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Softfloor Floors LA Fitness In Free Weights Mats

LA Fitness are a leading chain of gym clubs in the UK. Trevor Kidd, manager of gym properties and facilities at LA Fitness, approached Soft Floor UK to fit the free weights areas with a heavy-duty rubber mat that would provide club members with a solid and sure-footed free weights workout area.

The floor mats were to protect the main sub-floor from free weights and dumbbells being dropped by members and also needed to provide a stable & supportive anti-slip flooring for athletes to workout in comfort and safety.

The average floor area was 100 square metres with a combined use of isometric machines and free weights. Many of the free weights areas were on an upper floor in the gym building, so shock absorption and sound proofing was an important factor in addition to the main criteria and use of the mats as a solution to LA Fitness unique situation.

We presented several samples from our heavy-duty range of matting and LA Fitness chose GYMGUARD, our 1m x 1m x 17mm thick solid rubber interlocking mat. This mat is heavy duty NBR rubber, with a studded underside and a smooth amoebic top layer for comfort. The mats are easy to fit and secure due to their interlocking design.

So far LA Fitness have completed 10 free weight areas in their gyms with more scheduled for 2013.