Studio flooring was originally designed with dancers in mind, meaning the floor had an element of spring to it. However, over the years the fitness industry has evolved for this type of flooring to be used for a variety of sports including martial arts, yoga/pilates, indoor cycling class and much more. Not to mention the increase of use in weight lifting areas. It is therefore highly important that the flooring is flexible enough to absorb the impact from these forces and also provides a safe area to perform these exercises.
Creating a new fitness studio space can be challenging, you’ll be working out the class schedule to finding the right décor and then finding the perfect studio flooring. If you are offering boxing or mixed martial arts, you will need a floor that can withstand constant wear. Fitness flooring is easy to clean and offers a shock absorbing quality to reduce the risk of injury. With cardio and aerobic exercises, you may benefit from a floor that offers a slight spring to it. With students jumping or pushing off the floors throughout workouts you’ll want to ensure comfort and giving gentle impact on the joints. Ensure that your floor is providing you with support for your feet. The leading cause of injury is through an ankle injury which is often due to the flooring system used during exercise. If you can easily pinch the flooring with your hands and it feels soft, it won’t provide you with the correct support for your feet. With the easy locking system that resembles a large puzzle, you’ll easily be able to install the flooring yourself.