Posted on: May 4th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Not every exercise facility owner wants wall-to-wall exercise flooring. There are times folding exercise mats are the ideal solution to fill the need for exercise mats for either stretching out, performing certain calisthenics [like crunches on a hard floor], or even practicing some yoga; folding exercise mats have been around for decades are still terrific when padded flooring isn’t available or practical.
And people aren’t the only ones in need of special mats. Exercise equipment should be placed on non-slip, protective mats, such as when you’re using a treadmill, you’ll want to use a treadmill mat, especially if your treadmill isn’t in your home or on a rug; stationary exercise bikes—as all exercise equipment—should also be placed on appropriate mats for safety, stability, and protection.
Posted on: May 3rd, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Looking for exercise mats and accessories for your school gym, karate studio, or the local YMCA? Unless your needs are rather small, and you’re not too picky about quality and goods that will endure, don’t go shopping for ANY type of exercise, yoga, or other training mats—even stretching mats—at your local super center that also happens to carry sporting goods or that has a small section of their store devoted to sports apparel—you know which ones we’re talking about here…they also have a grocery section, along with clothing, lawn and garden…you get the idea.
If you’re the one who has been assigned to outfit an exercise facility—if you’re not the owner or head manager, that is—your best bet is to shop online. For instance, if you’re looking for weight lifting gloves, resistance tubes or resistance bands, interlocking foam tiles, or rolled rubber flooring [pictured here] to provide the right kind of flooring, you can be sure to find what you need here.
Posted on: April 30th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
With the invention of 2’ square, interlocking foam tiles, the world of exercise mats and exercise flooring blossomed into a safer, more energizing, and more attractive world, to say the least! How so? Well, for example, it used to be, in a high school gymnastics program, large, bulky, foldable mats were slid together—or stacked—to provide floor space that was suitably safe for tumbling and practice of other activities where falls are inevitable.
Nowadays, since the advent of the tough, durable, firm-yet-sufficiently “springy” foam flooring tile, gymnasts can tumble with greater vigor, spring with more bounce, and the shock absorptive qualities of the foam are ideal to protect against hard falls where even harder floors lie underneath. And if the space to be filled is especially large and spacious, 4’ square, EXTRA jumbo interlocking gym flooring will be perfect to get the job done and lay down that much-needed protection.