drawing board of our equipment designs
  • Intuitive equipment with instructional signage – offering easy ways in for complete beginners
  • Variable-resistance cardio equipment and more challenging strength pieces, to adapt workouts and increase fitness over time
  • Bodyweight training equipment – our Strength and Callisthenics range includes the TGO Rig that offers dozens of activities for beginners, intermediate and advanced
  • We tailor TGO gyms for our customers’ target groups – including family-friendly gyms for housing estates and parks, rehab zones for hospitals and care homes, trim trails along river or coastal paths, playful gyms for primary schools, strength-focused gyms for military facilities etc
  • We measure and continuously improve TGO gym equipment – listening to customer feedback, assessing research and analysing TGO Smart Gym insights.

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9. TGO gyms come with the MOST EXPERIENCE

Over 1500 TGO gym projects worldwide with unique and diverse
customers

  • Small parishes, large city councils, primary schools, university campuses, hospitals, prisons, corporates including Rolls Royce and even the United Nations – we’ve created many different types of projects for many different types of customer
  • One-off installations; city-wide, nationwide and international schemes; branded spaces and exhibition innovations – we’re comfortable working at all scales including with high profile brands
  • Leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games, TGO designed, piloted and rolled out the ‘adiZone’ programme – 70 Olympic legacy outdoor fitness spaces working with adidas, London 2012 and the Department for Education
  • We invented TGO Energy Gyms – outdoor gym equipment that generates and captures energy to charge devices and power lighting. The first TGO Energy Gym we installed for Hull City Council attracted global media coverage including from CNN.
  • The United Nations commissioned TGO to design and permanently install a TGO Energy Gym in Marrakech, a legacy project for COP22 Global Climate Change conference to represent the future for sustainable cities
  • We’ve installed 27 outdoor gyms for the London Borough of Slough, developing TGO Smart Gym equipment and testing activation models in partnership with them
  • We created an outdoor gym for the SLaM Bethlem Royal Hospital – to improve mental and physical health for hospital inpatients and promote physical activity beyond discharge
  • We reinvented our manufacturing process for Right Guard, repurposing the aluminium from 2,500 recycled aerosol cans to use in their TGO Gyms at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and in Hemel Hempstead

Watch our testimonials from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the University of Warwick and Coventry City Council:


10. TGO gyms are the BEST VALUE on the market

  • There is no other outdoor gym provider that offers such a full service to their customers – TGO design, manufacture and install to match our customers’ goals and inspire their target audiences AND we offer added value with promotion, launch, activation and site upgrades
  • TGO have invested in R&D since we pioneered outdoor gyms in the UK – this shines through in our safety, durability and innovation
  • We are noted for our functionality – we don’t make tokenistic gym pieces. TGO gym equipment has resistance, progression and function similarly to an indoor gym. For example, our Pull Up/ Assisted Pull Ups offers progression for beginners through to elites and our 2020 TGO Spinning Bike has variable resistance with RPM and power output display
  • TGO’s products and packages provide the widest section of society with health opportunities that can save the NHS and other health services vast sums of money. Our gyms help to prevent non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancers and heart disease and they support mental wellbeing too.
  • We’ve always cared about our planet – recycling human energy, planting trees, manufacturing a range in the UK, using the highest quality materials and making gyms to last.

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