Choose the Top Pilates Mat for Your Workout

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If you are looking for the best Pilates mat, you have come to the right place. As a certified Pilates teacher who has been practicing and teaching Pilates for over a decade, I have used a lot of mats. It helped me identify all the “must haves” when it comes to finding the best mat for your practice.

Before choosing a mat, let me give you some tips to choose the best Option for your practice, because your needs are as unique as your practice.

Because I believe that everything that is shared here, from the materials to the function, is so important for a great Pilates mat, we have brought them all together to create our own: the Lindywell Pilates Powerhouse Mat!

Find out why and how we created our mat, and read on to find out how these details support each element of your practice.

The best Pilates mat is: non-toxic and environmentally friendly

You shouldn’t have to worry about the fact that the materials of your mat will negatively affect your body while you are lying on it. That is why it is so important to find a carpet that is free of toxins such as PVC, phthalates and chloride. These toxins have been shown to disrupt your entire system, from hormones to digestion.

This was not negotiable for me when designing our new Powerhouse Pilates mat. Everything in us is interconnected and when a system is affected, everyone reacts.

However, I will say that it was almost impossible for me to find a rug that met this particular part of the criteria, which is why I developed my own. Our Lindywell rug is very unique in this way.

The best Pilates mat is: support and stable

As you progress through the workout, you will need a mat that provides the perfect base for each movement, which is why thickness is so important. The best Pilates mat is strong enough for rolling exercises, but stable enough for balance exercises.

A yoga mat is a great place to start if that’s what you already have. However, as you progress in your practice, your body will feel so much better with a Pilates-specific mat because of all the roles you perform on your spine.

The thickness of a Pilates mat varies from 6 mm to 12 mm. I found the ideal point with the Lindywell mat at 10 mm, especially because of the materials we use. This means that other 10 mm mats may seem more pasty and less stable than ours.

In addition to the thickness, the length and width make a big difference in how you experience your Pilates workout. That’s why the Lindywell mat is wide and long, giving you the space you need to move comfortably and feel fully supported.

The best Pilates mat is: easy to clean

We build strength on our mat. We heal on our mat. We are sweating on our carpet! It is essential to be able to clean it quickly and easily in order to save time during your already busy day. That is why it is important to find a carpet with a moisture-wicking material.

I went a step further and used a bacteria-resistant material (which also wicks away moisture) to prevent your sweat from getting into the carpet. This also means that you don’t have to worry about the carpet retaining odors. All you need is a damp cloth to wipe it off after training.

This is one of the reasons why our Lindwell mat can also replace your yoga mat, especially if you prefer hot Yoga. The material prevents this mat from absorbing your sweat and accumulating with bacteria.

The best Pilates mat is: light

A light mat makes it much easier to move around – or enter the Pilates studio. If you’re juggling a water bottle, a bag and keys in addition to your mat, you want to be able to easily slip them under your arm or throw them over your shoulder.

That’s why dick doesn’t mean heavy at Lindywell’s. Our mat is light as a feather and easy to carry. You can use the two matching elastic bands to hold it in your hands or simply throw it under your arms or in your pocket.

The best Pilates mat is: aesthetics

You will probably see your Pilates mat every day, whether it is rolled up in the corner of your room or next to the door. The best Pilates mat is not only useful, but also beautiful. It’s something you want to look at and deploy for every workout. That’s why you want to choose a mat that you feel comfortable on when you get on it.

Our Lindywell mat is available in two soothing colors, sky blue and aloe green, which will help you connect with a feeling of grounding and calm. We also added a simple reminder to each mat: Don’t forget to breathe.

Choose the best Pilates mat for you

Do not neglect the importance of having the right mat: it is the basis of your practice. Our Lindywell rug was designed exactly for this, which is why we created it this way:

  • Thick enough to help you in your practice.
  • Easy to clean and non-toxic.
  • Lightweight to carry and store.
  • Soothing with the sky blue and aloe green colors.
  • If you are struggling to find the best Pilates mat for you, buy the Lindywell Powerhouse Pilates Mat. It has been designed with your needs in mind and I know it will support all aspects of your practice.
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