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Conor McGregor arrested for sexual assault in Ireland

Conor McGregor Retires and Then Investigated For Sexual Assault

A day after he retired MMA fighter Conor McGregor has apparently been investigated for sexual assault. The alleged incident apparently took place in a hotel in Ireland that McGregor frequents. Whilst being investigated no charges have been laid and the star is yet to be convicted and no further information is known. The investigation comes one day after Conor announced his retirement from the sport. Citing his immense wealth and other business interests Conor indicated that he has no more interested in competing in the sport. It makes sense considering the $100M that he earned from his Mayweather fight and other business interests he has going on.

In other news Direct Mats has a new shipment of MMA mats coming to Sydney. The MMA mats will be coming to our Sydney warehouse but will be available for delivery Australia-Wide. The shipment will consist of MMA mats, jigsaw mats and tatami mats:

  • Black MMA Mats
  • Grey MMA Mats
  • Black Tatami Mats
  • Grey Tatami Mats
  • Black/Grey Jigsaw Mats
  • Black/Grey Tatami Jigsaw Mats

The new delivery lift our stock level and make sure we have a continual stock available for our valued customers.

 

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The AUD Effect on Jigsaw Mats and MMA Mats

You may  have noticed but the Australian dollar has been very volatile against the American Dollar. In fact it has lately been volatile against all the major currencies including the Yen, the Euro and the British Pound. The reason for this is varied but it has been a consistent theme since the beginning of the year. Against the USD this can be explained by the trade war between China and the USA. Australia being highly dependent on China for trade means any time there is an issue there it effect our currency. The Euro is being influenced by economic troubles there and the British Pounded has been pounded (excuse the pun) by uncertainly about the Brexit. 

The biggest impact on Australia is when there is extreme fluctuation with the USD. Australia is a commodities bases economy with all our major exports sold in USD. So any fluctuation there has an extreme impact on us. This also includes imports like MMA mats and jigsaw mats. Obviously when the value of the AUD goes down then the cost of our exports to other markets also goes done. This usually has the effect of increasing demand for our exports. On the flip side when the dollar goes down it also has an effect on MMA mats and jigsaw mats by increasing their price. Both MMA mats an jigsaw mats are a consumer product and are not considered a commodity. If the price for them goes up in one country it is not easy to find a replacement. So in effect if it difficult to switch suppliers.

It is for this reason that the price of both MMA mats and jigsaw mats could go up in the future if the value of the Australian Dollar continues to fall against the American dollar.

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Market Watch Jigsaw Mats

The AUD gained and all the usual gauges associated with global growth rose. There is growing optimism that this week’s round of talks between China and the US on trade will result in US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Trade Representative Lighthizer are set to hold talks on Thursday and Friday with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, the top economic adviser to President Xi Jinping.
  
The AUD has suffered in recent months falling by more then 2% since the New Year. This has mainly been due to the softening property market which is coming off a multi-year boom. With prices down more then 10% in some districts it has had the effect of dampening consumer demand. This has got some people talking about a interest rate cut instead of an increase which had previously been factored in for 2019.
 
The effect on consumer goods such as jigsaw mats and gym mats had so far been limited. In fact there has been an increase in demand for jigsaw mats and MMA mats and tatami mats in the New Year. The main reasons for this are:
 
  • New gym openings especially MMA and BJJ
  • Gyms replacing old mats and upgrading
  • Government departments increasing spending
  • People seeking new fitnesses challenges

It is then no wonder that there are currently multiple containers heading for Australia filled with jigsaw mats  and other training and martial arts mats. It is expected that this trend with continue despite the fluctuating AUD.

 
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The Importance of Gym Mats in Exercising

Exercising is extremely important for leading a healthy lifestyle. There are countless benefits of regular exercise including improved brain function, increased energy levels, enhanced immune system, and a lower risk of developing serious diseases like cancer. On top of that, it’s important to note that active people have an improved sense of well-being and are able to sleep better. But, when it comes to exercising, it’s important that people do it right.

Having the right equipment is essential for working out properly. Gym mats are without a doubt one of the most important pieces of exercise equipment. They are an excellent choice because they can be used for numerous exercises. Their main purpose is to make an individual’s body comfortable during the workout. Nevertheless, there are a few different types of mats available on the market today, so it’s important to do proper research before getting an exercise mat.

