Exercise and yoga matsExercise and yoga mats
Whether you’re cross training, stretching or trying your hand at the downward dog, our range of exercise and yoga mats are the perfect workout companions. A thicker, more padded exercise mat is exactly what you need to stay comfortable during workouts that are hard on the knees and wrists. Conventional exercises are great for your body and fitness levels whilst yoga is especially beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing. One of the best ways to gradually improve your strength and flexibility is through consistent yoga practise – that's why we’ve put together a helpful yoga for beginners guide to help you find your own yoga style and practises to help you relax and unwind after a stressful day. For those with a little more experience, feel free to tailor your yoga routine to be as tough and challenging as you like.
Choosing the perfect yoga mat
When choosing your yoga mat, it’s important that you understand what you aim to use your mat for vs it’s features and how it will function within the environment you need it for. For example, if you’re after a mat that you can use on your carpeted floor then you wouldn’t necessarily need a thick mat since your carpet already adds a layer of comfort; but if you need a mat to use on wooden, marble and other hard surfaces then you’ll need to go for a thick yoga mat for some extra cushioning. Why not roll out a quality Reebok yoga mat with an easy-clean non-slip surface for increased stability and convenience, complete with a carry strap making this mat the ideal gym companion. If design and style is important to you, you might want to go for an attractive printed mat that’s both practical and stylish.
Whether you call it a birthing ball, Pilates ball, gym ball, swiss ball or a yoga ball; an exercise ball can be a great addition to your yoga sessions, whether you want to deepen your poses or put more emphasis on specific muscle groups, you’ll find that your yoga ball will add versatility and range that will take your usual exercise routine and elevate it to the next level. If you or someone you know could benefit from adopting some stress relief exercises into your day-to-day life then our relaxation tips and gifts page is a great place to start. You’ll find handy tips and products ranging from breathing and mediation practises, light therapy, self-massaging devices to pampering face masks and health and beauty products that will have you feeling good and looking great.
If you're looking to achieve a toned and sculpted waistline, what you need in your home gym kit is one of our weighted hula hoops. Our collapsible designs can be split into six parts to make for easy storage - while a soft foam shell is ultra-comfortable to use, no matter how many spins you can do! Why not check out our slimming belts as well? These use gentle electrical pulses to tone your muscles by causing them to repeatedly contract and relax - what better way to complement your cardio routine?