Chris Rutten & Lars Hellemons

We are Chris Rutten and Lars Hellemons. As graduating physiotherapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen, we have always emphasized the major importance of physical activity for general wellbeing.

This point of view was the basis for our bachelor thesis: "The exercise garden". An exercise garden is a good tool to encourage residents of nursing homes to engage in more physical activity. In our exploratory study, we used behavioral mapping to assess the current use of an exercise garden. Results of this study can be found here: