L.E. Phillips Senior Center – Aerobic Fitness and Dance Floor

Seniors Stay in Motion at Eau Claire Senior Center

Max Tile Aerobic and Dance Flooring at L.E. Phillips Senior Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

By Brett Hart

LE Phillips Senior Center close up Greatmats Max Tile Aerobic Dance FloorWhat better way is there to maintain or regain your youthful vigor than to keep your body moving? The folks at L.E. Phillips Senior Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, have fully adopted that philosophy. Among the numerous activities for its more than 2,000 members ages ”50 and better,” are approximately a dozen fitness classes which take place on Walnut patterned Max Tile Raised Floor Tiles. The not-for-profit senior center, now in its 18th year at its current location on Bellinger Street, purchased the vinyl wood laminate flooring tiles from Milltown, Wisconsin-based specialty flooring company Greatmats in December of 2010. Four and a half years later, Executive Director Mary Pica-Anderson is still thrilled with the decision.

Greatmats Max Tile Aerobic Dance Floor at LE Phillips Senior Center”The floor was easy to put together,” Mary said. ”My husband and I did it. It cleans exceptionally well and has held up to all kinds of usage (five classes per day plus large group lectures as needed) and still looks great!”

Underneath the modular, interlocking raised tiles is a 3mm rubber floor underlayment, also acquired from Greatmats. The rubber underlayment adds much-needed cushion and sound buffering qualities, that make it a perfect multipurpose fit for the center.

Greatmats Max Tile Jazzercise Dance Floor at LE Phillips Senior CenterAmong the fitness classes offered at L.E. Phillips Senior Center are Chair Yoga, Circuit Training, Jazzercise, Pilates, Reflexology, Walking, Strength Training and Tai Chi. Through quality programs and flooring, this Wisconsin facility is set to meet the needs of its community for years to come.

 

LE Phillips Senior Center Aerobics Class using Greatmats Max Tile Aerobic Dance Floor

Mary Pica-Anderson
L.E. Phillips Senior Center
Eau Claire WI 54703
For more on this topic please review our Aerobic Mats and Flooring product page.
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2015 National Aerobics Instructor of the Year Award finalists named

National Aerobics Finalists

Greatmats 2015 Aerobics Instructor of the Year National Finalists Lilyan Wright, Patricia Matthews, Jeannette Rachel and Michelle Flaherty.

Aerobics instructors from all walks of life make up the Final Four contestants in the inaugural year of Greatmats’ National Aerobics Instructor of the Year Contest. These top-quality instructors were nominated by their students and peers for not only their skills in aerobic fitness, but the impact they have had on the lives of those around them through their commitment to integrity, service and quality. The top four nominees hale from the states of New Hampshire, Arizona, Minnesota and Wisconsin and have served to inspire their students and community.

Your 2015 National Aerobics Instructor of the Year finalists are:

(Name, Studio or Instruction Facility, City, State)

Lilyan Wright, Newport Recreation Department, Newport, New Hampshire

Patricia Matthews, Lighthouse YMCA/Tucson Jewish Community Center, Tucson, Arizona

Jeannette Rachle, Owatonna Fitness Center, Owatonna, Minnesota

Michelle Flaherty, Unity Schools, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

Voting will take place on Greatmats’ facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Greatmats/) Nov. 16-30, 2015 and the winner will be announced Jan. 4, 2016. The Aerobics Instructor of the Year Contest is one of four simultaneous contests honoring instructors and trainers from various industries for their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of their students, clients and community. Greatmats congratulates and thanks these instructors for their service and positive influence in the aerobics industry and their community as a whole.

Greatmats is a national aerobic and specialty flooring industry leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats has earned an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and 9.5 TrustPilot rating through its Golden Rule customer service practices. Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources. View all of Greatmats’ aerobic flooring options at http://www.greatmats.com/aerobic-mats.php.

Greatmats to host first Aerobics Instructor of the Year Contest

National Aerobics Instructor of the Year

Recognizing excellence in aerobics instruction, leadership and betterment in quality of life and communities.

Greatmats, a national aerobics flooring industry leader, is hosting its first every Aerobics Instructor of the Year Contest in 2015. The award is to recognize aerobics instructors who have made a difference in the lives of their students and community through service, integrity and quality – three virtues very important to Greatmats. Nominations for this award are being accepted until Nov. 1, 2015. To find out more information about the contest and/or to nominate an aerobics instructor, visit http://www.greatmats.com/gmats-aerobics-instructor-contest.php.

Customer Review-Stay Lock Bump Top Tiles

They say to make money you have to spend money.  Patty W. is living proof that this philosophy can work.  Patty runs a business from her home teaching exercise and needed a good flooring for her workouts classes.

“I use the tiles for a workout floor,” Patty says.  “We do a lot of cardio and it helps my clients who have issues with their joints.  My workouts can be very intense and the flooring supports my workout routines.”

