Stretching and yoga mats are a necessity for the constant gymgoer and yoga enthusiast. They are vital accessories to get the full benefit from your workouts. The mat acts as a comforter between the user and the ground. This is important as it takes away the pressure that would otherwise be felt from exercising on the hard ground. A lot of the poses seen in yoga would need to be performed on a mat in order to hold them for the necessary amount of time without being discomforted by a hard surface underneath.
Stretching mats can be used to perform a variety of exercises aside from yoga. The mat can be used as a padded surface for pushups and situps or an accessory for simple stretching and mobility work. We stock a full range of products that complement yoga mats for these activities such as pilates. Need some help deciding which mat best suits your needs? Visit our blog post on the best yoga mat for you. If you are not yet sold and need some extra motivation here are 5 good reasons to start yoga.
Which is the best yoga mat to use?
The best yoga mat to use depends on your personal preference and what exercises you will be using it for. As mentioned above, yoga mats can be used for various exercises from yoga itself to strength conditioning work. We have mats ranging from 120cm to 180cm in length with various thicknesses. In order to decide on the best mat for you, take all of these factors into account and make a decision based on your needs.
What thickness mat is best for yoga?
The thickness to use depends on your needs and requirements. We sell yoga mats from 4mm to 9mm in thickness. A thicker mat such as our Bolt Strength Premium Yoga Mat will offer more padding and protection when on hard grounds whereas our 4mm Mat
is lighter and more compact for transporting.
Is a Pilates mat the same as a yoga mat?
A Pilates mat is generally a bit thicker than a yoga mat. When performing yoga, the user needs to be able to stand and balance properly. Therefore, a thinner mat, such as our 6mm mat
, is the best option. For Pilates, a thicker mat such as our premium yoga mat
offers more protection for sensitive body parts and support for your spine.
What other yoga equipment do I need?
Check out our selection of yoga blocks
and yoga wheels
once you've determined which yoga mat best meets your needs. Please feel free to contact us online or stop by one of our stores if you need help buying any of our items. We would be pleased to assist you.