Great outdoor workout with the Walker
Just like floating on air!
Without much effort, exercising on the air walker is similar to a brisk walk – a low-impact cardiovascular workout.
Who doesn’t like running on air? You can enjoy this liberating feeling with the walker from playfit®. This is exactly what makes this piece of outdoor sports equipment so appealing, no matter which exercise trail it is used on.
Outdoor Walker – Areas of application
With the leg trainer, two long pedals are set in a gliding and even movement with the feet. This creates the very pleasant feeling of running in the air.
Gentle on the joints and without great effort, this exercise strengthens and gently stretches the lower half of the body.
This leg and hip exerciser has even proven its worth for therapeutic purposes, as joints can be moved without strain after knee or hip surgery, for example.
For whom is the fitness machine suitable?
As you train with your own body weight at your own pace, the Walker is ideal for young and old alike, whether they are sporty or reluctant to exercise in any fitness centre.
Here you can find the playfit® workout video for the Walker
– We are currently working on the English Version
- Preparation (Vorbereitung)
- Exercises – Basic (Übungen – Leicht)
- Exercises – Intermediate (Übungen – Mittel)
- Exercises – Advanced (Übungen – Schwer)
Training effect & training goals
The outdoor Walker strengthens the leg muscles and at the same time promotes mobility and mobilisation of the lower back and front pelvic area.
Right-left coordination and the sense of balance are also trained in the pendulum motion, making the leg exerciser the ideal training device for fall prevention.
The Air Walker also improves your vital functions, stamina and fitness.
Alternative training effect and Far Eastern approach
The Walker harmonises the right and left hemispheres of the brain. The centre of the body (lower dantian) rises and falls with the pedalling movement of the legs and pelvis.
This calms the mind and at the same time keeps the life energy flowing. The main meridians of the stomach and spleen on the inside of the legs and the kidney and bladder meridians on the back of the legs are stimulated. The metabolism is activated and detoxification is promoted.
Advantages of the Walker
The comfortable walking characteristics and safe mounting and dismounting thanks to good holding options on the crossbar are highly beneficial:
Even older people or people with limited mobility who use a walking frame, for example, can perform this joint-friendly exercise and mobilise a variety of muscle groups in the process.
- Further advantages of our leg exerciser for outdoor use include
- Manufactured from weather-resistant stainless steel
- Long-proven design of all moving parts
- Stainless steel foot sections ensure slip protection
Separate fall protection as a floor covering is not required for this piece of sports equipment, as the technical fall height is within the safe range due to the design of the equipment and there are therefore no requirements for the floor covering.
Application for individual training
Instructions for use
Hold on to the crossbar with both hands. Step onto the pedals. Stand upright with your knees slightly bent. Move the pedals forwards and backwards evenly with your feet in opposite directions as if you were walking.
Always use both pedals at the same speed. To prevent overstretching, a stopper system specially developed by playfit® ensures a gentle limitation of movement at 55°.
You can choose the duration of the training session as you wish; a training session of 5 – 10 minutes is recommended to start with. You can increase the speed and training time to improve your endurance and performance.
To specifically strengthen the leg muscles, perform the exercise with your knees clearly bent. Consciously adapt your breathing to the rhythm of the movement sequences.
Only when you feel very confident do you carefully release your hands from the crossbar one after the other (initially for short, later for longer intervals). Keep your balance.
Continue to move the pedals evenly forwards and backwards with your feet in opposite directions. If you become unsteady, immediately grab the crossbar again.
Difference to the Elliptical
You can use the Walker to perform targeted balance exercises. The stable and fixed crossbar also allows you to safely perform strength exercises such as arm pull-ups and push-ups.
Both user positions are each designed for a maximum person weight of 150 kg and have been confirmed by various static and dynamic load tests carried out by TÜV as part of the certification process. All playfit® equipment carries the GS [Tested Safety] mark for equipment made and production processes carried out in accordance with §20 of the German Product Safety Act (Produktsicherheitsgesetz), tested and certified by Germany’s TÜV Süd monitoring organisation.
The foot sections have a standing area of 334 mm x 124 mm and are designed for a shoe size of up to 49.
You can adjust the level of difficulty of the training by selecting the exercise variant on the training device. There are no adjustable resistance levels, which are not recommended for unsupervised outdoor use.
|Maximum number of users||2|
|Maximum user weight||150 kg per person|
|User group||Body height greater than 140 cm (EN 16630)|
|Material||Stainless Steel and Plastic components (ABS)|
|Colour||Plastic components “Ruby red” (RAL 3003) – plastic components can also be supplied in any other RAL colours|
|Certification||Tested and certified according to EN 16630|
|Equipment dimensions (L x W)||1863 mm x 535 mm|
|Height above ground surface||1260 mm|
|Free height of fall||562 mm (Pedal height 55°)|
|Movement space (L x W x H)||4863 mm x 4738 mm x 2762 mm|
In addition to the Walker or Air walker there are also other equipment models with Stamina as the Main Function, e.g. the playfit® Elliptical or the Sit and Row and for the relaxed use the Sit and Cyle.
Once you have warmed up sufficiently on the endurance equipment, you can continue your training on the strength equipment, e.g. the Horizontal Bar and a large selection of other playfit® strength equipment for Fitnessparks.
If you require a set of outdoor-fitness equipment combined in such a way to allow a coordinated exercising schedule please do not hesitate to contact us.
We will be most happy to recommend an optimal combination based on recommended fitness-training schedules and sports science while taking into consideration any specific customer requirements.