Struggling to find the right mat for your workout? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. With so many styles and sizes to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. Thankfully, our Exercise Mat Buying Guide is here to help. As well as listing the best three mats for yoga, Pilates, and fitness, we’ve listed them depending on your skillset. So, whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or consider yourself a pro, you’ll find it easy to pick a perfect mat.

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Yoga Mats
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Fitness Mats

Exercise Mat Buying Guide: Yoga Mats

PVC Yoga Mat (Beginner)

If you're new to yoga, look no further than our PVC Yoga Mat. As well as being the lowest priced mat we sell, it has a textured surface for enhanced grip and a non-slip base to stop it sliding around. What's more, at 6mm thick, it's nice and thin to give you a firm connection with the floor and easily hold your balance when you're practising a pose. Like all our mats, it comes with a handy carry strap.

PVC Yoga Mat
£9.99

TPE Alignment Mat (Intermediate)

Ready to take the next step on your yoga journey? Look no further than our TPE Yoga Alignment Mat which has Asana Alignment Lines to help you align your body correctly and master any pose. Made from two layers of TPE foam, it's comfier to use than our PVC mat, but firm enough to easily hold a pose. Furthermore, because TPE is a closed-cell foam, it doesn't absorb moisture or sweat, making it super easy to clean.

TPE Alignment Mat
£19.99

Rubber Alignment Mat (Advanced)

If you fancy yourself as a yogi pro, you'll love our Rubber Yoga Alignment Mat. Made from natural rubber, it's stronger than our foam mats and more environmentally friendly. In addition, it features exclusive CoreGrip™ technology to provide unparalleled grip and balance when you're practising a pose. Finally, as an added bonus, we've added Asana Alignment Lines to help you align yourself correctly and perfect every pose.

Rubber Alignment Mat
£39.99
BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
PVC Yoga MatTPE Alignment MatRubber Alignment Mat
Made from PVC foam.Made from two layers of TPE foam. Better cushioning than PVC.Made from natural rubber. Stronger and grippier than PVC and TPE.
Size: L173cm x W61cm (approx.)Size: 183cm x W65cm (approx.)Size: 183cm x W68cm (approx.)
6mm thick. Firm connection with the floor to easily hold a pose.6mm thick. Firm connection with the floor to easily hold a pose.4mm thick. Extremely firm connection with the floor. Best for yoga!
Non-slip textured base to use on smooth, hard flooring.Longer and wider than our PVC mat. More room for poses!7cm wider than PVC and 3cm wider than TPE. More room for poses!
Textured grippy surface for enhanced stability and balance.Non-slip textured base to use on smooth, hard flooring.Exclusive CoreGrip™ technology for the highest level of grip and balance.
Less durable than other mats. Not suitable for HIIT workouts.Surface provides exceptional grip to easily hold a yoga pose.Natural material. More environmentally friendly than PVC and TPE.
Perfect for yoga but not enough cushioning for Pilates.Asana Alignment Lines to help you master any pose.Asana Alignment Lines to help you master any pose.
Lightweight and portable with Velcro carry strap.Stronger than PVC. Doesn't flake or peel.Superior grip on hard, smooth flooring. No chance of sliding around.
Versatile mat. Can also be used for Pilates and HIIT workouts.Sits flat to the floor and doesn't curl up at the sides like foam.
Lightweight and portable with Velcro carry strapVersatile mat. Can also be used for Pilates and HIIT workouts.
Lightweight and portable with Velcro carry strap.

Exercise Mat Buying Guide: Pilates Mats

NBR Pilates Mat (Beginner)

Pilates exercises often require your spine and other bony parts to come into contact with the floor, so it's important that a mat provides you with plenty of cushioning and protection. For that reason, our NBR Mat is a top choice for Pilates. With a thickness of 10mm, it's the thickest mat in our collection, making it perfect if you're new to Pilates and are after a spongier mat. Also, because NBR is a closed-cell foam, it won't absorb moisture or sweat.

NBR Mat
£12.99

TPE Foam Mat (Intermediate)

Customers rate our TPE Mat as one of the best for Pilates. With a thickness of 6mm, it’s 4mm thinner than our NBR mat, but don’t let that fool you. Because it’s made from two layers of TPE foam, it delivers sensational cushioning and protection. As well as being stronger and grippier than our NBR mat, it’s 4cm wider to give you extra space for exercises.

TPE Foam Mat
£16.99

Rubber Exercise Mat PRO (Advanced)

There’s a reason we called this mat the Pro. Namely, because it’s the best mat for pros in our collection. Although it’s thinner than our other mats, a member of our team regularly uses it for Pilates and swears that it’s “exceptional” to use. Made from environmentally friendly rubber, it’s stronger and wider than our other Pilates mats. Also, it has CoreGrip™ technology to give you greater grip.

