Tag Archives: #Fitness

  • Dollamur's GymOTW - American Top Team - Coconut Creek

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    Location:  Coconut Creek, FL

    Sport: MMA, BJJ, Self Defense, Fitness, and Martial Arts

    Dollamur Customer Since:  2016

    Dollamur Mats Used:  Swain Mats and  FLEXI-Roll® Mats with FLEXI-Connect® and FLEXI-Roll® Wallpads

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    Gym Highlights/Accolades:  The American Top Team has a 40,000sq.ft. facility with full locker rooms, showers, and saunas. They have over 6,500 sq.ft. of mat space, with a designated weightlifting area, and cardio machines. There is a Pro Shop and a room for after school programs.

    Ricardo Liborio is the Co-Founder and Head Instructor. He's the 1996 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World (Mundial) Champion, a 3x Brazilian National Champion, and a two time medalist of the Abu Dhabi Submission Tournament. Mr. Liborio was voted NAGA Coach of the year in 2005, and he was inducted into the NAGA Grappling Hall of Fame.

    Multiple World Champion and MMA fighters train at the American Top Team facility like UFC Champion Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, Hector Lombard, former UFC Champion Junior Dos Santos, Tecia Torres, UFC Championship contender Amanda Nunes, and Bellator Champion Will Brooks.

     

    More information here.

     

  • Dollamur's GymOTW - Pettis Martial Arts

    Gym: Pettis Martial Arts

    Location: Saint Francis, Wisconsin

    Sport: Martial Arts and Fitness

    Dollamur Customer Since: 2015

    Dollamur Mats Used: FLEXI-Roll®

    Gym Highlights/Accolades: Home gym of former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis and UFC Fighter Sergio Pettis.

    More information here.

  • Dollamur's GymOTW - Midtown Krav Maga

    Gym: Midtown Krav Maga

    Location: Memphis, TN

    Sport: Krav Maga

    Dollamur Customer Since: December 2014

    Dollamur Mats Used: Puzzle Mats

    Gym Highlights/Accolades: Krav Maga offers life-changing fitness with the added challenge and benefit of learning a practical, effective self-defense system.  Combining world-proven self-defense with an intense system of conditioning, Midtown Krav Maga brings the best of a Martial Arts studio and a gym into one facility.

    Testimonials: December 2014- "Before I bought my mats from Dollamur, I shopped pretty extensively getting samples from several dealers. When I ordered from Dollamur I was confident I was getting the best pad for the money. Their 1" pad was thicker than another brands's 1" pad and cheaper. My salesperson Troy gave helpful service and the process was simple. I'll be back at Dollamur when we expand into our big dream location. Our school is primarily Krav Maga and kick boxing but we also do fitness training. Every aspect of our training area has been enhanced by adding a padded floor. A+"

    July 2015- "We've used the 1" puzzle mats for 6 months at our Krav Maga school. First I'd like to state that we train in gym shoes at my Krav Maga school - no barefoot training. The 1" puzzle mats have held up great under training with shoes. In fact, I like them better now that they're broken in a little. There is a minor waxy finish on the mats from the factory which wears off with use making a perfect traction surface. Users concerned by the slick surface when they're first installed will see that go away with use. They're also softer now that they're broken in, making a perfect cushion for fall breaks and light ground work. We don't do wrestling or judo throws such as hip tosses but we do leg sweeps and fall breaks and light ground work and it's perfectly comfortable for that. The surface is "puncturable", but we drop dumbbells and kettle bells on the pads with no punctures. Where there has been punctures it doesn't affect the performance of the pad at all. I'm 100% satisfied with the 1" puzzle mats for our purpose."

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    More info here.

  • Dollamur's #GymOTW - CrossFit One Nation

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    Gym:  CrossFit One Nation

    Location:  Needham, MA

    Sport:  CrossFit

    Dollamur Customer Since: 2014

    Dollamur Mats Used: Flexi-Roll®

    Gym Highlights/Accolades: 10,000 sq ft of CrossFit awesomeness!  Head Coach:  CrossFit Games Athlete, Austin Malleolo.

    More info here.

     

     

     

     

     

  • How to Choose Yoga Flooring For Your Studio

    Yoga Bar.How to Choose Yoga Flooring For Your Studio

    By Heidi Sonju

    When opening a yoga studio, the process is daunting. There are so many options – from location, paint colors, lighting, hiring teachers and so on. However, choosing a yoga surface may be the most important decision you make.

