Exercise mats aren’t just for Yoga anymore. While the benefits of working out with a Yoga mat are known and widely recognized, premium quality exercise mats are useful in many workout scenarios. The best exercise mats provide a variety of benefits aside from just marking your spot in class, they are a safety and comfort item as well. While your home gym doesn’t have to be “pimped” with television screens and a refrigerator just for supplements and spring water, it does pay to have a few choice pieces of high quality workout equipment and a good mat is one such product.
A good workout mat is one that provides many benefits beyond showing you where to plant your feet. The best exercise mats have a variety of features. They will cushion your stance, protect your joints in a high impact workout, and keep you from slipping on the floor. But while providing all of these benefits, they will also be able to roll up and stow away just like a simple Yoga mat.
It’s important to note that not all exercise mats are the same. Some are simply basic, providing little more than place marking. Others are serious pieces of fitness equipment, lending themselves to more strenuous and more challenging workouts. Here at Fitness Alliance, we sell two great exercise mats.
First, the Monster Mat is a great addition to your fitness arsenal. It provides a good amount of cushioning and features a slip resistant surface. But, when you want the best fitness mat, the Manduka Mat is our premium mat, providing more benefits that most mats can shake a stick at.
The Manduka Mat is especially designed to cushion your every step, jump, and hop. This mat is extra thick and has an extra large surface. It measures 26 inches by 72 inches, ensuring there’s no shortage of space here. It has a non-sticky surface that also won’t let you slip. Each side has a different texture to ensure you have the right surface for your particular workout. The mat is used by Tony Horton and you can hear him recommend it in the P90X Workout series.
When it comes to exercise mats, you want something that’s going to help you get the best workout possible while reducing your chances of injury. Either mat we carry will do just that.