Fitness is a vital factor that can significantly affect a person’s health. Regular exercise and physical activity help develop strong muscles, strengthen bones, improve overall health, and decreases the risk of many diseases.
However, not everyone is keen on devoting time to exercise.
One way in sparking interest is by adding gamification to the activity — in other words, combining fitness with play.
When Play Meets Fitness
Playgrounds always have the same look and feel. The commercial play equipment installed is the same, such as slides, monkey bars, nets, and more. Despite the same playground equipment, several indoor playgrounds are adding more elements into the play area, with some adding themes and play equipment not found in traditional playgrounds.
TAG Interactive Arenas is a type of indoor playground that combined gamification with physical activities. It’s more of a blend of physical obstacles and immersive activities that will challenge you all throughout. The arena is designed with a complex structure of interconnected activity areas, with each zone requiring players to use their mind, agility and physical strength.
The gamification, which is an application of elements of game playing to other activities, is that players will earn scores as they traverse through the competitive arena. Before diving into the obstacle course, players are required to wear electronic bands that will record points and show competitive metrics.
What the players need to do is to tap illuminated TAG’s using their wristbands to earn points. TAG’s are illuminated in different colours, and each colour has a corresponding amount of points, which is determined by the difficulty of reaching it. For example, there are three illuminated TAG’s on the wall, each with their corresponding colour and height. Basically, the highest TAG has the most points than the two below it.
The more points the player earns, the more chances of winning against others. It’s all about strategy. Players must think beforehand on how to collect more points while overcoming different obstacles in the area. Of course, they’ll need energy, coordination, and courage to keep on moving.
TAG Interactive Arena tests strategy, awareness, coordination, speed, agility, bravery, sportsmanship among players. It also fosters fitness, fun and competition.
Playgrounds Foster Growth and Development
Playgrounds are great when it comes to letting children and even the young at heart to have fun and meet new friends. It helps them explore new things and engage with different people, opening doors of opportunities for growth and development.
On the other hand, doctors always recommend children to have at least an hour of free play every day. According to them, it helps children develop their physical, emotional, and social skills.
As parents, make sure to bring your children to a safe playground to remove the risk of accidents and injuries. Play areas, such as TAG Interactive Arena, is built and installed by iPlayCO, a playground manufacturer that provides custom play solutions with worldwide installation. For families in the Philippines, iPlayCO has a subsidiary company called iREC corporation. The indoor playground manufacturer is well-known in manufacturing playgrounds with durable commercial play equipment, making sure children are safe while they play.
For more information about iREC’s products, reach out to the following:
Phone: +63 047 250 2779 / +63 047 251 3139