Different sorts of workouts require different sized and shaped exercise mats. Some types of exercise mats and workouts that call for them are listed below for your review.
In comparison to Gym mats, Pilates mats are often longer and thicker. Closed-cell architecture is used in Pilates mats, which are typically made of polyethylene terephthalate (TPE) (Thermal Plastic Elastomer). There should be at least a half-inch of padding in a Pilates mat to ensure proper alignment. Pilates mats are not as sticky as yoga mats, so you should be able to quickly wipe them clean after each session.
Due to yoga’s focus on low-impact activities, mats are generally smaller than those used in Pilates studios. It is possible to make yoga mats from a number of materials, such as:
cotton netting made of PVC closed cells
The adhesive surface of a yoga mat allows it to adhere firmly to a hard floor. They’re made to prevent the yoga practitioner from slipping and becoming injured while performing their asanas. Soap and water are all that is needed to clean a yoga mat.
Fitness Mats are the third item on our list.
Thick and wide, fitness mats are used pretty often. At least a half-inch thick and roughly five feet long, they’re the norm. The crunches and stretching exercises, as well as any other general activity, are supported by the cushioning feature of these mats. Closed-cell PVC and a vinyl cover is another distinct feature of these mats.
Fitness Mats Made for Professionals
Since they are thick enough to absorb practically any impact that could damage the knees, ankles, neck, or spine, professional fitness training mats can be one or two inches thick and are utilised in gymnastics and other professional sports settings. It is difficult to store these mats, even when they are folded up, because they are so enormous and unwieldy. Gyms and exercise classes are a common location for them. Typically, they are made of regular or extra-dense foam and covered in a vinyl cover that is easy to wipe clean.
Using Foam Mats
In most cases, two-foot square foam mats with interlocking edges have a thickness of five inches or less of foam. These mats are used in martial arts training to cushion students’ joints. High-intensity exercisers can also benefit from these shoes. High-intensity workouts are easier and less damaging to joints because of the thick foam mats’ ability to absorb impact shock.
They are great choice to protect the floor from being scratched by your gym equipment. It’s important to keep your training equipment in place by utilising nonslip mats. In addition to preserving your floor when you exercise on a stationary cycle, rowing machine, treadmill, or any other weight lifting machine, these mats are a terrific option for any other sort of exercise that involves lifting weights.