With half of humanity under lockdown and gyms closed right across the world, there's never been a better time to invest in your own home fitness studio. For many, the online shopping spree for home fitness equipment will start with an exercise mat so that you don't inflict any unnecessary damage on your home's beautiful flooring.
But how do you choose a home exercise mat? Do you know what you're looking for? This guide will lay out what you need to be evaluating when deciding which exercise mat to purchase for your makeshift home fitness studio.
- Make Sure Your Exercise Matis Exactly That
Many first-time buyers of exercise mats think that all mats are the same. This is simply not the case. For instance, yoga mats are designed in a precise manner and tend to thinner than exercise mats.
There mats that serve several different purposes, whether it be a genuine home exercise mat, a Pilates mat, or a floor protection mat for a weight bench. Make sure that before you pull the trigger, you are buying the correct mat for your home exercise needs.
- Assess the Material Quality
Many shoppers naturally base their choice of exercise mat on price. However, cheaper is rarely better. Value mats are made of an inexpensive PVC material that flakes, crumbles, and tears easily. While you may save money today, your exercise mat will last a matter of weeks if you don't spend the necessary amount for premium materials.
For example, GXMMAT mats are manufactured using high-density micro-foam material which is non-toxic, eco-friendly, and perfect for sustaining high-intensity workouts such as P90x, Insanity, HIIT, Plyometrics, and Zumba. Better yet, they come with a lifetime warranty, underscoring our commitment to quality.
- Look at the Specific Design Features
When assessing which is the right exercise mat to buy, ensure you look at the design features. You don't want to end up with a mat that tears easily, or that slips and moves about when you are performing high-agility exercises.
Make sure that your exercise mat has a non-slip design so that it stays in place while you're exercising. Likewise, working out is a sweaty business, so you need to confirm that the product you're thinking of buying is waterproof, so that it doesn't become moldy and odorous after many weeks of lockdown workouts.
Finally, you want to make sure the top side of the mat is comfortable on the skin for floor exercises. There's nothing worse than having an uncomfortable surface that causes scratches or abrasions on your skin.
- Choose the Correct Size
One of the most overlooked aspects of choosing an exercise mat for your home is size. People frequently make the mistake of buying several one-person exercise mats when they could have just bought one high-quality exercise mat that covered the entire surface area of their home workout studio.
GXMMAT is one of only a few companies in the world that sell exercise mats with a width of over six feet. By purchasing one of these oversized exercise mats, there's plenty of space for you and your other family members to work out together without struggling or getting on top of each other.
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