Gym mats are great for workout because they give necessary balance during exercises. On top of that, they protect both elbows and knees. Gym owners should consider using mats because it will help keep their floors clean by keeping sweat away from it. It’s worth mentioning that mats can always be rolled up or doubled over to provide additional padding. Apart from offering health benefits, gym mats are also great because they are durable, tough, and easy to clean.

Individuals who work out at home probably won’t see gym mats as very expensive, while gym owners may need to invest a larger sym if they want to protect their floor. Nevertheless, there is no denying that mats are essential for proper execution of certain exercises. But before committing to buying gym mats, it’s recommended to get familiar with the various types that are available for sale today.

Jigsaw Mats

Jigsaw mats are without a doubt a great choice for martial arts, no matter whether someone plans on using them for a large dojo facility or just a small grapping area. These mats have the ideal thickness that will keep the participants safe at all times. They are great for martial arts because they offer incredible stability. When someone practices MMA on jigsaw mats, they will be provided with good support when upright.

On top of all this, interlocking jigsaw mats are incredibly easy to set up. Since they’re lightweight, they can easily be carried. Another advantage of getting jigsaw mats is that they are extremely durable.

MMA Mats

Although jigsaw mats are suitable for different kinds of martial arts, MMA mats are a much better option. However, it’s important to note that they’re also the more expensive option. MMA mats offer better protection against injury than jigsaw mats because they are thicker. They also offer incredible stability, durability, and firmness.

These mats are noted for their smooth finish and an anti-skid bottom, a great feature that keeps movement to a minimum. MMA mats are very comfortable because they’re made from heave-duty vinyl and compressed sponge. They are suitable for any kind of martial arts, including aikido, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, karate, and more. These mats are perfect for both a large dojo facility and for people who simply want to improve their martial arts skills at home.

Tatami Mats

Tatami mats are ideal for high impact sports. They are intended for use both in gyms and at homes. These mats are made from heavy duty vinyl and compressed sponge, which means that they have a high comfort level. They also feature a rubber anti-skid bottom. This means that there’s no need to worry about the mat moving once it gets placed on the floor. They are 40mm thick, and are a great choice both for training and competitions.

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Tiger Woods Wins First Title in Five Years

I must admit that I am the a greatest fan of professional golf. It looks like a fun game and I would like to place it some day but most professional golfers look like escaped cast members of “The Hobbit”. It was with that in mind that I found myself fascinated in my sudden interest in golf the last few months. You see after many years in the wilderness all the sudden Tiger Woods was making waves again. Whilst not a fan of Tiger per se I was interested in the tale of the come back kid making his way to the top. Judging by the crowds at the US PGA tour on the weekend I was not the only person. Indeed it seemed that everybody was mesmerised by the return of Tiger Woods to top form.

After teasing us over the last few weeks with near misses at other events Tiger Woods has finally won his first title in five years. What will go down as the biggest comeback in sporting history Tiger lifted a remarkable victory with a two-shot win in the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. Tiger was able to fend off a spirited challenge from the likes of Justin Rose and fellow American Billy Herschel to win his 60th title an pocket $US1.62 million in the process.

“All of a sudden it started hitting me that I was going to win the tournament,” Woods said. “It’s been a tough few years.”

This outstanding victory is sure to elevate Woods’ profile and standing in the sporting community. He will surely receive some huge offers from sponsors following this remarkable outcome. Indeed Direct Mats CEO has stated that he would love to come on board as a Tiger Woods sponsor in the near future. “Tiger would be a great advocate for our jigsaw mats and foam mats.” said Direct Mats CEO. “You know it what our mats are about. Sometimes you get hit. Sometimes you hit the floor. But with the right support you can always get back up,” he said.

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4 Reasons Why EVA Jigsaw Mats are Perfect for Martial Arts

Martial arts are among the most popular sports in the world. Being able to protect yourself in a dangerous situation is exactly what lures many people to martial arts. On top of that, they will teach you discipline and will make you more humble, which are qualities that everyone should strive to have. If your gym offers martial arts classes, then you’ll need appropriate gym mats in order to ensure the safety of the participants. Similarly, if you have a garage gym, it’s imperative that you find good mats to avoid any potential physical risks.

