The YMCA Playnasium concept has had over 20,000 families physically engage with it during its 9 installations since late 2016. These engagements encourage parents to exercise and to spend quality time with their kids.
The YMCA Playnasium looks at adult exercise equipment and innovative children’s play equipment, and asks - Why can’t we combine them?
The YMCA wants to build healthier communities by getting people together and getting active, and the Playnasium does that. Using the child generate workout effort, and the parent’s workout effort to move the child’s ride, the Playnasium is the best of both worlds.
Three pieces of equipment were developed for Playnasium. The Pull-Upsy-Daisy combines pull down weights with a see-saw.
Peck-A-Boo combines a pec-deck with a vertical swing and peek-a-boo. Row-Row-Row-Machine combines a rowing machine with a moving dolphin ride.
(Image above from left to right, the pull upsy-daisy, the pec-a-boo, and the row-row-row machine - the YMCA Playnasium)