Defender - Yoga/Pilates
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Wed Aug 08 00:00:00 MDT 2012shirleykeating Rating:5.0
Great mat! It is exactly as shown in picture. I would recommend for yoga or pilates.
Wed Jun 23 00:00:00 MDT 2010stlginkgo Rating:5.0
I purchased this mat as a gift for my sister. She was looking for a mat that was thick enough for pilates and I was looking for one that was extra long for laying down poses. I purchased it for her as a gift and delivery was quick. She said it was a perfect mat, everything she was looking for!
Sun Jan 19 00:00:00 MST 2014dianenyc Rating:4.0
Good for general exercise purposed wouldn't use for yoga or Pilates. Rolls up and lays flat well. Seems durable.
Thu Nov 17 00:00:00 MST 2011annyu Rating:4.0
Very good quality mat and match the descriptions. I would personally use it for pilate or floor exercises instead of yoga since it is hard to balance on a thicker mat.
Tue Apr 09 00:00:00 MDT 2013nd10 Rating:5.0
The mat was just what I was looking for. Thicker than a yoga mat, soft. Easy to roll up and store. Doesn't slide around on a hard surface. The sizing was very accurate, length and thickness.
Tue Mar 19 00:00:00 MDT 2013roughhollow Rating:5.0
Working very well for a beginner yoga student. I am happy with the products.
Wed Jan 18 00:00:00 MST 2012mikifnn Rating:4.0
the product was a very good value for the money, easy to use and wee made
Tue Aug 30 00:00:00 MDT 2011jdeckard Rating:4.0
The ring is why I purchased. The dvd is a bonus. The ring quality is very good. I have only viewed the dvd once and wasn't immediately taken with it. I will return to the dvd and may change my opinion later.
Tue Dec 10 00:00:00 MST 2013msbhvnjst4fun Rating:5.0
I have owned one of these before and a friend borrowed it an did not return it. This Box and pole is a must have for a great work out on the Reformer Pilates.
Tue Apr 01 00:00:00 MDT 2014mehwc06 Rating:5.0
I use this product while I am watching TV. Haven't used it long enough to see results but it makes me feel better to be doing something useful while I am wasting time. I feel that in time I will see results because I can feel my muscles working hard.
Sun Dec 06 00:00:00 MST 2009fourpigs Rating:5.0
The mats are perfect. We got them and were in the studio working out that day. We just needed to air them out a bit (as with anything that is packaged).
Thu Oct 07 00:00:00 MDT 2010nursecassey Rating:5.0
Got the purple yoga mat, love it. Cushioned, light and easy to store.
Fri Jul 16 00:00:00 MDT 2010jennnnifer Rating:5.0
it's sturdy and helps get the job done - i thought it was sold by the pair, but it's one block
Fri Mar 18 00:00:00 MDT 2011mom293842 Rating:4.0
The yoga mat I purchased is made in the USA. That was my main purpose in chosing this particular mat. It appears to be just like others purchased outside the country and was more expensive, of course, but I'm striving to buy American.
Wed Feb 20 00:00:00 MST 2013jill9578 Rating:4.0
I don't know much about yoga mats, as I am a beginner but this seems to be a good mat. My only issue is that my hands and feet slip so I will have to pick up a yoga towel.
Thu Aug 18 00:00:00 MDT 2011pedwards4 Rating:5.0
I have bad knees and was looking for a more supportive mat for yoga- and found it in this one. Great for taller people too as that it is a bit longer than a standard mat. Only concern would be that as it is made of a solid foam, you might have to be more careful that it does not get cut/ripped.
Wed Mar 17 00:00:00 MDT 2010pindale1 Rating:4.0
A good price for all the equipment I needed for my beginners Yoga class. Has a very strong rubber smell, when doing positions where your face is in the mat, I would recommend using a scented oil on the rubber before use.
Thu Sep 04 00:00:00 MDT 2008sandy1939 Rating:5.0
Mat matches description. It's lightweight but sturdy, transports easily, and its surface facilitates feet gripping the mat for better balance. Recommend.
Sat Jan 09 00:00:00 MST 2010dcthompson Rating:4.0
This is my first yoga purchase and while the mat and blocks are not the quality of those at the class I attend, I can't complain for the price! I didn't want to invest a lot in case I didn't follow through and this purchase has allowed me to do just that, with a quality I can live with.
Thu Jan 28 00:00:00 MST 2010lymmie1 Rating:1.0
the yoga mat is not as thick as I expected. And worse yet, while in use, the mat has a very nauseating smell to it. The smell made everybody in the class a little upset. I had to take it out of the room. I have been airing it out in the garage since I received it, and the odor is dissipating a little. Not happy at all with the mat. The price did not match the quality.
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