El Paso adds outdoor fitness system at Veteran's Park

New ENERGI Total Fitness System in Texas Encourages Citizens to Get Outdoors and Active

EL PASO, TEXAS (September 9, 2013) — Playworld, a leading manufacturer of imaginative playground and fitness equipment, today announced its ENERGI Total Fitness System is installed at Veteran’s Park in El Paso, Texas. The city of El Paso Parks & Recreation Department, whose mission is to provide indoor and outdoor leisure services to persons of all ages so they can develop skills, socialize, experience nature, relax and live a healthier lifestyle, purchased the equipment from The PlayWell Group, a local Playworld distributor, to help improve the health and fitness of area citizens.

The new equipment is part of an effort by the city to make exercise more appealing for people of all ages and abilities. Playworld ENERGI uses the latest fitness theories and was designed in accordance with the FITT principle – frequency, intensity, time and type – which is endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. ENERGI includes five stations, which feature three different skill levels, offering a total of 120 exercises. Users are guided through exercises with step-by-step instructions making it easy to build a 15- to 60-minute workout routine with Playworld ENERGI.

“The city of El Paso has made great strides with respect to health and fitness in recent years. However, El Paso is still ranked among the fattest cities in the country,” said Jeff Popeone, owner of The PlayWell Group. “Fitness equipment installations such as this one at Veteran’s Park reaffirm the city’s dedication to providing outdoor exercise areas and decreasing obesity rates.”

Research shows that Playworld’ ENERGI total body fitness system significantly improves strength, speed and flexibility in as little as five weeks. ENERGI features Microsoft Tag, which is like having a mobile personal trainer to provide guidance on the safe and proper use of the fitness system. Users can watch videos from a certified personal trainer to ensure proper form while doing the exercises. Microsoft Tag utilizes 2D bar code technology to connect real world objects to information and interactive experiences via the Tag Reader app on smartphones.

A playground for children ages 5-12 years old is also featured adjacent to Playworld ENERGI.

About Playworld, Inc.
For more than 40 years, Playworld has delighted in igniting joy in people of every age and ability through play and fitness. Based on the belief that The World Needs Play®, Playworld turns dreams into reality with its imaginative, customized commercial playground and fitness equipment. Our innovative product lines – PlayDesigns®, PlaySimple®, Playworld®, Origins™, NEOS®, ENERGI®, and LifeTrail®, to name just a few – are designed to unleash the transformational power of play, and imaginations soar and bodies strengthen along the way. An industry leader, we are first and foremost a family-owned company that cares about our customers as if they were family. Our customers benefit from unparalleled personalized attention from our network of local distributors and our value-added services. We invest significant resources to measurably reduce our impact on the environment. Our aggressive action to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) helped Playworld become the first and only playground manufacturer to have its products Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Silver. We are deeply committed to evolving the world of play by moving beyond accessibility to create truly inclusive play spaces. That’s why we developed the Inclusive Play Design Guide™, a free comprehensive resource that enables the creation of landmark inclusive play spaces.
Come out and play with us. For more information about Playworld, visit PlayworldSystems.com.

About The PlayWell Group, Inc.
Since 1988, The PlayWell Group, Inc. has been the exclusive distributor for ENERGI and other Playworld, Inc. innovative playground, fitness, and site furnishing products in Texas, New Mexico, and Arkansas. For more information visit www.playwellgroup.com.