Exercise mats of all kinds are available and they aid in overall fitness performance. The quality of these mats can really differ and it is wise to choose a reputable exercise mat dealer that will provide a product that has a high level of performance to it along with an exceptional value. Some people like to focus on the strength aspect of their workout while others like to pay closer attention to speed, agility and balance. There are products for every focal point of a workout.
Basic Aerobic Mat 10mm
A basic aerobic mat is ideal for someone who is looking for a moderate amount of shock absorption. As a workout progresses the movements usually become more intense and if a person works out solely on a hard floor their body will be absorbing a lot of the impact. An aerobic mat has a number of great benefits but one of those is that a lot of movement and impact is absorbed by the mat. A basic mat works for a bunch of different activities including stretching, a high impact workout and even a cool down period. There is plenty of room to move around and a mat that is around 10mm in thickness and made of EVA foam will provide a memory surface that will help with balance and gripping.
Core Fitness Mat
A core fitness exercise mat is similar to a more basic aerobic mat but there are some additional features provided. This is a great mat that can be used for aerobic use but it is also appropriate for use during a yoga class or pilates class. A core fitness mat provides a high level of cushion as well as memory which helps a great deal during a yoga or pilates practice. Getting that right amount of footing needed for some of the more common yoga poses like forward bends or the bridge pose can help get the most out of a position. A high quality mat lets a person move into a pose or movement just that extra little bit. Most mats will come with a carrying strap which makes it ideal for taking on the go. These mats can be wiped clean after each use or periodically whenever desired.
Stretching is very beneficial to a workout routine and should never be ignored. This is a great way to warm up the muscles prior to doing a workout of any kind and also stretching at the end of a workout can help cool the muscles down and help them heal. A special mat designed for stretching as well as doing a variety of exercises is available. A mat designed for stretching can provide a comfortable and safe surface on which to do a variety of stretches before and after a workout. This surface also has a good grip to it and can be used for some exercises such as crunches, sit ups or push ups.
Whether you are looking to take your workout to the next level or you are focusing on rehabilitation, Fitness-Mad offers a wide variety of products to help with your workout needs. If yoga or pilates support is what you are looking for there are also products available from Yoga-Mad and Pilates-Mad. These brands are the most high quality and affordable products on the UK market to date. For someone who is an avid workout fan, the proper equipment is beneficial to getting the most out of a workout and also to provide a safe surface on which to exercise.