The Cheese Mat: Every Kid’s Dream

You have a little tumbler who is rolling, climbing, somersaulting and flipping on anything resembling a solid surface, but those surfaces aren’t always the safest for the little guy. We get it. There’s no stopping the energy or imagination of an energetic child, and we’re here to help. There are few things that help a child learn gross motor control, balance, and body awareness as some good gymnastics equipment, and our incline mat is one of the best.

The kids like to call them cheese mats, many coaches do, too, because they’re shaped like a wedge of cheese. But when it comes to safety and fun, this is definitely not just cheese. Our incline mats are designed in three different sizes so that you can choose the one that will be most appropriate for the age and size of your young gymnast. Their solid cores are sturdy enough to handle the child’s weight but soft enough to protect their little bodies during use. They’re covered in a heavy-duty vinyl with superior stitching so they aren’t going to come apart at the seams, and unless your little one is wearing spikes during practice, you won’t have to worry about puncturing the mat, either. Some of the incline mats even fold in half for easy and compact storage when they’re not in use (which may only be the time the kids are in bed!).

Channeling a child’s energy into the use of an incline mat is a great solution to keeping them safe, giving you as a parent peace of mind, and helping the child learn a love for gymnastics which can last well beyond childhood. Keeping our kids active and helping them develop a love for an active lifestyle is one of the greatest gifts we can give our kids in an age of sedentary academics and digital entertainment.

Give your kids a leg up onto an incline mat and you’re giving them a leg up on a healthy, safe, and active lifestyle for which they’ll be forever grateful.