With swathes of the country now entering tier four and gyms shutting their doors, many of us will be once again looking to transform front rooms into our own mini workout studios.
If you’re not sure which bit of workout kit to invest in first, then let us suggest a fitness mat. Not only is it an affordable investment but it will aid your at-home gym workouts including yoga, HIIT classes (high intensity interval training), Pilates or even just for a good stretch.
With over 9,000 praise-filled reviews, the Maximo Exercise Mat is the number one bestselling fitness mat on Amazon. Not only does it score big points for its premium quality, comfort and style, it’s now reduced to only £17.97, making it one of the more affordable options out there.
The Maximo Exercise Mat is the number one bestseller in fitness mats on Amazon – and it’s now £17 off the RRP
At home workouts were huge in 2020 with fitness influencers like Joe Wicks proving that you don’t need a gym or fancy bits of equipment to get up and active, and feel better for it too.
Whether you’re just starting out on your fitness journey or are a regular gym goer, having a fitness mat at home is an invaluable and versatile bit of kit.
The Maximo Exercise Mat offers protection and support against hard floors, as well as the floors against you. It’s made from premium grade NBR foam which is soft and thick but also light enough to carry.
With 1cm thickness, the Maximo mat is thicker than a lot of fitness mats on the market. The high density foam offers maximum comfort for the knees, elbows and hips, so is a brilliant option for floor work exercises.
However, it is worth noting that while it’s perfectly fine for basic yoga moves, serious yoga enthusiasts might prefer a rubber mat that provides maximum friction and will stop sweaty hands and feet from slipping.
That being said, the thick Maximo mat has been a huge hit with those wanting more protection against hard floors and their joints.
One shopper raved: ‘This is such a great thickness. It’s not too thin that you can feel the floor so much it hurts but it’s not too thick that it makes you feel unsteady. It’s got a nice soft cushion bounce to it and makes floor exercises a lot more comfortable.’
The high density foam makes this mat ideal for floor based exercises such as Pilates, ab work, body weight exercises and practicing your planks
Another added: ‘Perfect for Pilates. Really thick and comfortable. Easy to fold and lightweight to carry. Very durable and lively color. Purchased the purple one. Very happy.’
As the mat is so thick, many shoppers have also noted that it’s actually sound absorbing, which is great if you live above someone and don’t want to disturb them when jumping around.
‘My flat has concrete floors, so doing any sort of jumping or floor movements were really uncomfortable,’ penned one shopper. ‘This mat provides ample cushion and space between my body and the floor. The thick padding also ensures that the people who live below me don’t hear my workouts. I am very pleased with my mat!’
Shoppers have also commented that despite its thickness, the mat rolls up very well so can easily be stored away when not in use. Plus, as it’s so light to carry the mat can easily be transported to parks if you need more room to work out.
One shopper wrote: ‘Very thick and sturdy, ideal for outdoor training without discomfort from little stones or bumps.’
Customers have also given the Maximo fitness mat the thumbs up for its length, with one calling it ‘nice and long’, which only adds to its comfort.
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