The power of exercise: The need for exercise in prisons, correctional facilities, detention centers, halfway houses, reform schools, rehabilitation centers, juvenile detention centers or any institution that houses people for extended periods of time cannot be emphasized enough! A regular program of exercise, using the right exercise equipment, benefits both inmates and the institution:
- Protects against many chronic diseases so reduces health care costs.
- Lowers blood pressure and improves heart health.
- Aids in weight management.
- Reduces feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression.
- Helps reduce boredom.
- Can improve an inmate’s attitude and behavior.
- Can help reduce anger and aggression
- Improves quality of sleep.
Providing a safe and effective workout area, and encouraging its use, will often improve an inmate’s mental and physical health; reducing your healthcare costs and helps in the rehabilitation process.
Regular exercise also improves cardiovascular health, strength, balance, flexibility, agility, endurance and coordination…and doing so outdoors has additional positive effects on an inmate’s attitude. A workout in fresh air proves to help ward off depression, decreases anger and aggressive tendencies, reduces stress and anxiety, alleviates boredom, and works as a natural antidepressant.
A daily break from being enclosed can do wonders for an inmate’s mental and emotional health, affecting not only their quality of life, and therefore their behavior.
SuperMAX bodyweight outdoor fitness equipment is the perfect answer to creating a workout space that is also safe. SuperMAX is an all-welded system with no moving parts that could be separated and used to harm other inmates or personnel. Whether you manage a prison, a detention center, reformatory, jail, or any type of correctional facility, SuperMAX is the solution you have been looking for.