The Best Exercise Mat for Functional Fitness

Functional fitness is about the easiest home workout you can do, especially when you have our fitness mats to back you up. If you are not looking to become the world’s strongest person, but just want to make sure you can go through life healthy and prepared for daily demands, functional fitness can help you do that. Our job is to make sure your functional fitness routine is able to be done at home in safety and with as much comfort as possible. Continue reading “The Best Exercise Mat for Functional Fitness”

Fitness Mats for Everything…Really.

You know, fitness mats get a bad rep. They all get lumped into one box (sometimes literally). But there are so many different kinds of fitness mats that serve different purposes. Some are for taking to a class, some are for use at home, heck – some even go under your fitness equipment. So let’s be honest: not all fitness mats are the same. Continue reading “Fitness Mats for Everything…Really.”

Fitness for the Frazzled

Too many of us are tired at the end of the day and we don’t want to go to the gym, so the best solution has got to be having a home gym or workout space that you can use whenever you want to. Seriously, if your machines and weights or floor work could be done in the comfort of your own home, wouldn’t you be more likely to do that workout routine even when you’re frazzled from the workday? Continue reading “Fitness for the Frazzled”

What’s Your Motivation?

For many people, access to a gym is too costly, and getting motivated to work out on your hard, cold, living room floor, for which our fitness mats are a perfect fix,  just doesn’t do it, so many forgo the workout. Fitness mats are big enough to do a full workout on, foldable and compact enough that they don’t have to become a permanent fixture in your home, padded enough to keep you from joint pain and fatigue, and affordable enough you’ll wonder why you didn’t buy one years ago. Continue reading “What’s Your Motivation?”

Sneeze-free Fitness

In certain parts of the country, if you take your personal fitness mat outside to enjoy the warm air and sunshine, you may find you’re sneezing like crazy. And when you bring your fitness mat inside, the yellow film on it keeps you sneezing all day long. Here’s an idea: create a space in your home just large enough for your personal fitness mat, and keep it there until pollen season is over! Continue reading “Sneeze-free Fitness”

Floors for Fitness

Fitness flooring is different from the flooring in you living room. It’s different from the floors at the mall and in the locker room. Fitness flooring is different because it needs to meet specific needs that frankly, you don’t have in your living room or the mall. When you’re using free weights or doing plyometrics or HIIT, your floor needs to be able to take it. A nice berber or ceramic tiles aren’t going to work. Continue reading “Floors for Fitness”

What’s Your Fitness Motivator?

Wondering how your fitness goals will be set back before January 1st? Well, one glass of champagne contains about 95 calories. Christmas cookies? About 70 calories – and who stops with just one Christmas cookie?! The hors d’oeuvres that you’re going to pick away at on December 31st? No telling. What is all this consumption going to do to your fitness goals? Well, it isn’t going to help, let’s just say that. Continue reading “What’s Your Fitness Motivator?”

Customize Your Fitness Mat

When you’re doing crunches or push-ups and your tailbone and wrists are begging you to stop because of the hard floor you’re working on, it’s time to get a fitness mat. We’re not talking a huge investment here, but one that could save you from joint pain, bruises, and maybe a premature end to your home workout. Continue reading “Customize Your Fitness Mat”

Tailored Fitness Mats

If you’ve read any of our posts in the last, uh, ever, you’ll know that we’re all about EVA mats for every purpose from fitness and home gyms to commercial flooring, but you wouldn’t be the first if you said you were in need of a more specialized fitness mat to keep your workout going no matter where you go. That’s why we carry folding mats designed specifically for fitness junkies, built to withstand the rigors of your workout. Right next to ’em on our site, you’ll find some stuff by Gaiam, who we trust with 100% of our yoga products. If you need to take a mat to a class or on the road on a semi-regular basis, these are the exercise mats you want. Continue reading “Tailored Fitness Mats”

Stick to the Fitness Plan

It’s probably a safe bet that everyone has, at some point, tried a fitness routine, and then promptly walked away from it. That’s totally fine—nobody ever said you have to like every workout. You can absolutely get the body type and toning you want and never do a single pushup, if pushups happen to be your Achilles’ heel. You’ll have to find some other way to work those muscles, but the point is that there’s more than one way to go about exercise; it’s all about what’s most comfortable for you, and sticking to that. One thing that’s constant across routines though, is that hard floors make for unhappy gym rats. So do yourself a favor, and pick up some EVA foam flooring mats for your home fitness area. Continue reading “Stick to the Fitness Plan”