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The best way to describe Railyard Active Play is for you to close your eyes and transport yourself back to when you were 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 years old. You are playing on the Jungle Gym, monkey bars, a pile of rocks, mound of dirt, on a log or some old tires. Can you see it? You have no inhibitions or restrictions. You duck, jump, crawl, climb, leap, and roll around on whatever it is, and your creativity allows
you to make up each move as the challenge presents itself. You don’t know you’re not supposed to be able to do these things, you just do them. I’ll bet this has brought a smile to your face, hasn’t it?
That’s Railyard Active Play!

Railyard Active Play on an obstacle couree or in nature is fundamentally designed for youth physical development. Children who engage in this unique, tried and true exercise program will reap the extraordinary benefits. This is highly effective exercise and fitness designed by PLAY. The movements you used for physical play as a child are the same movements that, when executed as illustrated in this manual, provide the superior results of Railyard Active Play. These movements have been used by humans throughout history; from prehistoric man to our more
recent ancestors who ran, jumped, crawled, climbed and leaped as a part of daily life. Their ability to utilize these talents allowed them to survive their physically demanding and dangerous environments.
Luckily, we don’t have to outrun predators today for survival. However, the design of the human body has not changed. A body with a history of Active Play will give you the ability to traverse the world in a
much more fluid, prepared state of being and wellness, whether that means playing sports or putting something up on a shelf.

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