Pilates mats, like the exercise approach itself, have gained notoriety as well as popularity over the past few years. Pilates mats tend to be thinner than traditional exercise mats, and made of a denser material, making them highly portable, encouraging transport for those who travel and hesitate to take their exercise mat with them.
And although there are some similarities between Pilates mats and traditional yoga mats, the purist will want to select the appropriate mat for his or her needs. For instance, if you don’t have a set of yoga paws and will be working out on a hard floor, such as hardwood or smooth tile, “sticky” Yama yoga mats are very desirable. Check out your options to see what best suits your needs.