What is the right size and thickness for your mat?
Because a comfortable mat only adds to your motivation, we suggest paying close attention when choosing the thickness of your mat. If you're doing a gentle activity in bare feet, opt for a mat that is at least 10 mm thick, with a soft, spongy texture. If you're doing dynamic strength training exercises, 7 mm is thick enough. The length is also important. For example, for Pilates or strength training, opt for a mat that is at least as long as you are tall.
PILATES OR YOGA MAT? WHICH SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
In Pilates, the most important thing is comfort - in other words, mat thickness is key: you need to have padding between you and the floor.
In yoga, you need a mat that grips the floor so it (and you) won't slip when changing positions.
I DON'T KNOW WHICH EXERCISES TO DO. HAVE YOU GOT ANY TIPS?
We've got loads of ideas for you! Just copy and paste the link below into your internet browser:
You can download the free poster to your smartphone or print it off. You'll find a dozen different exercises, developed in partnership with certified personal trainers, that you can do to work your whole body.
A HANDY TIP
You can also fold the mat over itself for an extra layer of cushioning when doing exercises on your knees. That's what we do, and it works like a charm! :) !
A FEW NOTES
300 ml of water, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 5 drops of lavender essential oil: this is our secret recipe to clean and scent your mat. You can also try our yoga mat cleaner with essential oils (reference: 8491191).
Be sure to roll up your mat after every session using the straps provided (just don't roll it too tightly). Use this mat while barefoot or wearing socks.