Your equipment is working out well for us! It is an ever present ‘obstacle’ in the gym to play over, under, on, around, etc. in a variety of activities. As an example, I used it this week to make a homemade ‘Gaga pit’ for our students to play Gaga Ball during which they had to had to crawl over, jump over, run/walk along, etc. as they were getting in, out, and around the pit. When we play tag games, it is always there to add opportunities to their chasing and evading.
I have seen our younger students use it at Kaposia and how motivated they are to be moving and active on it while working on their foundational gross motor skills of balance, motor planning, problem solving, sharing, etc.
My students for DAPE are all in the lowest percentile for gross motor skills. Your product allows them to work on balance, vestibular, proprioceptive, gravitational insecurities, motor planning, and motor coordination all while “playing” and working at their level. The planks have grips and are larger, which makes it easier and more successful for my students. They can be flat or rounded to work on different types of balance as well as high or low to work on motor planning. I like that we can do different arrangements and heights to help or challenge students and target different components of motor development. I also like that you can build in fitness components for specific muscle groups using the equipment. It will be shared in the school so instead of shipping it back and forth across the district I wanted a second one for our school of 900 so that my DAPE students, preschool students, and the entire mainstreamed physical education students can benefit from having the system.
"The Railyard Fitness equipment has been such a fun and exciting addition to our PE program. The excitement my students express when they see the Railyard system integrated into our lessons is contagious! Student participation has greatly increased because they see the new activities Railyard provides as a fun way to challenge themselves. This allows students of all fitness levels to be successful, as there are endless activities and modifications to match student needs. This system can open up so many unique opportunities. Whether you want students to work on specific muscle groups or push their limits in a new and safe way. It is easy to add it into a fun game for an extra challenge as well. Railyard fitness is a great addition to any PE program!" Soaring Heights Prek-8
I love my Railyard. My kids love it as well. It works great in all kinds of situations including fitness activities, obstacle courses, balance activities, and my most favorite has been with my Visually Impaired students and EC classes. I had the privilege of doing an obstacle course for our local VI (Visually Impaired) field day and the Railyard was a huge hit with the children and the teachers. It gave the VI students a chance on a balance beam activity. I cant wait to take it back again this year!!!
The Railyard Obstacle Course is an integral part of our Boot camp programs. We have found Railyard to be easy-to-setup, portable, challenging to our clients and a ton of fun. Railyard is a great tool to differentiate your group training from your competition. I recommend it highly for any training business.