There are a few different types of gym mats available on the market today, but EVA jigsaw mats are most likely the best you’ll find. Here are some of the main advantages of EVA jigsaw mats.

Stability

In order to practice martial arts properly, you’ll need to have good support when upright. Otherwise, you will waste a lot of energy on trying to maintain control. EVA jigsaw mats are made with non-porous, closed-cell EVA foam, which makes them more rigid than other mats, thus providing more support.

Price

The cost of gym mats is extremely important to most people, since both owners of independent clubs and home users usually don’t always have a big budget. Even though both MMA mats and vinyl tatami mats are made using quality materials, they can be very pricey, thus making them unattainable for people who’re on a budget. On the other hand, EVA jigsaw mats are quite affordable. They come in a variety of thicknesses, but people usually choose between 20mm and 40mm thick mats.

The 20mm floor mats are cheaper and they’re commonly used in upright forms of martial arts like kick boxing, taekwondo, and karate. On the other hand, the 40mm mats are better for floor-based martial arts like judo and wrestling. Before you decide to buy new mats, make sure to check exactly what thickness suits you best.

The fact that you’re able to choose exactly how thick you want your gym mats to be is yet another advantage of the EVA jigsaw mats. Vinyl tatami mats are usually found only in 40mm thickness, which means that you wouldn’t exactly be suitable for upright forms of martial arts.

They’re Portable

One of the best things about EVA jigsaw mats is how light they are. This will make it easier for you to transport them from one place to another. They’re easy to lift, so you will have no problem storing them wherever you choose to. On the other hand, if you go with vinyl mats, you will have difficulty moving them from place to place, since they’re made out of heavy materials.

Durability

When buying gym mats, you want a product that is going to remain in good condition for a long time. Thankfully, EVA jigsaw mats are made from ethylene vinyl acetate, which is an elastomeric polymer that is known for its durability and resilience.

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Gym Mats For Your Training

Studies have shown that if you lead a healthy and active life you will live longer and will be less susceptible to illness and therefore a early death. Whilst there are a lot of hereditary diseases out there most illnesses are due to poor lifestyle choices. This is why people increasingly find themselves leading more active lives including exercising more regularly. Regular exercise is recognised as the best way to keep your weight in check and good cardiovascular health.

To achieve a balanced life is not easy and not all people have time to go out or go to the gym. That is why people find themselves training more and more at home. Whether in the garage, outside or some other spare space it is always easier and faster to just do it at home. But to be able to train effectively at home it is necessary to have the right equipment. Whilst the first thought may be to equip oneself with weights, exercise bikes and training machine scant regular is often given to the right gym mats. 

Indeed gym mats should be one of the first things anyone should think about when deciding to train at home. Gym mats are probably the most important piece of equipment that you could have in your home.  Gym mats are suitable for all sorts of activities and have many benefits to offer. Gym mats are made from foam which acts to absorb impact when training. It is the fact that gym mat are made from EVA foam that they are so great. It is also why they are also called foam mats. 

Foam mats are not only a popular for home use and fitness fanatics. They are also very popular with professional gyms. Which is why next to you go to a gym make sure you check it out and see what kind of training mats they are using.

 

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Jigsaw Mats a Great Option for Home Gym

Ever since the advent of “The Biggest Loser” people have been more interested in losing weight and keeping fit. Indeed it is not a phenomena confirmed to Australia, it is something that can be found in America with a show of the same name and even in places like Croatia where they call the show “Zivot na vagu” which lousy translate to “life on the scale”. No matter what they call it it is about people working out and dieting to try and lose weight and look good.

When people watch such shows they inevitably try and ind a place to work out. Some will go to their local gym or join some sporting activity like boxing or karate. Other with choose to simply train at home. For those who choose to train at home they will set up a home gym so that they have place to train. When they do sit up a place at home to train they will need to think about getting some jigsaw mats.

Jigsaw Mats are essential when setting up a training area for yourself at home. Jigsaw mats are necessary because they not only give you a defined area but they offer a safe place to train on a mat with anti-fatigue mat qualities. Jigsaw mats are available in a number of colour options which are designer to match your training area. Your jigsaw mat can also come in different thicknesses so that they can be tailored to the intensity of your training regime.

