In the immediate vicinity of Prague Castle, a training centre for artistic gymnastics and TeamGym has been established. SPIETH Gymnastics has realised this 400 m² gymnasium in cooperation with a local construction company. The project started with the initial architectural plans and ended with the final installation of the various items of equipment and areas to meet the requirements of the local club and owner of the gym, SK Hradčany. It took three SPIETH technicians and three weeks on site to build this new training facility. Three large foam pits underline the gym’s function as a pure gymnastics training facility.
The pits enable the athletes and coaches to learn and train new elements and landings with as little risk as possible on eleven items of apparatus. The large, individually designed gym floor measuring 14 x 18 m is the centrepiece of the gym, with all the other equipment arranged around it. During the development of the gymnastics concept, the focus was on avoiding different floor levels and creating as large a training area as possible for athletes. Originally, the structural concrete floor was already constructed at four different heights. 90 % of the floor area has now been levelled to a height of +20 cm, including all mats and equipment. Maximum training space has been created for all users of this gym, allowing them to concentrate even more on their routines and exercises during training.
Essential for the successful realisation of such a large project is the effective coordination of all the involved parties throughout the process. The training centre of the local club SK Hradčany is a fine example of successful cooperation of all participants and underlines the expertise of SPIETH Gymnastics GmbH as one of the leading brands and makers of high-quality gymnastics equipment and training facilities in gymnastics.