I never really understood why people wasted money on exercise floor mats. Now that I have hardwood floors in my home I am beginning to understand. I suspect that even if I had carpet I would probably want to get one of these. There are many exercises you can do on your feet, but there are many more that you may require you to come into contact with your floor. Even if you are only putting your elbows or perhaps your knees on your floor, you’re going to want some sort of cushion.
My first experience with exercise floor mats was in elementary school. I went to a very small school, and I guess maybe we had more things than other schools. Many of my friends from other schools told me they had no exercise floor mats in their gymnasium. Ours were quite thick, and we used them for many things. Though we used these exercise floor mats much more when we were younger, they were still use some in high school. Many schools have a very like large mats used to protect children falling and hurting themselves when using things like parallel bars, our exercise floor mats where there for every day play.
The exercise floor mats you get for your home would not have to be very large. They only need to be large enough for you to use on your own. They don’t even have to cost you very much money. You can find exercise floor mats almost anywhere you buy other exercise equipment. You may even be able to get something called a yoga mat to double as your exercise mat. As long as something offers you the protection you need from the hard wood of your floor, or from getting scratched by your carpet, it will work for what it needs to do.
I don’t know if I will use my exercise floor mats as much as I think I will, but I do know that my daughter will probably use them. She is very active, and loves to tumble around on the floor. There have been many times when she has bumped and bruised her knees and elbows, and if I had exercise floor mats for her to use, I think this would been less often. If nothing else, they will be something that she may use to sit on the floor in the wintertime when our hardwood floors are always cold. I guarantee it will be put to good use for something.