Exercise Mats Central Falls RI
Central Falls, RI
If you've ever done abdominal crunches on a cold, hard floor then you know that an exercise mat can turn a spine-jerking into a cushioned setting for creating abs o' steel in comfort.
Exercise mats bring two vital functions to your workout. First, they absorb impact. This means that the mat will absorb the majority of the stress from your aerobic activity so that your joints aren't damaged. Secondly, exercise mats provide a safe, non-slip surface while you work out. For example, it's nice to have peace of mind that you won't end up flat on your face when performing those pretzel-twisting yoga moves. Or alternately, an exercise mat can be used as a firm surface for larger piece of exercise equipment such as treadmills or steppers so that you don't scratch your home's beautiful hardwood floors.
When shopping for an exercise mat look for one constructed of PVC foam with a non-slip bottom. The thickness of the mat will depend on its intended use. For instance, exercise mats used for yoga or Pilates should be thin, but heavy duty; whereas exercise mats used for any type of martial arts combat should be thicker to absorb your falls. If you're using an exercise mat as floor protection, look for the thickest one you can find, but ensure it has a non-slip bottom. If you're limited for space, look for an exercise mat that rolls up. Roll up mats are easily stored and many come with matching tote bags for easy mobility to the gym or on vacation. Exercise mats st...