28 Feb 2022
Why Use Synthetic Gym Turf HIIT Workouts
Gaining popularity in the world of exercise is high-intensity interval training workouts or “HIIT” workouts. As the name suggests, HIIT exercises are high-impact, focusing on pushing the pace for cardio in shorter intervals. This routine usually includes more running and jumping than the typical workout plan. While HIIT is an effective way to burn more calories and increase endurance, it can cause physiological problems without the proper floor.
Gym turf flooring is one way to help patrons experience the positive results of this intense type of training while simultaneously mitigating the harmful side effects. At Echoing Green, we are trusted artificial grass suppliers for applications including turf for gyms.
Constant jumping can be tough on the hips, knees, and ankles. Landing on a hard surface sends shock waves back up through the legs, and over time it can lead to muscle and joint pain. Installing turf for gyms or a designated HIIT area in your facility, you can equip your intense interval trainers with the flooring to reduce joint pain and muscle injury. Gym turf installed by Echoing Green uses a tried and tested under padding, Echo Play, that absorbs the shocks from high-intensity activities.
Beyond jumping and running, intense workouts often also include running, agility training, and dragging heavy objects like tired or large weights. It’s vital that patrons maintain good control of their bodies when participating in these types of activities. Otherwise, they risk twisting ankles or slipping and falling. Compared to traditional gym flooring, turf for gyms creates a durable, non-slip surface that enables better traction during sharp turns or heavy lifting. Well-draining gym turf flooring helps wick away liquids from the surface to reduce accidental slips and falls from sweat or spilling water bottles.
Bacteria & Disinfection
Disinfection and sanitization at the gym are essential to maintaining a healthy and inviting environment. While most of the community participates in wiping down equipment like weights, benches, mats, and machines at the gym, flooring is usually not considered, despite some HIIT exercises like crunches, push-ups, and burpees taking place on the ground. With turf for gyms, it’s easy for staff and patrons to maintain a sanitary and clean environment. Gym turf flooring from Echoing Green is installed with Microban technology that fends off bacteria and other contaminants. The superior draining qualities of artificial turf help minimize water for bacteria to fester in. To add another layer of protection, you can stock up on disinfectant AquaKlor from the Echoing Green online store. This gym turf flooring disinfectant is a non-toxic, environmentally-friendly turf cleaner that easily deodorizes and disinfects turf.
Durability & Longevity
In some cases, HIIT exercises can quickly destroy flooring when the wear and tear from repeated jumping or running add up. Using an inferior surface, these activities can result in physical damage that reduces their effectiveness and benefits to the body. On the other hand, artificial turf for gyms is durable, lasting over a decade even when enduring repeated high impact usage.
Find out more about artificial grass from Echoing Green for your gym.