Stay Lock Bump Top Tiles are a relatively new product for us here at Greatmats and we couldn’t be happier with them.  Manufactured in the USA, these tiles are a soft PVC that offers impact cushion and fatigue relief while maintaining rugged durability.   This exercise flooring is perfect for industrial, ergonomic applications as well.  Perfect for aerobic activity, Stay Lock features a unique connection system that holds the floor tiles together tightly and keeps them flat even over concrete or carpeting. 

Patty bought her tiles over time adding them as she went until her room was complete.  “I installed the floor as I purchased the tiles and it may have taken less than two hours total to install.  It wasn’t difficult at all.  The only challenge I had was my fingers got a little tired after a while so I used a small hammer to help press down.”  (We recommend a rubber mallet but, hey, whatever works!)  “Overall, it was a breeze.”

Stay Lock tiles need no underlayment to provide a soft, comfortable workout flooring.  This is a plus because it saves time and money.  The tiles can be easily cut to work around obstructions or uniquely shaped rooms.  The tiles require no adhesives so, not only are they simple to install, they can be taken up and brought with you should you decide to relocate.  The typical lifespan of this type of flooring is twenty years.

So, Patty, would  you buy this product again?

“Not only am I pleased, but so are the members of my class.  I will be buying additional flooring in the near future to cover the entire area and I would recommend this flooring…My original flooring was not doing what I needed it to and it made it very difficult for everyone.  So I had to find a solution and the lockable flooring did the trick and increased my business.

Would you recommend Greatmats to your friends?

“I would recommend Greatmats to anyone!”

Thank you, Patty.  We know that you’ll be happy with your workout flooring for years to come.  It is also nice to know that, if something unexpected happens and a tile or two become damaged, you can pop them out and replace them without having to replace the entire floor.  Decades from now, when your exercise floor has reached it’s end, it can be reground and made into new tiles!

*Cue Elton John’s “Circle of Life” here*

Aerobic Dance Floor

Aerobic Dance Floor interlocking tiles are specifically designed for regular, daily, repetitive usage in commercial athletic facilities.  This aerobic flooring is also excellent for Zumba, Jazzercise, and other types of aggressive workouts.  These tiles feature a rugged surface texture that will withstand the most punishing commercial aerobic applications.

These tiles provide a high quality of commercial-grade surface durability.  This flooring consists of high density EVA foam material combined with rubber content.  This material compound creates a very durable surface texture that is lightweight and durable.  The commercial-grade surface texture is designed to last for many years of commercial use with athletic footwear.
Assembling this aerobic flooring is simple.  These interlocking foam tiles lock together tightly and with ease.  Put your floor together like a giant puzzle.  Edges are easily cut with a straightedge and utility knife for perfect wall-to-wall installation every time.  Once interlocked, the tiles will stay in place and lay flat.  You will not have to worry about your floor “rolling” or shifting around.  Because no adhesive is required for installation, these tiles are a fantastic choice for temporary or non-permanent installations such as a leased studio.   Your exercise floor can be easily installed or uninstalled and transported.
Each Aerobics Dance Floor tile is 40×40 inches in size.  This creates fewer seams in your floor than floors created from smaller 2×2 ft tiles. The 3/8 inch thickness provides all the support and cushion you need for aerobics, step, and dance.  This is true even when this foam flooring is placed directly over a hard floor such as concrete.  You will find this sports flooring provides all the anti-fatigue cushion you need for your customers
Choose between a wood grain look or marble appearance to compliment your exercise studio. 
Contact Greatmats at http://www.greatmats.com – 877-822-6622.

Aerobic Dance Floor Tiles

Aerobic Dance Floor interlocking tiles are specifically designed for regular, daily, repetitive usage in commercial athletic facilities.  This aerobic flooring is also excellent for Zumba, Jazzercise, and other types of aggressive workouts.  These tiles feature a rugged surface texture that will withstand the most punishing commercial aerobic applications.

These tiles provide a high quality of commercial-grade surface durability.  This flooring consists of high density EVA foam material combined with rubber content.  This material compound creates a very durable surface texture that is lightweight and durable.  The commercial-grade surface texture is designed to last for many years of commercial use with athletic footwear.
Assembling this aerobicflooring is simple.  These interlocking foam tiles lock together tightly and with ease.  Put your floor together like a giant puzzle.  Edges are easily cut with a straightedge and utility knife for perfect wall-to-wall installation every time.  Once interlocked, the tiles will stay in place and lay flat.  You will not have to worry about your floor “rolling” or shifting around.  Because no adhesive is required for installation, these tiles are a fantastic choice for temporary or non-permanent installations such as a leased studio.   Your exercise floor can be easily installed or uninstalled and transported.
Each Aerobics Dance Floor tile is 40×40 inches in size.  This creates fewer seams in your floor than floors created from smaller 2×2 ft tiles. The 3/8 inch thickness provides all the support and cushion you need for aerobics, step, and dance.  This is true even when this foam flooring is placed directly over a hard floor such as concrete.  You will find this sports flooring provides all the anti-fatigue cushion you need for your customers
Choose between a wood grain look or marble appearance to compliment your exercise studio. 
Contact Greatmats at http://www.greatmats.com – 877-822-6622.