Exercise MatsPosted on: June 25th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Iâ€™ve thought about even using one of my wifeâ€™s exercise mats to protect my knees while Iâ€™m kneeling down to either change a flat tire, screw cement board down as sub-flooring before laying tiles, or for some other such purpose, but Iâ€™m not THAT crazy! My wife would NOT be too thrilled about such a stunt, and I would have to either admit my error, or utter something like, â€œWell my knees are being sacrificed to this project; canâ€™t you maybe buy me one of those kneeling pads, or maybe even a two-foot square tile of gym flooring?â€ I doubt Iâ€™d be met with much sympathy, butâ€¦the thought has crossed my mind!
Itâ€™s true, exercise mats, like my wifeâ€™s Pilateâ€™s mats, probably shouldnâ€™t be used for kneeling down on concrete driveways, or even concrete backer boards, as those rough surfaces could really scratch them up. But many of such exercise mats are made of materials that are recycled and are not harmful to the earthâ€™s eco system, as well as being non-allergenic.