It seems like many people are concerned about what’s required and what’s optional when they begin a fitness program. Many are asking if exercise floor mats are one of those pieces of equipment they should have on hand no matter what. And the answer is—yes, probably. While we like to leave everything up to the customer, a high quality exercise floor mat is something we highly recommend. And here’s why…
Exercise floor mats don’t just make your workouts more comfortable, they make them safer. Whether you work out in a carpeted or hard wood floored room, a mat can make a huge difference.
Superior exercise floor mats like the Manduka mat, are extremely versatile. We aren’t calling them “yoga mats” because they are so much more than that. When you have a good mat, you don’t have to worry about sweating all over the carpet or sticking to the hard wood while you do an ab workout. You don’t have to be concerned with slipping during your Plyo workouts either. And you’ll definitely get all the grip needed to hold the sometimes difficult poses in Yoga X.
When it comes to “required” equipment, there isn’t a whole lot you can’t do without. Can you get a good workout without exercise floor mats? Yes, without a doubt. But like the resistance bands, they can make your workouts more comfortable, safer, and ultimately more productive.
If budget is your primary concern in asking about exercise floor mats, we have two available options here. We want to make this as easy as possible. Our premium mat, the Plyometrics Manduka Mat, is specifically designed for intense training programs like P90X and Insanity Workout. It has a shock absorbing surface and is much thicker than a regular exercise or yoga mat. It doesn’t get slippery, even when you cover it in sweat and has a larger workout area.
The other mat we have is called the Yoga Monster Mat. This mat is a basic floor mat designed to provide that grip we were talking about and a measure of safety. Your floor surfaces will definitely be protected with this one and you won’t break the bank in outfitting your home gym.
Exercise floor mats, like nearly all fitness equipment, are entirely optional. However, when you are taking on an intense workout program, they come highly recommended!