    Proper yoga flooring is an essential component to a positive experience. As an owner, there are multiple factors you need to consider such as comfort, cost, durability and the type of practice your studio will promote when choosing your flooring. This helpful guide will ensure you end up with the surface that fits your practice, values and budget.

    Safety

    When choosing a floor, safety should be your main concern. Yoga is practiced directly on the floor and should be free of all odors, nails and other defects.

    More often than not, studios install flooring not designed for yoga use, such as carpet or wood. This leads to a variety of safety problems, including unstable and slippery footing, abrasiveness and minimal shock absorption. Not to mention the odor you will have with carpet and the splitting of the hardwood floors from extreme use, moisture and heat.

    Proper flooring provides your clients enough space to move freely on a slip-resistant platform to ensure stability in more advanced poses. Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) has applied these ideas to its new yoga flooring system. The easy-to-install, wall-to-wall surface maximizes studio space with an anti-skid layer to ensure clients’ hands and inversions do not falter.

    Dollamur yoga flooring is available in ½”, ¾” and 1” thickness to create a superior shock-absorbing platform useful for clients trying inversions or older clients with joint issues, yet photo 1meets the aesthetics need for hardwood.

    Sanitary and Cleaning Considerations

    Your yoga floor should be chosen with cleaning and sanitary considerations in mind. Having a surface not easily and thoroughly cleaned can result in a multitude of problems. Such issues include mold, fungi, odor and increased possibilities of contracting STAPH infections.

    The floor should not absorb water nor stay wet for long periods of time. Look for a surface that allows for evaporation and features anti-microbial properties. Finally, be sure your flooring does not release particles, filaments or harmful outgases. The goal should be to provide a dust-free, less toxic and hypoallergenic yoga practicing environment.

    Style of Practice

    If you practice Bikram or hot yoga, you need a floor that can withstand the heat nor expand or contract with higher temperatures. Also, make sure your flooring system will not separate in the heat, which can cause bubbling and cracking on the yoga mat surface.

    Durability

    When choosing a flooring system, the largest deciding factor – other than general cost – is value. Are you getting what you paid for? Is the surface environmentally-friendly? Does it have a special design or surface texture? Does it come with a limited product warranty? It is important to get answers to these questions before moving forward.studio

    Time to Shop

    Knowing what you are looking for in yoga flooring is very important. This guide is designed to point you in the right direction and help find the perfect surface for your practice, priorities, lifestyle, values and budget.

    Happy shopping and, as always, “Namaste.”

    About Heidi Sonju

    Heidi is a certified ACA Fitness personal trainer and the Yoga Manager for Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur), the largest global manufacturer, and distributor of high-performance competitive sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, MMA, fitness, gymnastics, cheerleading and other activities. Dollamur mats are proudly made in the USA.

    To contact Heidi: heidis@dollamur.com, 651.600.4279.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Dollamur Sports Surfaces & Swain Mats Help Honor Fallen Heroes at the 2014 Navy SEAL Memorial Challenge

    Over this Memorial Day weekend, Dollamur Sports Surfaces & Swain Mats (a Dollamur company) helped support and honor the U.S. Navy SEALs by taking part in the 2014 Navy SEAL Memorial Challenge. We gladly donated the mats used during the event’s Special Fitness Workout honoring Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy and all Naval Special Warfare (NSW) fallen heroes. Eighty-nine athletes, including Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, and former special operators participated in the workout to honor and represent the 89 Fallen Heros that the NSW community has lost during training and combat missions since September 11, 2001. Participants helped raise money for the Navy SEAL Foundation, which provides immediate and ongoing assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. We were so honored to have been given the opportunity to participate in such an amazing fundraiser that helps support the families of these fallen soldiers. Here are a few pictures that Costolo tweeted out from the event:

    In addition to the fitness workout, the athletic fundraiser also included the Tribute Cup Golf Tournament and BBQ reception at Half Moon Bay Golf Links at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

    Dollamur is already looking forward to participating in next year’s event and the opportunity to support our fallen heroes and their families!

    To learn more about the 2014 Navy SEAL Memorial Challange please visit www.navysealmemorialchallenge.com and to learn more about the Navy SEAL Foundation please visit www.navysealfoundation.org.

    More social media posts from the event:

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