Thin Exercise Mat | Gym Mat | Clinton 7801

Designed to help stabilize feet and hands during exercise, this Thin Exercise Mat measures 68 inches in length by 24 inches width and is 1/8 inches thick.

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  • Wear supportive cross-trainers, tennis or basketball shoes while skipping rope. shoes won’t give you enough forefoot support and are not intended for bouncing on the balls of your feet. Avoid jumping on concrete, floors laid over concrete, and other hard surfaces like tile. If you don’t have a springy wooden or carpeted floor, place a thin exercise mat on whatever surface you do have and jump on that.

    Thick and thin exercise mats are used for different activities, as thinner mats are best for yoga and stretching, while thicker mats are ideal for sit-ups and floor exercises. Use the appropriate exercise mat with advice from an AFAA-certified personal trainer in this free video on workouts.

  • Thick and thin exercise mats are used for different activities, as thinner mats are best for yoga and stretching, while thicker mats are ideal for sit-ups and floor exercises. Use the appropriate exercise mat with advice from an AFAA-certified personal trainer in this free video on workouts.

    Thick and thin exercise mats are used for different activities, as thinner mats are best for yoga and stretching, while thicker mats are ideal for sit-ups and floor exercises. Use the appropriate exercise mat with advice from an AFAA-certified personal trainer in this free video on workouts.

  • The Clinton 7801 Thin Exercise Mat is designed to help stabilize feet and hands during exercise. The Exercise Floor Mat is blue in color. The Workout Mat measures 68 x 24 inches in length and width, and is only 1/8 inch thick.

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The least expensive mats usually contain PVC foam. This substance contains phthalates and other compounds proven harmful to humans, pets and the environment. Particularly keep these . "Phthalate-free" and "PVC-free" mats are now available - .

Strong odor from a vinyl or soft plastic product is most often the "off-gassing" of harmful chemicals. It is the same smell we are so fond of in a new car, and the unpleasant smell from a new plastic shower curtain - different smells but same terrible chemicals. It does not irritate the skin and the off-gassing stops within a few days.

A further caution is that most of these cheap mats are made in China and some of their foam products have been found to contain additional toxic compounds such as lead and cadmium.

So what's the problem with PVC? Poly vinyl chloride (PVC) is a hard plastic used for plumbing pipes and in medical devices. It is not poisonous or dangerous in a hard form. However, serious safety and health issues arise during its manufacture, and if it is burned, and in the use of compounds called phthalates that are added to make PVC soft and rubbery for such things as exercise mats. One phthalate in particular, diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) is a hormone mimic and is being phased out. The manufacture or burning of PVC releases toxic chemicals such as dioxin and mercury, harmful to us and deadly to birds and other small creatures. PVC should not be burned, but it is recyclable. Sources: and

PVC is derived from petroleum and therefore is not a sustainable product. While the manufacture of PVC and the leaching of phthalates cause environmental harm, to provide perspective, it is not as harmful as the manufacture of paper and many metals.

The good news is that there are alternatives that are safe for us and the environment, and only cost a few dollars more. These options include mats made of TPE, rubber and cotton. See the top options for healthy yoga and Pilates mats by .

TPE is a PVC alternative. There is TPE made of petroleum (and therefore not considered sustainable) and there is also TPE from plant sources. For the best explanation of TPE I've found . Mats made of TPE are typically less expensive than rubber or cotton which are all-natural and sustainable.