Jigsaw mats have been used for gym training and personal training for years now. Indeed they are often referred to as gym mats  as they are primary used for professional gyms and home gyms alike. Gym mats are made from EVA which is a type of plastic which has absorbing quality similar to rubber or compressed foam. EVA has perfect anti-fatigue qualities which are ideal for a training environment.

So next time you are looking at setting up a home gym or professional gym look no further then jigsaw mats. They are the ideal training mat for any training area.

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Jigsaw Mats For Your Martial Arts School

There are heaps and heaps of different martial arts out there. There are of course the traditional ones like karate, kung fu and judo. Then there are the more contemporary martial arts like Krav Maga and BJJ which have become more popular in the past few years. Whatever your martial art style one thing is for certain. Your need jigsaw mats in your training area.

Jigsaw mats are such a integral part of martial arts training that they are often referred to as martial art mats. People think of them as martial arts mats because they have often seen them in martial arts schools. They will also frequently be referred to as gymnastics mats because they can be found in gymnastic school and organisations that practice acrobatic activities

Whatever you call them jigsaw mats are a necessity for any martial arts school. Martial arts training is often vigorous and requires some protection from impact with the floor. Although jigsaw mats can not prevent you from any and all injuries they may be helpful in reducing the impact. Indeed martial arts mats are a necessity for every martial arts school. If you take your martial arts seriously and want your student to be protected then you need to consider jigsaw mats.

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Protect Yourself With Gym Mats

Training on hard surfaces can lead to long term injury. Constantly jumping up and down and rolling around on the ground can cause injury due to the stress on your bones and muscles. Fortunately for all the gym junkies out there we have a solution. Direct Mats now offers jigsaw mats and puzzle mats which if used correctly and in conjunction with a well thought out training regiment can reduce the impact of hard training on the body, helping to prevent injury and ensuring maximum fitness.

 

As mentioned above regular training on hard surfaces can lead to impact injuries, bruises and broken bones. While there is no substitute for common sense and taking care during training, with foam mats these injuries can be prevented. The main benefit of these jigsaw mats, the company says, is that they allow individuals to train longer and harder than they otherwise could by reducing the impact on the body. We supply gym mats for high-impact training such as martial arts and cross-fit training, but in practice, these mats are suitable for practically any activity. Thicker puzzle mats are appropriate for more intense, higher impact sports, such as MMA, while lower thickness mats are more suitable for sports like yoga and gymnastics.

 

The majority of our foam mats are made from EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate), a blend of a rubbery copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate, often used in the soles of sports shoes. This material has a  proven ability to absorb shock and protect delicate joints and tendons from injury. Gym mats come in a variety of thicknesses, tailored for different use scenarios. At the moment, the company supplies puzzle mats in 20mm, 30mm and 40mm widths, as well as a variety of specialised tatami and MMA mats in 40mm.

 

Direct Mats is one of Australia’s leading supplier of gym mats. It currently supplies safety mats to a range of organisations, including schools, sporting clubs, government training details and commercial gyms. Part of the appeal of our products is that they are amenable to practically any environment. Jigsaw mats, in particular, can be customised to any facility or room, offering a temporary or permanent floor covering to improve safety and boost comfort. The mats are easy to lay on any floor and are both durable and highly portable.

 

MMA mats are manufactured using heavy duty vinyl. They have a smooth finish, helping to reduce friction burns while providing maximum impact cushioning. Currently, the MMA mats from the company are available in 40mm in either black or grey and offer a low-cost solution compared to other leading brands in the industry.

 

For other martial arts, the company offers tatami mats. These are appropriate for a range of hand-to-hand fighting sports, including judo, jiu-jitsu, aikido, karate, kung fu and BJJ. These foam mats come in a variety of finishes, depending on the customer’s needs.

 

To find out more about the products or to make an inquiry about freight costs, go to https://directmats.com.au to get in touch with the company

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Direct Mats Receives New Shipment of Training Mats

Direct Mats has  just received a brand new shipment of interlocking jigsaw mats in our Sydney warehouse. The 40′ container was full of training mats  and had the following contents:

  • 40mm black /grey jigsaw mats
  • 40mm black/red jigsaw mats
  • 40mm blue/red jigsaw mats
  • 30mm red/black jigsaw mats
  • 30mm red/blue jigsaw mats
  • 20mm red/blue jigsaw mats

Whilst we receive a new shipment of training mats every 2-3 weeks it is good to book in advance as they don’t last long. Heaps of customers has back orders which mean most of the mats leave before they have arrived. We are more then happy to hold mats for customers who has prepaid for incoming stock.

