G2 Fitness offered to send me an exercise mat of my choice for review, and I went with the G2 Back Stretch Fitness Mat.
Unlike a standard exercise mat, G2 Fitness Mats contain images of each stretch, a proposed number of repetitions and a recommended time frame for holding each stretch. Sounds simplistic, and it is (I really wish that I thought of this!). In retrospect, I’m astounded that this hasn’t been executed prior to G2 Fitness’ entry in to the marketplace.
The Back Stretch Fitness Mat contains a total of 28 stretches which are designed to strengthen back muscles and increase overall flexibility to keep your back injury-free over time.
I found the stretches to be pretty on the mark with what I would typically do. In the few instances whereas the graphics aren’t enough to get you on the right track, instructional videos are available on the G2 Fitness Website.
Living in an apartment with hardwood floors, I’m a huge fan of exercise mats, and as far as comfort is concerned, the G2 Fitness Mat did its job. It’s not overly padded, but has enough padding to make the stretches comfortable.
It’s also important to note that the G2 Fitness line of mat products is 100 percent recyclable and environmentally friendly. The mats are water repellent, non-toxic and chloride free and feature a bacteria-resistant, washable non-slip surface.
While I chose the Back Stretch Mat, G2 Fitness offers a diversified line of mats including
General Stretch Mats
Back Stretch Mats
They have also recently introduced a self-guided Core Ball to the marketplace and I’m very hopeful that I will have the opportunity to take one for a test drive in the near future (as CFB readers know, I’m a HUGE fan of using exercise balls for core stability workouts!).
Mats can be purchased at www.G2Fit.com at the introductory price of $44.95 - $49.95.