As you get older floors get harder and harder...or so it seems. This mat made exercising a pleasurable experience again...and due to this I am able to stay committed. After a day at work I just could not look forward to sitting and laying on a cold hard floor to work out...this mat changed all that. It's nice that it rolls up easily for storage...and even has a carrying strap. Don't let the price put you off...it's well worth the money you invest.