If you were one of the more than 16,000 people attending the ISSA Tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV, no doubt you flew into the city, landing at McCarran International Airport and passed what is considered the best gym in Vegas.
Driving in, you may have noticed the sprawling University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) campus. This is the largest college campus in the state, with more than 30,000 students and a faculty topping 7,000 professors, teachers, and administrators.
One of the most important buildings on the UNLV campus and one of the busiest, used by students, educators, and open to the public, is the school’s 184,000 square foot The Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Apparently, the Center is loved and appreciated by many. Check out these student reviews:
“This has got to be the best gym in town. There are four floors, racquetball courts, indoor basketball and volleyball courts, soccer courts, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, cardio
machines, a track, and plenty of weights. Plus, they offer classes like daily yoga, judo, kickboxing, and even dance. There are plenty of showers [and] you can also rent out equipment like balls to play the sports you desire.”
Dare I say it? Pardon my use of superlatives, but this might very well be the BEST gym in this city.
Man, what a gym! Even through the years, it has remained pristine and increasingly equipped with state-of-the-art machines. The custodians are always cleaning, the staff is friendly, and if you avoid peak hours, you’ll be in and out in no time. Be sure to check out the Rebel X group fitness classes, too! They’re free.
Why Its the Best Gym in Vegas
This last review caught our attention.
Not only is this possibly “the BEST gym in the city,” it is apparently “pristine” and one of the cleanest as well. And that’s where Willie Mattos, Custodial Supervisor of the facility and Kaivac come in. With a staff of 15, Mattos and his crew oversee the cleaning of the entire Center, which, along with its many amenities, includes 26 showers and several restrooms.
As you can imagine cleaning such a large, busy, and should we add, “sweaty” location, can be a challenge, especially when it comes to the showers and locker rooms. However, Mattos has found a fast and effective way to address this challenge. “We use the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning® system.”
With these machines, the Center’s custodial workers apply automatically metered green-certified cleaning solution to all surfaces and fixtures to be cleaned. The areas are then pressured rinsed, essentially blasting away soils and contaminants, which are then vacuumed up by the machine.
According to ISSA, this cleaning method takes only about half the time of traditional cleaning methods – mops, buckets, sprayers, and rags – and independent, scientific tests report it is as much as 60 times more effective.
We should also add that Mathos is no fan of mopping floors and adds it just does not work in Nevada. “We have hard water, so mopping leaves mineral deposits [on floors]. Kaivac machines remove soil, water, and suspended minerals, so along with better cleaning, there is no mineral buildup.”
On our tour of the Center, with Mathos proudly pointing out its many amenities, he added one more thing he asked to mention.
“Cleaning is hard, monotonous work, and at times can be overwhelming. But Kaivac empowers us to get our work done fast and professionally, with less worker fatigue, and what is very important to me, fewer health hazards for my staff.”
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