Gone are the days of people going to the gym strictly to lift weights and run on the treadmill. The health and fitness industry has evolved substantially over the last several years, creating what seems like a million different choices of gyms for people to choose from. With spin studios, CrossFit, boot camps and traditional fitness centers, how are you going to set your gym apart from the competition?
The answer is artificial turf. More and more gyms today are utilizing turf for their training surfaces, and here’s why.
Synthetic turf has real safety benefits for those using it. There is a padding layer beneath the turf that absorbs the shock of a fall and is more forgiving on athletes’ joints than the traditional black rubber floors, which is especially important with the rise in popularity of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts. Additionally, the turf provides the traction necessary for many plyometric exercises, thus reducing the likelihood of injury.
It’s time to switch out your boring, monotonous workouts for new, exciting ones. How can you do that? With new exercises and equipment. With turf, athletes can run sprints and do other conditioning exercises on a surface similar to their sports fields, thus helping them prepare more efficiently for the upcoming season. You can also push or pull the weighted sled on a turf surface, which has recently become a staple part of many athletes’ workouts. The turf is also a softer surface to place a yoga mat on to stretch, do ab exercises or practice yoga.
Synthetic turf is a very strong surface and can withstand the wear and tear of just about any exercise you want to do in the gym. It can handle ball slams, rope slams, box jumps, sled pushes, burpees and dropped weights without any cracks, indentations or any other signs of damage. Plus, it requires little maintenance from gym staff which winds up being cost-effective for your gym.
There’s no denying that the sight of green turf is more attractive than a plain black rubber floor across the entire gym. Plus, you’re able to customize your gym turf so it’s consistent with your specific gym brand and colors.
Synthetic Turf Installation & Maintenance in Boston, Woburn, Cambridge & Lowell, MA
Interested in installing synthetic turf in your gym? Turf Prep offers a wide variety of synthetic turf surfaces for your indoor gym. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services and to get a quote for your space. Turf Prep can be reached by calling 1-877-774-TURF or by filling out our online contact form.