Once considered a somewhat nondescript commodity, fitness flooring is increasingly being thought of as an essential piece of health club equipment. Today, flooring doesn’t fade into the background—it performs.
“When it comes to sports and fitness surfacing, it’s no longer one type fits all,” says Andy Bogart, the vice president of sales operations for Ecore. “Now, flooring is being custom-designed to support particular activities.”
As members’ demands and club’s responses have changed—migrating, for instance, to functional, small-group, HIIT, and CrossFit formats—manufacturers have responded with inventive and sophisticated products.