The centre started with 2 float tanks and increased to 3 before the business was forced to relocate to nearby Thrale St in 2001. With nearly 3500 sq ft of basement space the business opened with 6 PODs and expanded to 9 PODs by 2008 making it the largest float centre in the world.
The business was again forced to move in 2015 to its current 2000 sq ft location in Vauxhall which now houses 4 PODs.
In 1998 Pete co founded Leisure Float Ltd a manufacturing company which revolutionised the float industry with the introduction of the i-sopod float tank.
Over the last 24 years Pete has inducted thousands of people to floating and installed 100's of PODs across the globe. He has also worked with Olympic athletes and the US military.
A true pioneer of the industry few people possess a similar level of experience. Pete is also a qualified fitness instructor and has a passion to educate athletes on the benefits of flotation worldwide.
“When I first got into float therapy I tried it 3 times in a week and it was so beneficial that I had an-other two sessions leading up to the 2008 European Cup at Annecy, France. It was there I jumped a personal best of 6.81 m and qualified for the Beijing Olympics.”
Pete worked at the Floatworks with injured Athletes Jade Johnson and Tasha Danvers on the run up to 2008 Beijing Olympics. Unfancied Tasher went on to win a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles final. Both Athletes found substantial benefit from floating speeding up their respective recoveries.
Our team have spent the last year developing a mobile float system that can be deployed on the day.
This requires preparing the salt solution in advance transporting it to site and staying to provide professional induction and management of the equipment and hygiene of the solution
With Tim Strudwick exhibiting at LIW late 90s this tank was equipped with a TV monitor enabling Athletes to use cybervision audio video programmes to increase performance through neuromuscular programming.