World Gym Cheektowaga & Niagara Falls
Locations: Depew & Niagara Falls, New York
Product: Regupol® Aktiv™
Area: 37,960 square feet
Installation: Thor Performance Products, www.thorperformanceproducts.com
If you ask what Mark Messina thinks about Regupol Aktiv, he has a simple answer. "It's an amazing product." Messina, President of the iconic brand World Gym, has found the perfect flooring solution for his ever-expanding line of fitness centers. The last two new construction products, roughly 27,000 square feet each in total, use anywhere between 17,000 and 20,000 square feet of Regupol Aktiv. Cheektowaga and Niagara Falls New York are home to these facilities, and the response from local gym goers has been fantastic.
"Our athletes love the product," says Messina. "We get a lot of compliments, they say it looks so clean, and everyone wants it for their own basement or garage." Messina couldn't be happier with the results, as he needed something that would be durable and attractive, yet easy on the athlete's bodies. In a separate facility, he has had rubber flooring down for 12 years without a single issue, so he knew that Regupol Aktiv was the perfect fit.
Installed by Thor Performance Products, Mountainville, NY, the new flooring system was an extremely cost-efficient altnernative to carpeting and other sports flooring systems. "It's really durable, and the price is competitive. For slightly more than carpet, which wears out in only two years, we use the rubber flooring which will last virtually forever," professed Messina. Not only is the durability a plus, but the fact that it gives the gym a custom look, while being slip-resistant and environmentally responsible make it a homerun for World Gym.
Does Mark Messina want to include Regupol, especially the Aktiv line, in future expansion plans? "Absolutely."