HB Fitness using Greatmats Plyometric Flooring

HB Fitness owner loves the tackiness of Greatmats Plyometric Rubber Flooring

Today we’re here with Jason Loesch of HB Fitness in Minneapolis, Minn. Jason has installed our plyometric flooring in his training facility.

Greatmats Plyometric Rubber Rolls”I really love doing ladder drills because it’s a good combination of the plyometric work and stopping and starting skills,” Jason said. ”I like the tackiness of the floor.”

Plyometric flooring is guaranteed for a full five years. This flooring offers unmatched durability and performance.

”Clients really love the protection that they’re getting when they’re jumping,” Jason said. ”We do a lot of jumping skills and it saves on their knees.”

It’s designed to withstand the explosive repetition of rigorous workouts.

”Installation was extremely easy,” Jason said. ”I was surprised how easy it was – took the roll, lined it up at the end of the room and rolled it out. Once I got this in, my clients were just astonished!”

Jason Loesch
HB Fitness
Minneapolis MN 55419
For more on this topic please review our Gym Floors product page.
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Fitness Coach Karl Streit – ShokLok Home Garage Gym

CrossFit Competitor/Coach Brings Training Convenience Home

By Brett Hart

Thirty-four-year-old fitness coach coach Karl Streit has been involved with CrossFit training for four year and has coached at multiple gyms in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area.
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When he and his wife, Tess, moved into their new how, Karl was able to include a garage gym into plans for their new space, with Tess’s support.

”Tess and I both really enjoyed working out when we met,” Karl said. ”We tried to find something that kind of met both of our needs and interests and CrossFit seemed to be a good fit. Obviously, I was very much into it at the time. Tess had her own lifting program. We started going to the gym together and one of the things we like was just being able to share that time working out.”

Training at least five days per week, 2-4 hours per day, Karl was excited to have the convenience of not having to drive to the gym every time he wanted to workout.CrossFit coach Karl Streit weightlifting with Greatmats ShokLok Rubber Floor

When looking for flooring for CrossFit training, he knew he wanted a rubber surface, and there were a few important features that stood out as must-have’s for Karl.

  • 1. Impact absorption – to protect his concrete floor from dropped weights.
  • 2. Non-abrasive surface – top protect his skin when doing floor based exercises.
  • 3. Not too soft – to allow for maximum output during power-based lifts.

 

Shok-Lok Rubber Gym Floor Tiles from Greatmats fit all those criteria and more.

”Delivery was really easy,” Karl said. ”It showed up on a truck. I signed for it. That was as difficult as it got.”

Admitting he doesn’t fit the bill as a handyman, Karl was also pleased to find that installation of the rubber tiles was equally as easy.

CrossFit coach Karl Streit installing Greatmats ShokLok Rubber Floor

”This was very straightforward and simple. It didn’t really require a whole lot of tools. Everything snapped together very easily, and I was done with it in maybe 20 minutes at the most.”

Once the Shok-Lok tiles were installed, he continued to be impressed with his choice, noting that despite have no glue, nails or significant subfloor prep work, the tiles did not shift.

”This is great,” he said. ”It offers enough friction that I’m not moving around at all. I’m also not tearing up my hands when I’m doing push ups and hand stands. … You don’t get the cushy feel where you’re losing power when you’re cleaning and snatching. … Dropping weights on this really doesn’t affect the flooring below it.”

CrossFit coach Karl Streit with Greatmats ShokLok Rubber FloorKarl Streit lifting kettlebells Greatmats ShokLok Rubber Floor

Karl Streit
Woodbury MN
For more on this topic please review our Cross Fit Training Flooring product page.

24×70 Fitness Mats

These days, most of us already know the importance of exercise.  Not only does it reduce the risks of frightening killers like heart disease, it gives you more energy and helps you to look better by keeping the fat off and your muscles toned.  In fact, it turns out that exercise also makes you smarter and happier.  According to Harvard Medical School psychiatrist John Ratey, author of the book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, “Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning.  Even 10 minutes of activity changes your brain.”

Which is well and good but it can be very difficult to find time to go to the gym.
Introducing the Fitness Mat 24×70 from Greatmats.com.  It’s an excellent little portable mat that you can unroll and use just about anywhere.  It is great for college students or working adults who don’t have a great deal of space or time for exercise. These fitness mats provide anti-fatigue properties so exercising on them is more comfortable than the floor.  Made from EVA foam, they are lightweight and easy to carry around.  Fitness mats are waterproof and non-slip.  They are also lead and latex free. 
Designed to withstand daily use, this mat is great for floor exercises and floor stretching as well as yoga.  It is a full 5/8″ thick and comes in blue or black. Roll it up when you’re done and you can stand it in the corner or the closet for quick and easy storage.  Fitness mat 24×70 comes with free shipping to the lower 48 and is currently on sale at Greatmats.com (55% off!) 
Contact Greatmats at http://www.greatmats.com – 877-822-6622