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Facility Feature: Artificual Turf PowerStrength Training Systems, Grand Rapids, MI

By On Deck Sports
October 6, 2016

Installing Turf & Rubber Flooring at a Functional Fitness Facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Many of the top gyms across the country are installing artificial turf and rubber flooring to create a more efficient, diverse workout experience. Some gyms and facilities might throw down turf and call it a workout area - but the best gyms cater their facility to functional fitness. These gyms cater their workouts to quick, impactful movements that maximize the experience for their athletes. PowerStrength Training Systems in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is taking functional training to the next level with their facility that they worked on with On Deck Sports. Mark Ehnis, the founder and owner at PowerStrength, worked closely with Mike Kalell from On Deck Sports to deliver a second-to-none workout area with turf and rubber flooring to the Grand Rapids area. "We have a blue-collar mindset so we selected the turf and flooring to match that," Ehnis said when asked about how he and Kalell were able to come up with the right turf and rubber flooring  for the gym. "Simple, effective, and high-quality." PowerStrength settled on Arena turf, but added a custom look to their gym by selecting a black turf over the traditional green. Not only did the black turf fit the look and feel of the facility, it made for a cohesive look with the black rollout rubber flooring. This look fits the mission of PowerStrength Training System - a dedicated staff and facility that are there to work hard with the athletes and achieve results. "When Mark called he explained to me the look he imagined for his new facility," Kalell said when asked about working with PowerStrength. "After a few conversations on the different options and his color scheme for the facility I came to the conclusion that the best fit for him was our Arena turf, not in green, but in black. This gives him the look and feel of natural grass that used to only be able to be found with a grass style product that required rubber infill," Kalell continued. "This product does not require any of the rubber infill, however, and was much easier to install and maintain. Arena turf gives Mark a leg up on his competition and solidifies his facility as the spot to train whether it is for a specific sport or just personal health." Arena turf is the premium turf product for strength and conditioning facilities. The high quality turf is resistant to wear - making it the ideal turf for sled pulls, tire flips or any other functional fitness workouts. "Since installed we have had hundreds of clients and athletes on the turf performing sprints, sled drags, jumps, and throws and it has held up great," Ehnis said when asked about the turf. "It has great traction for agility and quickness drills and has the right padding for landing from multiple jumps and sprints." 

Matching Arena Turf with Custom Cut Rubber Flooring

Aside from the turf, we custom cut rubber flooring rolls to fit the area around the turf. Our expert team cut the rubber flooring to the exact specifications needed in PowerStrength Training Systems. We have the ability to custom cut and install any turf and rubber flooring to make sure your facility looks its best. "The products have been durable under heavy use," Ehnis said when asked about the experience of working with On Deck Sports. "The quality service Mike provided made the transition between facilities easy and headache-free. It was nice working with an expert I could trust and who was looking out for my best interest."