Rubber Exercise Pro Mat
£34.99
BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
NBR Pilates MatTPE Foam MatRubber Exercise Mat PRO
Made from NBR foam.Made from two layers of TPE foam. More durable than NBR.Made from natural rubber. Stronger and grippier than NBR and TPE.
Size: L183cm x W60cm (approx.)Size: 183cm x W65cm (approx.)Size: 183cm x W68cm x 4mm thick (approx.)
10mm thick for superior cushioning and protection.6mm thick. Good connection with the floor for extra stability.8cm wider than NBR and 3cm wider than TPE. More room for poses.
Textured surface provides enough grip and balance for Pilates.Double layer design provides excellent cushioning for Pilates.Exclusive CoreGrip™ technology for the highest level of grip and balance.
Non-slip textured base provides good grip on smooth, hard flooring.Exceptional grip to prevent you falling over during Pilates.Superior grip on hard, smooth flooring. No chance of sliding around.
Less durable than other mats. Not suitable for HIIT workouts.Non-slip textured base to use on smooth, hard flooring.Natural material. More environmentally friendly than NBR and TPE.
Perfect for Pilates but a bit too thick for yoga.5cm wider than our NBR mat. More room for Pilates exercises!Rubber provides good cushioning and protection when practising Pilates.
Lightweight and portable with Velcro carry strap.TPE is a closed-cell foam. Doesn't absorb moisture or sweat!Sits flat to the floor and doesn't curl up at the sides like foam.
Lightweight and portable with Velcro carry strapVersatile mat. Can also be used for Pilates and HIIT workouts.
Lightweight and portable with Velcro carry strap.

Exercise Mat Buying Guide: Fitness Mats

TPE Foam Mat (Beginner)

For high-impact workouts, such as cardio and HIIT, you need a mat that can stand up to the test. After all, your hands and feet are going to be hitting the mat with maximum force, again and again and again. As well as providing excellent grip, our TPE Mat is durable and shock-absorbent to handle any exercise. In addition, it's non-slip to stop it sliding on the floor.

TPE Foam Mat
£16.99

Rubber Exercise Mat PRO (Intermediate)

If you're ready to take your training up a notch, look no further than our Rubber Exercise Mat Pro. Because it's made from natural rubber, it's far tougher than a foam mat to easily handle a high-impact workout. Also, another benefit of rubber is that it sits flat to the floor and doesn't curl up like foam, so there's no chance of tripping up. Additionally, it features our exclusive CoreGrip™ technology for ultimate grip and balance.

Rubber Exercise Mat Pro
£34.99

Extra Large Mat (Advanced)

When it comes to fitness mats, there's no bigger beast than our Extra Large Mat. Longer and wider than our other mats, it's perfect for practising any exercise. For example, if you're doing mountain climbers, there's no chance of your hands or feet slipping off the sides. In addition, it's made from closed-cell TPE foam to prevent it absorbing moisture or sweat. Plus, it provides exceptional grip and is non-slip to use on hard flooring.

Extra Large Mat
£32.99
BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
TPE Foam MatRubber Exercise Mat ProExtra Large TPE Mat
Made from two layers of TPE foam.Made from natural rubber. Stronger and grippier than TPE.Made from two layers of TPE foam.
Size: 183cm x W65cm x 6mm thick (approx.)Size: 183cm x W68cm x 4mm thick (approx.)Size: L183cm x W116cm x 6mm thick (approx.)
Strong and durable. Perfect for cardio and HIIT workouts.3cm wider than our TPE mat. Gives you extra workout space.48cm longer than the Rubber Exercise Mat Pro.
Double layer design provides excellent cushioning and protection.Extreme durability makes it perfect for cardio and HIIT workouts.Extra workout space. Perfect for mountain climbers and other exercises.
Exceptional grip for enhanced stability and balance.Exclusive CoreGrip™ technology for the highest level of grip and balance.Double layer design provides excellent cushioning and protection.
Non-slip textured base to use on smooth, hard flooring.Superior grip on hard, smooth flooring. No chance of sliding around.Provides exceptional grip to prevent you falling over during exercises.
Longer than our PVC Yoga Mat, wider than our NBR Pilates Mat.Natural material. More environmentally friendly than PVC and TPE.Non-slip textured base to use on smooth, hard flooring.
Lightweight and portable with Velcro carry strap.Sits flat to the floor and doesn't curl up at the sides like foam.TPE is a closed-cell foam. Doesn't absorb moisture or sweat!
Versatile mat. Can also be used for yoga and Pilates exercises.Versatile mat. Can be used for yoga and Pilates exercises.
Lightweight and portable with Velcro carry strapLightweight and portable with Velcro carry strap.

Now that you've finished reading our buying guide, you should have all the knowledge you need to pick a mat. Got any further questions? If so, feel free to drop us a message via the live chat on our website.