The former French rugby international has created a smart, free, open-air sports area for the Principality, on the Rainier III embankment
The former French rugby international has joined the sports wellness revolution with his company Vivacity, which develops sports stations all over France. For the Principality, Chabal has created a special e-version of the sport station dubbed Monamove, with sports gear to help users train more effectively. … This new sports station and the Parkour area, located on the New Embankment at Esplanade Stefano Casiraghi, was officially inaugurated on 12 December 2019 in the presence of Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, Frédéric Genta, Country Chief Digital Officer, and former French rugby international Sébastien Chabal.
The new outdoor smart sports station is free to access, taking advantage of digital technology to help users get moving and get the full benefit of their sporting activity. Backed by Extended Monaco and a central plan of the Smart City programme, it has been created for the well-being of Monegasques and residents. Connected to the MonaMove mobile app, the station enables users to measure their physical activity in real-time with sensors installed on each piece of equipment, and personalise their training regimes with theme-based programmes and exercised created by Sébastien Chabal (muscle building, posture, stretching, etc.).
The station has 18 pieces of equipment in total, along with a complete weather station (temperature, humidity and air quality).It is 100% self-powered, by a solar panel.
The 300 m2 Parkour Area is aimed at youngsters (from 5 years and over), enabling them to discover the spectacular modern discipline created in the 2000s, inspired by Luc Besson's "Yamakasi". Children and teens can climb and make acrobatic jumps using the equipment installed (Gibbon cage, rails and balls for precision jumps, cube for vaults and Tic-Tac jumps, etc.). They can use a flashcode to access Parkour videos.
"The Parkour area, which enables youngsters to practise urban free running safely, is part of an approach aimed to developing facilities for young people", explains Marie-Pierre Gramaglia.
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