What kind of exercises can you do with your mat?
Don't know which exercise to start with, or how to get your posture right?
Take a look at the poster below:
(Copy & paste the link in your web browser)
Download our poster on your smartphone or print it out to access a dozen free exercises developed by our designers and qualified sports coaches!
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.
I DON'T KNOW WHICH EXERCISES TO DO. HAVE YOU GOT ANY TIPS?
Of course, we can give you some ideas! You can copy/paste the following link into your web browser:
It is a free poster that you can download on your smartphone or print. Developed in collaboration with qualified sports coaches, this poster features exercises that work your entire body.
WHICH SIDE OF THE MAT SHOULD YOU USE?
You exercise on the grey side of the mat, the side with a central line down its length that helps you position yourself.
The material used on this side was borrowed from another sport: basketball (who kindly let us steal their secret, #fairplay). With this ultra-grippy technology, we can guarantee a slip-free training experience: you can easily hold your positions, even with sweaty palms!
300 ml of water, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 5 drops of lavender essential oil: here's our tip for disinfecting and refreshing your mat after each session.
And if you don't want to make it yourself, you can find our own essential oil spray for yoga mats (reference: 8491191) made by us :) !
On another note, you can use the mat's central line to improve your positioning: that's what's if for!
A FEW NOTES
Your mat may have a certain odour during your first few sessions. Don't worry - it is not toxic or permanent and will fade with time.
Remember to clean and roll up your mat after every session, taking special care to not over tighten it with the provided straps.