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How to Select a Location for Outdoor Fitness Equipment

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Have you decided to add outdoor fitness equipment to your park or school campus? Since you want people to use the equipment, you need to choose the perfect location for the whole set. Here are three tips on selecting the perfect spot.

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Promote a Healthy Work Environment With an Office Bike Rack

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Encouraging your employees to substitute driving to work with biking to work has numerous benefits for everybody involved. As an employer, your goal is to supply your team with a rewarding environment that promotes the best possible work conditions. Outdoor Bike Rack

Adding bike racks to the outside of your office building and outlining the advantages of commuting to work by bike provides your staff with the information needed to make an educated decision on how they can best help themselves and the company they work for. Make the transition easy by providing your staff with safely located outdoor bike racks allowing secure storage without interrupting the workplace.

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Bringing the Classroom Outdoors

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Mount Pleasant Middle School has received a $5,000 grant to establish a Garden Lab and Student Center adjacent to its butterfly garden and hummingbird habitat. The middle school was among 1,000 schools and parent organizations to receive a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant in 2007-08, given to school improvement projects.

The outdoor classroom, which will consist of a patio, outdoor tables and seating to accommodate about 30 students, will be in the shade of three large trees adjacent to the garden. Principal Sam Treadaway said the project would be of great value to students as they study the natural world.


Worthington Direct offers great products for outdoor use by Ultra-Play and Southern AluminumOutdoor tables and benches are available in a variety of colors and can stand up to the harshest of climates.  When bad weather occurs, students can continue learning about science indoors with Science tables and stools from NPS, Inwood and Allied Plastics.  Visit www.worthingtondirect.com today for all of you school furniture needs.

The middle school received a $1,000 grant last spring from N.C. Beautiful to establish the hummingbird habitat and butterfly garden so students could gain a sense of environmental awareness. “When it’s warm, it’s quite pleasant out there,” said Don Smith, the teacher who wrote the grant. “It’s just a good place a teacher can take his or her classroom out and either work on some botany or biological sciences or read and have a lesson.” Continue reading

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