Synthetic Turf Applications Gain Popularity in Fitness & Wellness Facilities
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Posted by: Terrie Ward, Synthetic Turf Council
ATLANTA, GA – With the New Year comes much attention to the
number one resolution – get in shape
and lose weight. Many fitness and
wellness facilities are selecting synthetic grass for their weight training and
workout rooms because of its resilience, durability, sound absorbing qualities,
and good looks.
"While synthetic turf is typically identified with athletic fields or
landscaping, many health clubs, wellness facilities, hospitals and senior living centers are
beginning to use synthetic turf to enhance the safety and attractiveness of
their facilities, and to make them more accessible to the disabled,” said Rick
Doyle, President of the Synthetic
Extreme Sport Facilities
Oakland Raiders player, Jared Veldheer recently opened his PowerStrength
Training Systems facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Veldheer and Performance Coach Mark Ehnis
created the facility to help athletes unleash their full physical and mental
potential. Together, they determined
that synthetic grass would be the best solution for all of the heavy sled
pushes, and agility and movement drills that take place in the gym.
"With all of the daily usage, the artificial grass still looks and feels
great,” noted Veldheer.
Ken Karmie of ForeverLawn worked with Veldheer to complete the
installation at the sports facility. "We
are honored that Jared Veldheer chose SportsGrass by ForeverLawn as the turf choice for PowerStrength,” said
Karmie. "We designed the synthetic turf
for performance and durability, which is the perfect combination for Jared’s
Specialized Fitness and Recreation Facilities
A growing number of companies are installing synthetic grass for innovative
and specialized fitness and wellness applications. Google recently contracted with Heavenly Greens in San Jose, California to install synthetic
grass in its wellness center for its employees.
To give their patients and residents an outlet for all-weather and low
maintenance recreation and fun, Scripps Hospital in San Diego, CA, Heritage
Point Senior Living in Walnut Creek, CA, and a nursing home in Ft. Worth, TX
turned to SynLawn in Dalton, GA to install synthetic grass
People are finding new and creative ways to take advantage of the
many benefits of synthetic grass. It’s a
big reason why synthetic grass for landscape and recreation use has become the
fastest growing segment of the market.
About the Synthetic Turf Council
Based in Atlanta, the Synthetic Turf Council was
founded in 2003 to promote the industry and to assist buyers and end users with
the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field,
golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications.
The organization is also a resource for current, credible, and independent
research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf.
Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance
providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material
suppliers and other specialty service companies. For more information,