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Graduation Show - Public Private

Exercise through Navigation

3D viewing room
Exercise through Navigation: bench
Chris König
This project is part of Graduation Show - Public Private


Exercise through Navigation shows how we can integrate more exercises into our daily routines.


You are standing on the train platform when the sign flashes ‘five-minute delay’. Instead of waiting, you do a micro-workout, balancing along a backrest like a beam. Meanwhile, fellow commuters along the platform are doing curl-ups on hybrid fitness benches. Modern life, with its sedentary habits, poses an increasing risk of lifestyle diseases. Despite this, many people feel they don’t have the time, energy or motivation to exercise. But what if you could fit the necessary workouts into your daily routines? By developing multifunctional gym furniture, and workout tutorials based on existing public spaces, Mathijs van Gageldonk reframes the train station as a hub for healthy habits.

“I wandered the city looking for public spaces where I could integrate exercise into daily routines.”