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Fitness equipment

Convenient access to varied types of fitness equipment can make regular exercise habits easier to achieve. Aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities each provide unique health benefits, including weight control, lower risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, better bone health, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, and improved cognitive function. Providing equipment that allows for a variety of exercise options can give occupants a wider range of health benefits.

Part 1: Cardiorespiratory Exercise Equipment

Some combination of the following is provided in the interior fitness space free of charge, in a quantity that would allow use by at least 1% of regular building occupants and accompanied by instructions for safe use:

a.27 Treadmills.
b.27 Elliptical machines.
c.27 Rowing machines.
d.27 Stationary exercise bicycles.
Part 2: Muscle-strengthening Exercise Equipment

Some combination of the following is provided in the interior fitness space free of charge, in a quantity that would allow use by at least 1% of regular building occupants and accompanied by instructions for safe use:

a.27 Multi-station equipment.
b.27 Bench-press with a self-spotting rack.
c.27 Full squat-rack.
d.27 Pull-up bar.
Part 3: Age-Appropriate Equipment

Some combination of the following is provided in the fitness space free of charge and accompanied by instructions for safe, age-appropriate use:

a. Pull-up bar.
b. Suspension training equipment.
c. Resistance bands.
d. Free weights.
e. Kettle balls.
f. Inflatable exercise balls.
Cardiovascular
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Muscular
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Applicability Matrix

Core & Shell New & Existing Buildings New & Existing Interiors
Part 1: Cardiorespiratory Exercise Equipment O O O
Part 2: Muscle-strengthening Exercise Equipment O O O
Commercial Kitchen Education Multifamily Residential Restaurant Retail
Part 1: Cardiorespiratory Exercise Equipment - - O - -
Part 2: Muscle-strengthening Exercise Equipment - - O - -
Part 3: Age-Appropriate Equipment - O - - -

Verification Methods Matrix

Letters of Assurance Annotated Documents On-Site Checks
Part 1: Cardiorespiratory Exercise Equipment Owner Spot Check
Part 2: Muscle-strengthening Exercise Equipment Owner Spot Check
Part 3: Age-Appropriate Equipment Owner
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U.S. Green Building Council. Pilot Credit 78: Design for Active Occupants. http://www.usgbc.org/node/4810558?return=/credits/new-construction/v4. Published 2013. Accessed October 17, 2014.

70.1.a

USGBC's LEED Pilot Credit 78: Design for Active Occupants requires equipment to be provided in the interior fitness space and for use by 5% of regular building occupants.

70.1.b

USGBC's LEED Pilot Credit 78: Design for Active Occupants requires equipment to be provided in the interior fitness space and for use by 5% of regular building occupants.

70.1.c

USGBC's LEED Pilot Credit 78: Design for Active Occupants requires equipment to be provided in the interior fitness space and for use by 5% of regular building occupants.

70.1.d

USGBC's LEED Pilot Credit 78: Design for Active Occupants requires equipment to be provided in the interior fitness space and for use by 5% of regular building occupants.

70.2.c

USGBC's LEED Pilot Credit 78: Design for Active Occupants requires equipment to be provided in the interior fitness space and for use by 5% of regular building occupants.

70.2.d

USGBC's LEED Pilot Credit 78: Design for Active Occupants requires equipment to be provided in the interior fitness space and for use by 5% of regular building occupants.

70.2.a

USGBC's LEED Pilot Credit 78: Design for Active Occupants requires equipment to be provided in the interior fitness space and for use by 5% of regular building occupants.

70.2.b

USGBC's LEED Pilot Credit 78: Design for Active Occupants requires equipment to be provided in the interior fitness space and for use by 5% of regular building occupants.