Things to consider when choosing an exercise mat for home workouts


You want a mat that is long enough for at least your head and whole spine to fit on. Most mats will be, but best to make sure.


Thicker mats (½ inch or more) will be more comfortable for exercises where your spine is moving – for example curl ups or shoulder bridge.


A mat that will roll up is best for easy storage. Make sure your mat comes with straps that will keep it rolled up.

Ease of cleaning

Look for a mat that is easily wiped clean. Some textured surfaces are a lot of trouble to clean.

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