Posts Tagged ‘fitness flooring’

Workout Gloves Can Be Multi-Purposed Or Re-Purposed!

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013 by

Workout gloves are multifunctional!There’s nothing more exciting than the first day of spring . . . what can I say, I need to get out more. The Ides of March are now safely in the rear view mirror and the onset of warmer weather rapidly approaches on fuzzy feet. Here in California, that means beach excursions are right around the corner. Surveying the bathing suit landscape has made me realize that unless I want to be mistaken for a wayward whale, I may need to shed a few pounds before venturing outside in something less than a hazmat suit.

MatsMatsMats has already supplied my household with a veritable plethora of fine choices for svelting down my ample Orwellian figure. (Orson Wells NOT George Orwell) and I have written in the past of such items as the exercise ball, the fitness flooring and kids carpet.

Today I would like to expound on the virtues of (pause for dramatic effect) the workout glove.

If you are delaying the actual choice of exercise till you find the motivation to begin said regimen, nothing tells your ever-loving spouse that you are committed to the process of slenderizing oneself than buying matching workout gloves. MatsMatsMats has a HUGE selection of gloves to choose from. Everything from a delicate pink to a more manly camouflage.

If you know me, you know I prefer products that can be multi-purposed or re-purposed and these bad boys have “batting gloves” written all over them. Maybe even James Bond-esque driving gloves! (“Yes, Miss Moneypenny, that’s shaken not stirred”)

The true purpose of these gloves is to use them in conjunction with weights to use a traditional approach to fitness. They also can be used to help cushion your hands when exercising, doing yoga, calisthenics or any other program that requires writhing on the floor gasping for breath.

Now that I have made that “first step”, I have decided to reward my efforts by treating myself to a martini and an exploding laser watch


Fitness Flooring Tiles

Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by

exercise matsI have been doing some home renovations today, and I often thought about how I would have LOVED to have a kneeling pad to preserve my knees!  I’ve been kneeling on hard, half-inch thick, cement board used as underlayment beneath ceramic tiles, and my knees are rather sore now.  I also think just one of these mini jumbo, EVA foam floor tiles would work well as a kneeling pad, as they are 2’ x 2’ square; the jumbo, 4’ x 4’, interlocking gym flooring tiles would be much too large for just kneeling on.

I know…these foam flooring tiles are not really intended to be used as kneeling pads, and are classified as exercise flooring, but let me tell you, when you’ve been on your hands and knees, on concrete sub-flooring [tile backer], for several hours, you begin dreaming about something—ANYTHING—softer to kneel, sit, crouch, and maybe even take a nap on!


Exercise Mats

Posted on: May 12th, 2010 by

exercise mats and exercise flooringIt’s not always easy deciding on the right exercise mats or other exercise products when you’re faced with outfitting a workout area, school gym, or even a home exercise room; finding the right kind of mats, flooring, and station mats for under exercise equipment should be done with the right knowledge of what to use.

In most home circumstances, foam, interlocking tiles made from non-toxic, lead-free EVA foam, which come in jumbo size of 2’ square tiles, will suit your needs. These fitness flooring tiles are highly durable, provide anti-fatigue flooring that makes it easier on the feet, as well as protect the under flooring from weights dropped [for example]. Many styles, colors, and texture tops are available, so take some time to browse what’s available, and then calculate the area to be covered to ensure accuracy.