Nation’s Top Personal Trainers to Compete for 2017 Title

Greatmats National Personal Trainer of the Year Award Nominees

Milltown, WI – A high-profile field of personal trainers will find themselves in a new position Nov. 16-30 when they will be the ones getting cheered on and motivated by their adoring fans. This group of trainers, which include TV personalities, social media influencers, beauty pageant trainers, and even senior citizen motivators have been nominated by their peers, fans and community members for the 2017 National Personal Trainer of the Year Award in honor of making a positive impact on their respective communities. The award, presented by Greatmats, is part of Greatmats 3rd Annual National Award Series recognizing trainers and instructors who best represent the virtues of Service, Integrity and Quality.

Greatmats National Personal Trainer of the Year Award

Supporters of these seven personal trainers, and their efforts, will take part in a social media vote on Greatmats Facebook page Nov. 16-30 to determine the two finalists for the award. Greatmats will choose the finalist that it feels best represents those three qualities to be named National Personal Trainer of the Year. The winner will receive his/her choice of gym flooring or a cash option, courtesy of Greatmats.

This year’s nominees represent five different states. The nominees are:

California

Cassey Ho of Pop Pilates and Blogilates fame,

Jen Widerstrom best known for her work on the hit reality show The Biggest Loser

 

Nebraska

Shannon Olberding of Corkeldings Fitness in Atkinson

 

New York

Steve Tanen of Transformation Fitness Studio in Staten Island

 

North Dakota

April Lund of Gold’s Gym, and

Miss America trainer Thea Jorgensen, both working out Bismark

 

Texas

Senior Citizen trainer Ted Hart of Frisco Lakes in Frisco

 

Learn more about the 2017 National Personal Trainer of the Year Award and how to vote for your favorite trainer at https://www.greatmats.com/gym-floors/greatmats-national-personal-trainer-of-the-year-award.php.

As part of the National Award Series, Greatmats is also presenting awards to to Martial Arts Instructors, Cheerleading Coaches, Dog Trainers, Horse Trainers and Dance Instructors. Learn more about the National Award Series at https://www.greatmats.com/greatmats-national-instructor-of-the-year-awards-series.php.

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Greatmats brings National Award Series into 3rd Year of Honoring Instructors and Trainers

Greatmats National Award Series LogoMILL TOWN, WI – Greatmats is in search of trainers, instructors and coaches from across the nation who embody the essence of community service, customer service, integrity and quality in the industries of dance, martial arts, personal fitness training, dog training, horse training and cheerleading.

If you know someone who fits the bill, nominate him or her for one of six awards included in Greatmats 3rd Annual National Award Series. The winner of the award will be given the choice of $250 in new mats/flooring or $150 in cash.

The Martial Arts Instructor of the Year Award is part of Greatmats 3rd Annual National Awards Series, honoring instructors, trainers and coaches who have made a positive impact in their communities.

Greatmats Annual National Dance Instructor of the Year Award LogoThis year’s awards include:

National Dance Instructor of the Year

  • In its third year, the National Dance instructor of the Year Award contest has had nearly 2,700 votes cast over the first two years. Previous winners include Rosanne Vavasis and John Culbertson.

 

Greatmats Martial Arts Instructor of the Year Award LogoNational Martial Arts Instructor of the Year

  • In its second year, the National Martial Arts Instructor of the Year Award Contest witnesses more than 1,300 votes cast in its inaugural year which resulted in Grandmaster Bryant Harrell being named the 2016 winner.

 

 

Greatmats National Personal Trainer of the Year Logo

National Personal Trainer of the Year

  • 2017 marks the first year for the National Personal Trainer of the Year Award Contest. In 2015, Greatmats offered the National Aerobics Instructor of the Year Award, which has been expanded this year to include all personal trainers and fitness coaches. The 2015 Aerobics instructor of the Year was Jeanette Raichle

 

Greatmats National Dog Trainer of the Year LogoNational Dog Trainer of the Year

  • In its third year, The National Dog Trainer of the Year Award Contest has also had approximately 2,700 votes cast in the first two years, resulting a back-to-back victories by Jeremy Joseph Brown.

 

 

Greatmats National Horse Trainer of the Year LogoNational Horse Trainer of the Year

  • Also in its third year, the National Horse Trainer of the Year Award Contest. The 2016 contest, won by Jessica Moctezuma, generated more than 1,400 votes.

 

 

 

Greatmats National Cheer Coach of the Year LogoNational Cheerleading Coach of the Year

  • In its second year, the National Cheer Coach of the Year Award Contest, has an overwhelming popular inaugural showing with 26 nominees and nearly 4,000 votes cast. Amy Beth Klopf was named to 2016 winner of the award.

 

Learn more about Greatmats National Award Series at https://www.greatmats.com/greatmats-national-instructor-of-the-year-awards-series.php.

