As you consider different exercise mats, there are a few things you’ll want to pay attention to. The first is portability. If you’re planning to bring your exercise mat along with you to the gym or to an exercise class, you’ll probably want one that easily rolls up (and stays rolled up). You might also want one that has a handle or strap included. Many options on this list will fit this mold – but not all of them. Pay attention to the specific mat that you buy to make sure it’ll be one you can bring along with you.
You’re probably also curious about what material the exercise mats are made with. Most exercise mats are constructed using high-quality foam. This not only provides a comfortable experience during exercise, but it also helps the yoga mat grip the floor during the exercise, keeping you safe and preventing slips. It might be helpful to consider what you’re planning to use the mat for (yoga, pilates, another type of exercise, etc) as you shop. This might affect the type or style of mat that you purchase.
One more thing to keep in mind as you shop for yoga mats is that many of them may have a slight odor or smell when you first purchase them. This is because of the materials they were made with. Rest assured that this material is not harmful, and usually goes away after the mat has been opened for several days.
Whether you plan to do yoga at home, or head to the gym after work for a group class, this mat will work wherever you choose to take it – and with the elastic straps and carrying handle, it’s easy and compact – perfect to bring along with you.
This mat is ½ inch thick and made with lightweight, durable foam. You’ll experience both comfort and stability on this well-made exercise mat.
This mat has double non-slip surfaces and moisture-resistant technology that make it a great surface for any yoga pose or exercise.
You’ll be satisfied with the exceptional comfort and padding this mat gives you during exercise, whether you choose to use it for yoga or for any other exercise at home or at the gym.
This mat is a great choice for yoga, pilates, or any other floor exercise you choose. And with nine colors to choose from, you’re sure to find the color that best matches your personality.
This is not a portable or personal yoga mat, like the others we’ve seen on this list so far. If you’re looking to surface the floor in your corporate or franchise for exercise, you’ll appreciate the extra permanence and stability this puzzle-style flooring will provide.
If you want to protect the floors in your gym, while making them soft enough for yoga and other floor exercises, this puzzle-style exercise mat will do the job.
At a full inch thick, this is double the thickness of any other portable mat on this list.
If you’re willing to pay a few dollars more for a mat that is significantly thicker, the return on your investment will be more support and stability during your workouts. For that reason, this might be a better choice for more experienced yoga enthusiasts and gym rats, but it will provide value for anyone.
Unlike the other permanent-style gym flooring on this list, this product is only sold in one size (48 square foot). This size is large enough to provide coverage for the flooring in your home gym or garage for exercise, while not being so large that it’s awkward or ill-fitting.
If you aren’t able to get to the gym on a daily basis but would still like the ability to work out from home, consider turning an unused space into an exercise room with these gym-style flooring mats.
A: Most yoga mats are made with dual-slip prevention technology. What this means is that not only will your exercise mat grip the floor well as you are working out, but it will also aid you in your balance as you do different poses and postures.
A: Most portable mats range between ⅖ and ½ inches thick. There is one yoga mat on this list that is a full inch thick - we’ll make sure to point that one out to you when we get there.