8 Exercise Mats That Will Make Working Out at Home So Much More Comfortable
Home workouts are convenient — really, who wants to schlep to the gym, only to end up waiting for a machine? — but they're not always comfortable, especially if you're working out on hardwood floors, in your garage, or in an unfinished basement. In that case, a supportive and durable exercise mat is essential when carving out a space for your home gym. To help get you started, we've compiled a list of exercise mats that'll make floor work more comfortable, help protect your joints, and prevent you from slipping and sliding. Because nothing will sideline you faster than an injury.
Square36 Thick Large Exercise Mat
With 36 square feet of workout space, the Square36 Thick Large Exercise Mat ($220) is ideal for HIIT, Zumba, or other cardio exercises. This doubled-sided, nonskid mat can even be used on surfaces like cement — making it ideal for a garage or basement.
MRO Premium Large Exercise Mat
The MRO Premium Large Exercise Mat ($180, originally $252) is specifically designed for high-intensity workouts — it even comes with a jump rope — but you can also use it to section off a space for weightlifting, floor exercises, and more.
TGYM Large Exercise Mat
While muscle soreness after a workout is a sign of victory, achy joints are not. The TGYM Large Exercise Mat ($80) can be used inside or out, and its durable surface will allow you to push your body without slipping or discomfort. At only 48" wide, it's ideal for narrow spaces.