April 2014 Product Feature
Many of us are making the effort to take care of mother earth and small changes in every area of our lives can amount to greater positive impact on the planet. How have you applied this practice to fitness?
An easy action you can take is to upgrade to an eco-conscious mat that’s not only responsible, but also stylish and comfortable. We offer three varieties of environmentally-friendly mats at merrithew.com: the Eco-Friendly Mat, the Eco-Deluxe Pilates Mat and the Jute Yoga Mat.
Eco-Friendly Mat – Take this vibrant, dual-sided and dual-coloured mat to Pilates, yoga, or any other mat-based class. One side features a horizontal wave pattern and the other has a smooth textured pattern – whichever side you pick offers superb traction while softening hard surfaces and offering superior spine protection. At 6 mm thick, it’s thinner and lighter than the Eco-Deluxe Mat, but thicker than our rubber mats. Free of latex, PVC and chloride, the Eco-Friendly Mat is moisture-resistant and easily absorbs shock.
Eco-Deluxe Pilates Mat – Multi-coloured and multi-purpose, the Eco-Deluxe Mat is a responsible and enjoyable choice. Feel like using a different coloured mat today? Just flip it over to change it up! As our thickest, eco-friendly mat at 10 mm density, the Eco-Deluxe Mat offers ultimate protection from stiff surfaces and is springy and soft to the touch with a smooth, textured pattern. Made of supple thermal plastic elastomer, this mat absorbs shock and provides a firm grip while being moisture resistant. The Eco-Deluxe mat is also a fantastic choice for anyone who wants to avoid latex, PVC or chloride.
Jute Yoga Mat - The Jute Mat is perfect for yoga as its 5 mm thick cushioning and non-slip surface accommodate standing, sitting or ground-based poses. Jute is a long, soft vegetable fiber known for its strength and durability and is also sustainable on the environment. Making it even gentler on the planet, this mat is biodegradable, recyclable and non-toxic.
Natural Rubber Mat – Bring nature with you to your next yoga class! The Natural Rubber Mat is made from natural resin from rubber trees and is biodegradable, recyclable and non-toxic. Did we mention that it’s also free of PVC and chemicals? At 5 mm thick, enjoy comfortable cushioning and a non-slip surface that’s perfect for demanding poses and strenuous exercises.
Natural Rubber & Jute Mat – Natural resin from rubber trees and sustainable jute come together to create this environmentally friendly mat that’s perfect for yoga while being biodegradable, non-toxic and recyclable. Well-suited for standing, sitting and ground-based poses, this 5 mm mat is finished off with a 100% cotton biding around its perimeter for a finished look.
Do something good for yourself and for the environment when you invest in an eco-friendly mat!