Geneva Rubber Floor Tiles

For commercial gyms and health clubs, our Geneva Rubber Tiles are an excellent flooring option.  This durable, commercial grade, interlocking rubber floor tile is available in thicknesses from 1/4 to 1/2 inch in a 3×3 ft tile size.  All the tiles in this series are center tiles with interlocking tabs on all four sides.

Typically used to protect the floor from exercise equipment such as treadmills or stationary bikes, rubber flooring is also the top choice for most facilities for keeping the floor safe from free weights.  Rubber is a hard surface that can take a beating.  However, please note that if you’re looking for a soft surface for aerobic activities, you would probably be happier with a softer product such as foam or one of our modular tiles.

Greatmats Geneva Rubber Tile 8mm Color FlecksIn most scenarios, a rubber tile thickness of 8mm is sufficient protection for your floors.  For walkways and areas where there won’t be weights dropped, you can usually get by with 1/4″ rubber.  However, if you are looking at an area where heavy weights (100 lbs or more) are going to be dropped repeatedly, you will want to go with a thicker option.  1/2″ rubber is usually the choice for those situations.

This interlocking rubber flooring tile option is an excellent choice for large scale commercial projects for a couple reasons.  It is easier to install rubber tiles than rubber rolls.  They aren’t as heavy and do not require a glue or tape-down application because the interlocking edges will keep the floor solidly together.  Over time, the seams between tiles will actually begin to fade to the point where they become very hard to see.  These tiles are better than our smaller 2×2 tiles for larger installations because fewer tiles means less installation time and fewer seams..  

Greatmats Rubber Tile 3/8 Inch Color FlecksThe Geneva rubber floor tile series is our stocked line of 3×3 ft interlocking rubber floor tiles in standard colors and thicknesses, choose 8 mm for the best value.  It is only one millimeter thinner than 3/8″ tiles but is less expensive and you will not notice a difference in the performance of the product.

Because the interlocking design for the Geneva series of rubber floor tiles is a universal interlock design, you can spin the tiles in any direction and attach them to another tile.  This is particularly helpful when trying to piece the final few tiles in on a wall-to-wall installation.  Universal interlock tiles usually yield the least amount of material waste.  You can easily cut these rubber tiles for a custom wall-to-wall installation in your home gym or in large scale commercial installations. 

Greatmats Rubber Tile 1/2 Inch BlackTo determine how many tiles you need, measure the walls in your room.  Enter those dimensions in our convenient online floor planner and it will calculate the tile count for you.  If you’d rather, give one our representatives a call and we can help you to decide how many rubber floor tiles to buy.

Geneva floor tiles are available in six colors.  They are made in the USA of recycled content.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Geneva Rubber Tiles-3×3′

Designed for larger, commercial applications, the Geneva interlocking rubber flooring tile series is our stocked line of 3×3 ft interlocking rubber floor tiles.  These rubber tiles are available in standard colors and thicknesses from 1/4 to 1/2 inch in a 3×3 ft tile size. 

Great for commercial gym areas, these tiles are designed to protect the floor from the wear and tear of everyday weight lifting and exercise machinery.  In most situations, an 8mm or 3/8” thickness is best for weight areas.  1/4” is sufficient for walkways and other traffic areas.  For places where heavy weights (100 lbs or more) are consistently dropped to the floor, you may want to go with a 1/2” rubber for extra protection.
Standard colors for this rubber flooring product are as follows:
1/4” tiles are available in 20% colors.  8mm and 3/8” product comes in black as well as a 10% color fleck.  1/2” tiles are available in black.
The best value we offer is our 8mm thickness.  This is (roughly) 1mm thinner than our 3/8” product and you won’t notice the difference in performance between these two tile thicknesses.
The connection edges for these rubber floor tiles is a universal interlock design.  This means that the interlocking system is not dependent on which way the tile is oriented for the sides to connect to another tile.  This handy feature will maximize tile usage yielding the least amount of material waste.  Easily cut these rubber tiles for a custom wall-to-wall installation in your home gym or in large scale commercial installations with a sharp utility knife and a straightedge.
Interlocking rubber floor tiles are nice because, unlike some other flooring options, they require no adhesive for installation.  Simply piece the tiles together like a giant puzzle and you’re done.  If you decide to relocate, you can simply pack them up and take them with you.
To clean your rubber flooring, simply sweep and mop with a damp mop. 
Call our friendly and professional customer service team with any questions, to request samples or a volume quote.   This in-stock products ship within 2 working days!

