In 2000, the ASU Gymnastics team was forced off campus due to the demolition of their facility at the Physical Education Department. After spending 5 years off campus at a local gymnastics club, the ASU team raised almost 2 million dollars to build a state of the art training facility on campus.
In late 2005, after a year of construction on the building, it was finally time to install the equipment. US Gym Products aided in the installation and design to overcome a few problems with the gym designs. US Gym Products installed and assisted in the design of the bar attachments. In addition, US Gym Products built and designed the spring floor retention system.
This custom retention system is critical in ensuring the spring floor does not shift and move out of alignment with the deep foam pit. It must also not interfere with the working of the spring floors. It was particularly complicated at one of the floors corners where the deep foam pit was built. Two extra boards were placed on each side of the corner and cut on a diagonal to give a wide take off point into the pit. The floor retention system could not interfere with the floor at this edge. Designing and installing the retention system at this end took great care and ingenuity. Some of the equipment required installation of custom cut padding. Everything about this facility is custom and state of the art. Through their collaboration with US Gym Products, the ASU Gymnastics Team has a training facility that rivals any gymnastic facility.
With a state of the art five camera, two Plasma TV computer controlled system, the team can watch themselves as they train. This system can record on a DVD, or record then replay on a loop, or replay live on a timed delay. The cameras are adjustable so they can pan and zoom in on various equipment to view different angles on every apparatus. The stereo system is no less impressive, boasting the ability to play different music in the locker room, gymnastics area and training room at the same time. This system can access music from CDs, DVDs, I-PODs and computers in all three areas at the same time. Or it can play the same music in all three areas from one source. All of the features from the cameras to the stereo in the main gym can be controlled via a master remote control.
US Gym Products is proud to have been a part of bringing this facility together. It is a premier example of a top rated college training facility for one of the best programs in the country.