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.
the pilates Box is wood construction nicely padded and covered in a Naugahyde upholstery cover it is comfortable to the touch the pole is vinyl plastic the box is for execution of advance Pilates routines the pole is for stabilization they can be used together or separately with or without the reformer apparatus I haven't used mine yet as I am still in the beginner classification but look forward to doing advanced routines in a few weeks about a month if you plan on purchasing a pilates reformer I would recommend purchasing this item at the same time so you won't have to wait because advancement to the next level of training comes quickly when the workout is so fun.
I have been using a yoga pad for years, but my bones are getting old and tired, so I decided to try this mat because it had some thickness to it...and it does!! It has just enough padding so that I don't feel as if I'm on the bare floor but not too much that I slip around when sweaty. I use it on my area rug, and it does not move at all. It is a thin, oriental rug, so that may make the difference. But I did read at least one review that said it slipped on her rug - that was NOT my experience. I highly recommend this exercise mat to anyone who does pilates, yoga, stretching...I even stand on it when doing resistance training! I'm putting it through its paces and its standing up well.
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