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Functional furniture which can be used in class as school desks as well as motor skill tracks / Winner at GESS Awards 2020

Gymi Furniture - Activating the Physical Learning Environment - GESS Education Winner 2020

Helsinki, Finland
Gymi Furniture is all about making changes in the physical environment. The idea is to sit less or sit in natural positions (yoga poses), have more movement during the school day and teach children the important motor skills they nowadays are lacking. Use of this furniture brings more joy to learning and peace to class. Movement also enhances cognitive learning and overall wellbeing.
Introduction

Gymi Furniture Tackles the Problem of Inactive Life Style

Christina Nurmi, CEO
“Life's a game - play it!”

Christina Nurmi, CEO

The inactive life style we are facing today is a huge problem which Gymi Furniture tries to tackle. Kids spend a big part of their days at school, and that is why the physical environment in schools plays a big role in their lives. If the physical environment encourages to movement, kids will move, naturally.

The lack of motor skills is another problem - without movement, motor skills will not develop. Without movement and mastering of motor skills, cognitive learning is more difficult. We know that balance skill training has a straight impact on our brain making it easier for us to focus and learn cognitive skills. Gymi Furniture is a way to make moving and balance skill training possible in class and at the same time make sitting in class easier, fun and healthy.

Gymi Furniture was created by Christina Nurmi, founder of Gymi - Kids' and Teens' Health Club chain. After having the health club business for seven years, Christina wanted to bring the movement into places kids spend most of their time: to kindergardens and schools. That's how Gymi Furniture came to be.

Gymi Furniture is now used in several Finnish and Swedish schools and kindergardens and feedback has been very positive. The scandinavian clear cut furniture brings peace to class, enhances cognitive learning, motor skill acquisition and overall wellbeing. 

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Innovation Overview
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Target Group
5 000
Children/Users
2
Countries
2017
Established
For-profit
Organisation
598
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You can purchase Gymi Furniture piece by piece or order a whole classroom set-up. Gymi & Gymi Furniture will guide you to the world of natural movement, motor skill acquisition and functional learning. We know that balance skill training will help the children to focus and learn!
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Balance skill acquisition brought into the classroom
GESS Education Winner 2020: Best Product to Promote Health, Fitness and Sports in the Classroom
GESS Education Winner 2020: Best Product to Promote Health, Fitness and Sports in the Classroom
GESS Education Winner 2020: Best Product to Promote Health, Fitness and Sports in the Classroom
School and Learning Can and Should Be Fun!
School and Learning Can and Should Be Fun!
School and Learning Can and Should Be Fun!
Gymi Furniture Class Room - Teachers' Office Gym!

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