Siskiyou YMCA


This last year, the Yreka YMCA in Oregon saw their plans for an expanded facility come to realization as work on a new wing of the Y was completed. The additions include new spaces for group exercise, aerobics, dance, yoga, and senior fitness. It also included an expanded cardio and strength floor. We were proud to have a part in this project to provide solutions for their fitness center needs, which included flooring needs. Each room of the renovation had unique circumstances and thus required a unique flooring solution, which we were able to provide with Ecore Athletic Flooring. As an essential piece of equipment, the flooring choice had to be just right for the room to be successful.

The group exercise room needed multi-use wood flooring that was free floating and provided great performance for the large variety of programs that would be held in that space. Ecore Boen Oak flooring met that need.

For all their common areas and lobby, a flooring that could survive high traffic volumes was needed. The Sportweave product provided the perfect durability (and not to mention look) for these areas.

On the strength floor, the Y wanted to make sure their main fitness area would allow for floor-based training (such as power cleans, dead lifts, etc.), so they needed a floor that could durably withstand bumpers and high impact training. However, the same space also needed to be suitable for senior fitness. Monster allowed the flexibility and versatility needed, with just the right shock absorption, give-back, and acoustics that make this flooring ergonomically beneficial for all ages and exercises.

To make room for more low-impact fitness, the dividing wall between the fitness area and the old aerobics room was removed. The challenge came when the Y wanted to still preserve the wood flooring from the old aerobics area. The interlocking tiles, which do not need to be glued to the floor, proved to be the solution, thus protecting the wood floors and giving them the space they needed.

The locker rooms were another large expansion in the project. The Y wanted locker room flooring that was slip resistance, maintenance friendly, and safety rated. Aqueous met that criteria so well that is was not only used on the floor, but also in the showers, which made the look of the room flow nicely.

In the end, flooring is equipment. The success of a space hangs on the effectiveness of the flooring. A combination of the provided flooring and equipment led to this beautiful new expansion that surely will be enjoyed to the full.

If you would like any more information about Ecore Athletic flooring, please reach out to one of our reps, and we’d be happy to chat about athletic flooring that can add to the value of your facility’s fitness offering. Additionally, you can visit Ecore’s website by clicking here.

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