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Color Plus Tiles



Home gyms are enjoying a boon of popularity.  This can be attributed to a number of different factors: 
The cost of equipment is coming down while its quality is increasing.  More and more people are deciding to take the money they would spend on a commercial gym membership and investing it in their homes.  The membership, along with commuting costs, can be easily transferred into their own basements. 
Also, the distractions that come with working out in a public place are eliminated. 
Combine all these reasons with the fact that many people are embarrassed to start training in front of strangers and you have a recipe for a large home gym groundswell.
Along with this surge of home gym usage, more people are concluding they need rubber flooring to protect the surfaces of their floors.  All it takes is a dumbbell dropped on a few ceramic tiles and you have a problem on your hands.
An excellent product for home and commercial gym flooring, our Rubber Tile Color Plus will make your space look great.  This product is truly state-of-the-art.  Its tensile strength is four times stronger than most gym flooring products on the market today.
The unique color options and top texture design are not found in any other products.  Molded from SBR rubber, this tile is constructed to present a seamless look when installed.
Great for weight rooms and home gyms, this product is also great for walk areas in ice arenas, golf pro shops, locker rooms, animal care facilities, trade show booths, and batting cages.
Corners and borders are beveled or ramped down.  For a wall to wall installation, you will want to order center tiles.  The sizes of these tiles vary:  center tiles are 2 ft x 2 ft.  Borders measure 1 ft x 2 ft.   Corners cover three square feet each.  All tiles are 3/8” (9mm) thick. 
These gym floor tiles feature a non-slip surface.  They are available in nine dynamic colors sure to match your décor.  Color Plus Tiles are made in the USA.
To install this gym floor requires no adhesive.  Simply interlock the edges together like a giant puzzle and you’re done.  For wall-to-wall installations, you can simply cut the tiles as necessary with a sharp utility knife.

To clean your gym flooring, use a neutral PH cleaner – such as Taski Profi.
This product is shipped via freight delivery.

 Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Customer Review-Rolled Rubber

“I am extremely elated and I would most definitely buy from Greatmats again.”

-Don R.
Don chose 3/8” rubber rolls.  He used this rubber flooring to design a fitness center in his basement.  Don attended the National Academy of Sports Medicine to become a personal trainer and it has always been a dream of his to own a fitness center and train clients. 

We’ll let him tell his story:

“I wanted the flooring to be durable, flexible, comfortable, and compliment the red and black color scheme of the equipment…I researched some home gym flooring companies online and at brick and mortar…I decided to use Greatmats flooring rolls…the flooring is solid, sturdy, and does not shift when training.”

Rolled rubber is a great option for home gym flooring where weights and exercise equipment is going to be used on a regular basis.  Interlocking rubber tiles are more common for home applications because they’re easier to install and require no adhesives.  This makes the flooring easy to transport if you decide to change locations and want to bring your rubber flooring with you.  However, rolled rubber is less expensive and is often found in commercial applications.   Since Don is using his basement fitness center as a business, it makes sense that he would go this way with the rubber flooring.
Don goes on to say, “when friends, family members, and potential clients visit my fitness room, they say the flooring looks really nice.  One friend who I showed the pictures of the flooring to indicated that it looked professionally done.  The installation went perfectly as explained by Tina (one of our customer service reps).  Thanks, Tina, for your superb advice.  It took 3-4 hours because I wanted it done neatly…the most rewarding part of this project: I saved over $2500 by purchasing the flooring and doing it myself…the website elucidated and depicted the different styles of flooring, percentage of coloring and method of how to request the sample.  I thought it was convenient to get a written quote that included the shipping freight and the total cost…the main reason I purchased my material from Greatmats was because of the superlative customer service, knowledgeable customer service associate, quality products, competitive prices, and concise written quotes.  Moreover, without the rubber flooringmy training room would be incomplete.  I appreciate your company assisting me in achieving my long term goal.”
So, Don, would you recommend Greatmats to your friends?
“Yes, with a favorable endorsement!!!!1”

Thank you, Don.  We’re glad you’re happy with your rubber flooring.  We’re sure you’ll enjoy it for many years to come. 

Our rubber flooring products are available in various roll and tile sizes and types.  Be sure to check through your options to determine the product that it best for your unique application.  Do you have questions?  Don’t hesitate to contact one of our customer service representatives and we’ll help you decide the best product for you!
Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Gym Floor Mats Ergo

Gym Floor Mats Ergo is an excellent matting system great for high traffic areas.  These soft and supportive gym floor tiles offer excellent ergonomic and anti-fatigue properties.
Ergo mats are available in eight different colors.  They are smaller than most common gym tiles.  Dimensions of these tiles are 20”x10” with a thickness of 9/16”.   Each tile covers 1.35 square feet.  They are very lightweight (just 24 oz. each).  This makes them easier to install and move than many gym flooring products including rolled rubber.
Gym Floor Mats Ergo are attractive and will make your gym floors look great.  The interlocking design makes installation simple-no glues are required.  Just snap them together and you’re done.  Low profile minimizes the risk of tripping and edge ramps are also available on request.  The surface of these tiles is designed specifically to provide extra traction.
Made of a combination of rubber and flexible PVC, these tiles are supple and soft.  They make a nice floor for a variety of aerobic exercises.  These gym flooring tiles also provide sound dampening qualities.
Easy to clean: Just clean with water and soap and you’re done.
These tiles are guaranteed for five years.
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Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.