- Gym Name: Reebok CrossFit One
- Location: Canton, MA at Reebok World Headquarters
- Sport(s): CrossFit
- Dollamur Customer Since: 2012
- Dollamur Mats Used: Flexi Roll
- Gym Highlights / Accolades: Located at Reebok World Headquarters and home to many high level CrossFit athletes including CrossFit Games athlete Austin Malleolo, Jennifer Smith, Kelley Jackson and Team Reebok CrossFit ONE
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Gym Name: Power Sports!
Location: College Station, TX
Sport: Gymnastics, Cheer, Dance
Dollamur customer since: 2014
Dollamur mats used: Blue Flexi-connect carpeted Mat.
Gym highlights/accolades: Power sports @ college station is brand new, installing a Dollamur Flexi-connect blue mat to complete their stellar facility. Take a look and if you are in the college station area; stop by and see them. More info here
From Box Pro Magazine.
Dollamur Sport Surfaces announced it has renewed its partnership with world-renowned Jason Khalipa for 2015.
The 2008 CrossFit Games Champion, Khalipa has six top-10 finishes and has been referred to as the “Fittest Man on Earth.” In addition to his resume as a competitor, he also owns and manages 20 CrossFit Boxes worldwide through the Bay Area’s leading Affiliate, NorCal CrossFit. A three-time Team USA CrossFit member, Khalipa launched his CrossFit career in 2006 and has participated in seven CrossFit Games since 2008.
Recently, Dollamur and Khalipa collaborated to develop the GO Mat. Made in the USA, it provides more cushioning than a typical fitness mat, making it great for pushups, planks or crunches at home. Using Flexi-Roll® technology, the lightweight surface rolls up quickly for easy storage, transforming any space into a fitness room.
From the patch.com
Dollamur Sport Surfaces has been named official mat of the Minnesota High School Wrestling State Championships in late February.
Industry Leader Committed to Safety, Quality at Elite Tournaments
(FORT WORTH, Tex.) – Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world’s largest manufacturerand distributor of high-performance sports surfaces for wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, fitness, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – announces it will serve as the official mat supplier for the 2015 USA Wrestling Nationals and 10 high school state championships.
The highest level of competition for high school athletes, Dollamur will once again provide mats to USA Wrestling Nationals. In late March, this prestigious event will take place in Las Vegas for boys and Oklahoma City for girls.
Additionally, Dollamur is providing its high-quality mats to high school state wrestling championships in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Tournaments begin in mid-February through the first weekend in March.
“Over the last 20 years, Dollamur has led the mat manufacturing industry in innovation,” says Dave Miller, Dollamur’s Wrestling National Sales Manager. “Several high school state championships have even directly benefited from significantly reduced injuries when competing on our mats.”
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.
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 meets 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 651.600.4279.