Believe it or not, there really isn’t a single perfect exercise mat for everything you want to do. Specializing is important when it comes to your workout: you wouldn’t do sit-ups in the gravel driveway or use a weight machine with frayed cables. Your environment and equipment need to be safe and appropriate for what you’re doing. That’s why finding the right exercise mat for your needs is hugely important.
If you do a lot of floor work, consider our folding exercise mats. They come in three sizes so you can be sure you’re getting the right size for your particular workout regimen. These mats are great for pilates, aerobics, body-weight workouts, and comfortable meditation. They come in either 1.5″ or 2″ thicknesses so floor work can be comfortable but still sturdy and grounded. They fold in half for easy storage and have convenient carrying handles to make transport a snap. The 2″ mats also have hook and loop fasteners around the edges so if you decide you need a little more space, you can connect two or more together. They’re covered in a heavy duty vinyl so they’re easy to wipe down and keep clean.
Yoga mats can be as individual as the people who use them, and just like exercise mats, they should fit your style and needs. The standard yoga mat thickness is 3mm and we have a gorgeous selection of these mats. Some prefer a little more padding between their bodies and the floor, so we also offer 5mm and 8mm yoga mats. If you’re comfortable during your yoga practice, you’ll stick with it longer, so don’t compromise on the quality and comfort of your mat. If balance is the most important aspect of a mat for you, the 3mm is a good choice. If you want to take a little more of the edge off, the 5mm might be better. And if you perspire a lot and slip on your mat, you should definitely look at our Sol Premium Dry-Grip 8mm yoga mat. This mat will wick moisture away from your hands and feet while offering maximum padding and comfort.
Grandpa always said, “Use the right tool for the job.” Exercise mats are no different. Get the one that best suits your needs and you’ll be set for a lifetime of active, healthy living.