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Posted on 6/18/2020
Across the nation gyms, studios, dojos, summer camps have entered various phases of reopening (or preparing for) and welcoming students back into action.  Alongside the joy (and relief) of seeing students again is the additional responsibility of thoughtfully planning toward keeping children and communities safe during these unprecedented times.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve gotten many calls from coaches and owners asking a myriad of questions about sanitizing equipment, and suggestions for meeting social distancing guidelines of keeping kids safely spaced while moving… not an easy task!

We’re here to help.

Here’s a compilation of some of the most frequently asked questions about sanitizing and equipment care.

Cleaning Tumbl Trak Products

Q: What’s the best way to clean Vinyl Covered Matting or Air Products?

A:  All Tumbl Trak Vinyl Mats can be cleaned with soap and warm water.  

  1.  In a bucket or bin, mix warm water and mild soap

  2. Scrub the affected area (vinyl Tumbl Trak product) very thoroughly

  3. Rinse the soapy surface or wipe with a wet cloth

  4. Dry the surface with a dry cloth

  5. Let sit until completely dry

  6. Click this link HERE for instructions on how to use a SAFE bleach solution as an added disinfectant.  (Be sure to test this bleach solution on a small area first)

Q:  What is the best way to clean a Tumbl Trak Bed?

A:  All Tumbl Trak Beds, (except Transition Beds) are to be cleaned with soap and water using a mop.

  1. In a bucket or bin, mix warm water and soap.

  2. Using a mop, scrub the top of the Tumbl Trak with soap and water mixture.

  3. Use a dry mop or dry cloths, absorb as much water as possible.

  4. Let the bed dry completely before using it.

Q: Denim or cloth covers like Pit Pillows or Home Practice Mat are designed to go in the wash.

  1. Gently remove the cover from the foam.

  2. Refasten the zipper or Velcro prior to placing in the washing machine. Do not use bleach.

  3. Air dry, or use the delicate cycle in a dryer.

Creating Space in your Space

Q: What are your recommendations for items that will help students to stay socially distanced from each other.

A: Coaches and teachers are challenged with the thoughtful task of keeping active students a safe distance away from each other.  At the Preschool level, some have coined this type of classroom management akin to “herding kittens”.  But, with some creative markings, and well-spaced stations, you may be closer to achieving this difficult task.

VELCRO markers:   Many gyms and programs have carpet bonded foam matting that accepts hook velcro markers.  Use Tumbl Tape, Velcro Numbers, Hands and Feet or Velcro Mat Fastener anywhere students will need to be given directions to wait in line or space themselves out.  Giving students a visual marker on the floor will help them to know where the safe boundaries are.

Self Space MakersWhen we created the Build a Mat we had no idea it would be so useful for creating safe space between athletes.  These individual “tumbling mat” panels can be tossed anywhere and everywhere kids need a place to land, literally.  Two lengths and many colors to choose from, including one carpeted panel.  Down the road, use the 4-sided Velcro to attach the panels together in a myriad of creative ways!

Micro Stations:  Coaches are used to innovating creative stations for skill development but now stations provide a great amount of organization for students to keep good distance.   Smaller items like Sectional Balance Beams at 4 foot long allows students to practice balance skills individually, or, a 3 foot Hot Spot provides built-in personal space.