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Innovation: Floor show

With members stuck at home, now’s the perfect time to plan some cost-effective upgrades to your clubs. Suppliers explain how a flooring refresh could help attract members back in-club as the pandemic eases

Published in Health Club Management 2020 issue 4
2020/475632_281835.jpg
2020/475632_281835.jpg
Escape Fitness
Paul Lipscombe
"The best idea is to refresh what you already have" - PAUL LIPSCOMBE
How can flooring help gyms bounce back after lockdown?
After spending so long in isolation, people are going to yearn for that community spirit we have in the fitness industry.

Creating effective group exercise or fitness programme flooring is going to be a massive trend, as people will want to engage, train together, challenge each other and enjoy the community feeling of classes rather than exercising alone in traditional CV or free weight areas.

What are your tips for a cost-effective flooring upgrade?
The best idea is to utilise what you already have. Use line marking on existing rubber or vinyl to refresh or add colour, or use a different colour 4mm rubber laminate over existing floors to save having to replace the whole floor.

Be creative with floor markings and inspire your members
Pavigym
Kenny Wattam
"Look at impermeable and anti-bacterial flooring" – KENNY WATTAM
How can flooring help gyms bounce back after lockdown?
Showing members that you’ve got their health and safety in mind is really going to help them decide to invest in you. Social isolation has become a buzzword recently, and creating isolated spaces and independent workout spaces is going to make users more comfortable when returning to the gym. Doing this through markings on impermeable, easy-to-clean, antibacterial flooring is a simple and cost-effective way to do it.

What are your tips for a cost-effective flooring upgrade?
The best way to think about flooring is as an investment, and investing in the safety of members is always a safe bet. Look at impermeable and anti-bacterial flooring in order to offer a cleaner and safer environment than your competitors.

For functional zones, the best markings are those that are built into the flooring. They don’t rub off or stick out, and won’t absorb any dirt or liquids. We’re expecting that group training will undergo a huge change after this pandemic, so think about either leaving bigger spaces between each work station, or maybe adding extra floor markings so that users aren’t sharing floor space during workouts.

Show members that you have their health in mind by creating defined spaces
The best markings are those that are built into the flooring
Tips from TVS:
Functional training can involve dynamic movements utilising multifunctional rigs, kettle-bells, slam balls, battle ropes, sleds and even tractor tyres. It’s important that floor finishes in these training zones provide adequate protection to the structural slab as well as sufficient grip and cushioning underfoot.

Use products that are made from high quality recycled rubber mixed with EPDM colour granules, and bound together with a polyurethane elastomer. These products are comfortable for customers to walk on and absorb impact and room noise.

Use products made from high quality recycled rubber
Tips from PaviFLEX:
Functional training markings allow members to experiment with a variety of speed, reaction, coordination, agility, balance, rhythm and strength exercises.

Use functional training circuits made with insertions of the same rubber in different colours, so the markings will never disappear.

Functional training markings allow members to experiment with different exercises
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With members stuck at home, now’s the perfect time to plan some cost-effective upgrades to your clubs.
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features

Innovation: Floor show

With members stuck at home, now’s the perfect time to plan some cost-effective upgrades to your clubs. Suppliers explain how a flooring refresh could help attract members back in-club as the pandemic eases

Published in Health Club Management 2020 issue 4
2020/475632_281835.jpg
2020/475632_281835.jpg
Escape Fitness
Paul Lipscombe
"The best idea is to refresh what you already have" - PAUL LIPSCOMBE
How can flooring help gyms bounce back after lockdown?
After spending so long in isolation, people are going to yearn for that community spirit we have in the fitness industry.

Creating effective group exercise or fitness programme flooring is going to be a massive trend, as people will want to engage, train together, challenge each other and enjoy the community feeling of classes rather than exercising alone in traditional CV or free weight areas.

What are your tips for a cost-effective flooring upgrade?
The best idea is to utilise what you already have. Use line marking on existing rubber or vinyl to refresh or add colour, or use a different colour 4mm rubber laminate over existing floors to save having to replace the whole floor.

Be creative with floor markings and inspire your members
Pavigym
Kenny Wattam
"Look at impermeable and anti-bacterial flooring" – KENNY WATTAM
How can flooring help gyms bounce back after lockdown?
Showing members that you’ve got their health and safety in mind is really going to help them decide to invest in you. Social isolation has become a buzzword recently, and creating isolated spaces and independent workout spaces is going to make users more comfortable when returning to the gym. Doing this through markings on impermeable, easy-to-clean, antibacterial flooring is a simple and cost-effective way to do it.

What are your tips for a cost-effective flooring upgrade?
The best way to think about flooring is as an investment, and investing in the safety of members is always a safe bet. Look at impermeable and anti-bacterial flooring in order to offer a cleaner and safer environment than your competitors.

For functional zones, the best markings are those that are built into the flooring. They don’t rub off or stick out, and won’t absorb any dirt or liquids. We’re expecting that group training will undergo a huge change after this pandemic, so think about either leaving bigger spaces between each work station, or maybe adding extra floor markings so that users aren’t sharing floor space during workouts.

Show members that you have their health in mind by creating defined spaces
The best markings are those that are built into the flooring
Tips from TVS:
Functional training can involve dynamic movements utilising multifunctional rigs, kettle-bells, slam balls, battle ropes, sleds and even tractor tyres. It’s important that floor finishes in these training zones provide adequate protection to the structural slab as well as sufficient grip and cushioning underfoot.

Use products that are made from high quality recycled rubber mixed with EPDM colour granules, and bound together with a polyurethane elastomer. These products are comfortable for customers to walk on and absorb impact and room noise.

Use products made from high quality recycled rubber
Tips from PaviFLEX:
Functional training markings allow members to experiment with a variety of speed, reaction, coordination, agility, balance, rhythm and strength exercises.

Use functional training circuits made with insertions of the same rubber in different colours, so the markings will never disappear.

Functional training markings allow members to experiment with different exercises
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http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/2020/617632_286202.jpg
With members stuck at home, now’s the perfect time to plan some cost-effective upgrades to your clubs.
Pavigym, Escape Fitness, TVS Flooring, PaviFLEX,gym flooring, functional fitness,
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Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
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Online,
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