Many times it seems we underestimate the need for certain types of equipment when it comes to martial arts training, or we just forget that training involves more than just performing techniques. If we want to be safe, we have to learn to fall, which involves, well, falling! We also need to keep in mind that we’ve got to work on our overall fitness, so we need to do things like calisthenics – pushups, situps, and the like. Many of us also include yoga as a part of our training to help with balance and flexibility. All of these things use different types of mats to help make them safer and more bearable. So here’s a bunch of different mats that I have used and really like for different reasons.
The first thing that sets this product apart is all of the color choices. My son recently started practicing martial arts. He wanted to get some stuff to practice with at home. So, being a good father, I tried to find what would be useful for him to use at home in his spare time. He’s always jumping around and scraping his legs and knees on everything. Then, I had an Aha! moment and looked at a few different folding mats. I didn’t realize how expensive these things could be! My son is younger so I didn’t want to get something that’s real expensive because he would just destroy it in a few months. Or, that’s what I thought. I purchased this mat about 4 months ago and it still looks brand new. I try to keep up with him when he uses it, following behind and cleaning it. If you have a child who is getting into martial arts, gymnastics, wrestling or just likes to do a bunch of exercises that involve the floor, this is the go-to mat! I highly recommend this product and will definitely purchase again.
A little back story on my purchase: I threw my back out a few months ago; I guess I am getting old. I went to the doctor and he recommended that I start working on my core strength. I thought, core strength for my back? But apparently, that is a thing! I’m on a budget so I couldn’t afford very much. I wanted something that I could fold up and put in a closet and take out when watching TV at night in the living room.
When I decided to purchase, I landed on this one. I have no regrets. It’s been about 4 weeks since I received my package and I have used it almost every day since it arrived at my door. The color choices are solid. The thickness is perfect, although, I am a smaller man. This one isn’t for the kids, and it is a little more expensive. I project this mat will last me a very long time. I take care of it though (I only use it for certain purposes), and you should too if you purchase it. The design is rather bland but it’s just a mat; it doesn’t need to look fancy or have some advanced performance capabilities. Great mat; I recommend it.
One of the most important things in a mat is how easy it is to clean. Any materials that are absorbent or permeable end up getting destroyed and thrown away within months of buying. I bought eight mats last year alone because they kept absorbing sweat and smelling bad within a few weeks of buying. Honestly, trying to find a decent workout mat has been a terror all in itself. Since then, I’ve been on the search to find the perfect mat. And I think I have final found it!
This mat is pretty standard in color variations, as in it has only two. This is fine; I need a functional mat not a stylish one. The mat is comfortable, it has the appropriate thickness to do whatever it is you’re doing on it. It feels good on bare skin if you have your shirt off or a crop top for the ladies. The most important part, though, is that the sweat does not permeate into the material, and I am so thankful for this! After I use the mat I just grab a cloth and some disinfectant spray, give it a quick wipe, and boom, it’s done! These are really good for my workouts at home in the loft above our garage. My kids use the ones up top, but I personally prefer these for my own use.
We Sell Mats – JUMBO Martial Arts Anti-fatigue Interlocking EVA Foam MMA Exercise Gym Flooring Tiles
My wife and I have a detached garage with a large loft upstairs, and it gets used as a workout area for the kids’ and my martial arts practice. We searched for flooring that would not only be aesthetically welcoming but will also be durable and functional (they’re great for when we throw each other off of our regular workout mats). I knew that I wanted a few color options. We went to a few flooring stores around our neighborhood and I was bored out of my mind with what they had to offer. I needed some flare, some flash!
After that flooring store pit stop, I did what everyone else does and took my search to Amazon. I wasn’t having any luck in the first few searches, but then I saw these beautiful workout tiles just staring me in the face! Our exercise area has been completed for about 7 weeks now and it looks amazing! The best part is that you can choose whatever color combinations you wish. You can create your room all one color or mix and match, which is exactly what we did. Our design pattern is unique to our style and I love it! The mats themselves are durable and strong. I can tell they are going to last a while. I look forward to many workouts to come.
ProSource Bi-Fold Folding Thick Exercise Mat 6’x2′ with Carrying Handles for MMA, Gymnastics Core Workouts
Being the clean freak that I am, I refuse to lay on dirty gym floors or someone else’s dirty sweat to do my core workouts. Thus, I had to get my own mat. I’ve had a few mats in the past so I thought I knew what I wanted. I was totally blown away by the selection on Amazon – which made me do a little extra research; however, I believe that research paid off. I went with my gut and my gut said this was the mat I needed. The thickness is perfect. My back doesn’t feel like it’s laying on the floor, and it’s relatively comfortable.
My overall take is that this mat is relatively cheap. There are plenty of expensive ones out there but, if you don’t have the money or don’t want to spend the money, this is an excellent alternative. I don’t think I would be any more satisfied if I bought a more expensive mat. This one is pretty awesome and it does exactly what I need it to do. These are perfect for carrying from place to place, as opposed to the other mats that are more permanent up in the loft for regular training.