What is the right size and thickness for your mat?
The more you exercise, the more you need a comfortable mat
- If you're doing a gentle activity (such as Pilates) and are barefoot and exercising on the ground: opt for a mat that is at least 10 mm thick with a soft, comfy texture
- If you do mainly dynamic exercises for strength training, 7 mm is sufficient.
For Pilates or strength training, your mat should ideally be as long or longer than your height.
Which exercises can you do?
Don't know which exercise to start with, or how to get your posture right? Take a look at the user guide below. Our design team and qualified sports coaches have developed a coaching service to guide you. The free downloadable poster in the user guide contains a dozen exercises you can do with this mat.
How to use your mat (top/underside and cleaning)
For toning, your mat needs to grip the floor and withstand abrasion. Place the grey surface facing the floor and do your exercises on the coloured side. The mat has a special anti-abrasion film so you can do your exercises while wearing shoes without worrying about damaging the mat.
Clean with a damp cloth for better durability.
Fold it over for a little extra padding for your knees
Care advice + storage
You may notice a strong odour when you first begin using your mat. Don't worry - it is not toxic and will fade with time.
To stop your mat getting damaged after your workout, clean it and roll it up (but not too tightly) using the straps provided