Looking for the right mat for an at-home exercise program like P90X®? In any workout environment, you want your flooring surface to deliver the right balance of shock absorption and stability. Our variety of high-density, anti-fatigue mats stand up well to the rigors of personal fitness.
EVA Foam anti-fatigue mats are an ideal flooring surface for high-intensity and high-impact workouts like P90X®.
Continue reading “What Makes a Good Exercise Mat for P90X?”
“Everything in moderation, including moderation.” Oscar Wilde didn’t exactly have fitness in mind when he made this famous comment, but it’s easily applied to 21st century lifestyles, including workouts. Continue reading “Mix It Up!”
Fitness routines take many forms, and there are almost as many forms of fitness flooring as a result. Continue reading “A Fitness Mat for Every Kind of Fitness!”
They’re almost becoming so common that we disregard them: studies that show how exercise can prevent and even reverse some effects of disease. So shouldn’t we be paying attention when university after university concludes that a commitment to a certain level of fitness usually leads to a longer, healthier life? Continue reading “Exercise and Disease Prevention”
One more big celebration to go in 2014 and then it’s the New Year. And you know what that means – resolutions. However you feel about them, the gym is going to see a lot more activity coming up; are you sure your floors can handle it? Whether you’re running a commercial gym or if you’ve decided you want to set up a personal exercise area in your house, we’ve got the flooring that somebody’s going to take their first steps to success on, and it’s ready to ship to you! Continue reading “Making Your New Year’s Resolution Easier – with Mats!”
Alright, so you’ve got someone in your life who’s a budding gymnast, athlete, personal trainer, yoga enthusiast, or just somebody who’s looking to get a little more fit, and you’ve got no idea what to get them for Christmas. You’ve got three guesses what we recommend, and the first two don’t count. Would you believe we’re now selling pants? Didn’t think so. Marinate on this for a moment… what could possibly be a safer Christmas gift than mats? From yoga mats to EVA foam mats, to gymnastics mats, to all other kinds of flooring, they might be an unorthodox gift, but it’s pretty hard to go wrong here. Nothing says “I love you” quite like what a mat communicates: “I want to keep you from getting injured when you fall,” or “I want your feet to be comfortable in your work or exercise environment.” Continue reading “A Most Unique Christmas Gift Idea”
Have you been to the gym lately? There are about as many unique fitness classes offered as there are members in the gym! Someone gets an idea: “Hey, wouldn’t it be awesome if you could turn ________ (your favorite hobby) into a workout?” Continue reading “The Best Mats for ________ (workout of your choice)”
In a fascinating interview by John Little several years ago, martial arts icon Jackie Chan said he really didn’t consider himself a martial arts expert. Continue reading “Jackie Chan – No Martial Arts Expert”
May the force be with you, and not against you. What you’re really worrying about when you look at fitness mats and flooring for your workout area of choice is force. Force is how all of your workouts happen, force is how you get stronger, but it’s also how you get injured during exercise. That’s why it’s extremely important to address the issue of your body’s downward force into the floor; with the right fitness mat, force from your body’s motion into the floor is comfortably diffused, which is especially necessary if you take a spill doing an extra-active exercise. Continue reading “Use the Force”
Remember taking the cushions off the couch and adding them to the pile of blankets and towels on the floor so you’d have a nice soft landing spot when you vaulted over the back of the sofa like a real elite athlete? For some of us, that was decades ago, and for others, maybe more like last Friday night, but the point is that most kids need an outlet for tremendous amounts of energy, and at some point, it usually involves tumbling routines in the living room. Continue reading “There’s No Place Like Home to Raise an Active Child”