So if you need some interlocking jigsaw mats for your school or training area or have any questions regarding our mats please give us a call or send us an email. At Direct Mats we are always happy to help. 

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Premium Mats for Your Training

Direct Mats is a leading provider of incredible gym mats throughout Australia. We’ve got a selection of multi-purpose foam mats that are perfect for any gym floor. They’re available in different sizes and colours, depending on personal preference.

Our gym mats come in three different varieties:

Each type of mats has unique properties that make the mats perfect for certain activities and ideal for any floor space in your gym.

Jigsaw Mats

Our jigsaw mats are made from EVA foam which gives them amazing durability and impact resistance. They come in three different thickness varieties; 40mm, 30mm, and 20mm. The thicker the mat, the more resistant it is and the higher impact it can handle.

Traditionally, these mats are designed for many high impact sports such as martial arts and wrestling. Due to the thickness of the mats and their resistance to heavy loads, they’re also fantastic for use on the floor of a weights section in your gym.

They’re durable enough to handle weights being dropped over and over again. Our jigsaw mats can provide your gym floor with a cushioned surface to help protect the natural floor beneath as well as protecting your weights.

These mats are easy to put down and interlock like a jigsaw – hence the name. We offer various colour options as well as the thickness varieties mentioned earlier. They’re very popular amongst our customers who want to protect themselves from injury along with protecting their gym equipment.

MMA Mats

We sell high-quality MMA mats with a smooth vinyl finish. These mats are made with compressed foam to help give them some extra bounce and be effective at absorbing shocks. They’re primarily used for mixed martial arts practice and other activities that involve grappling.

Our MMA mats come in black/grey, and they’re 1m wide, 2m long, and 40mm thickness. This makes them perfect for a cardio area of your gym. Lay them down on the floor, and your customers can use them for ab work and stretching routines. Due to their thickness and the compressed foam, they’re also perfect for jumping activities such as burpees or jump lunges.

These mats provide perfect support and cushioning for your customers, ensuring they don’t suffer injuries as a result of high impact work on their joints.

You can order these in bulk, and we offer discounts on the cost per mat when you buy more in one go. If you’re interested in these mats but don’t want them in grey or black, contact us, and we may be able to sort you out with a custom colour.

Tatami Mats

Our premium Tatami mats are also made with compressed foam, but they have a special Tatami finish. This finish isn’t smooth like vinyl, it includes multiple mini bumps and grooves to provide extra traction. Again, this makes them perfect for mixed martial arts training as well as grappling and wrestling work.

We sell these mats 1m wide, 2m long, and 40mm thick. They’re the perfect size for individual use, making them ideal for a free section in your gym. The extra grip provided by the Tatami finish makes them the perfect stretching match. It also keeps traction on the mat even when they’re wet with sweat. So, your customers can finish up on the treadmill and stretch on the mat without worrying about slipping and pulling any muscles.

While the extra grip might be their standout feature, these mats can also absorb high impacts. They can easily handle a couple of kettlebells or medicine balls falling on them without being damaged.

Much like the MMA mats, these mats are available in black/grey, but custom colours are available by special order.

Buying Quality Mats For Your Gym

It’s crucial that you buy quality mats for your gym or training area. When you have clients that like to practice MMA or wrestling moves, they need a safe surface to train on. All three of these mats provide suitable protection and cushioning for high impact activities. This keeps your clients safe and ensures there are no injuries in your gym.

Similarly, our premium mats help you protect your property. If you don’t have a high-quality mat in your weights section, you run the risk of damaging the floor and your weights. This can lead to costly repairs, which you simply don’t need to pay for. Instead, buy our mats, and they will safely handle any weights dropping without causing damage to anything.

For more information on any of our premium gym mats, feel free to contact Direct Mats today!

 

 

Delivery Australia Wide on all orders

Delivery Australia-wide

Ezymats will deliver mats anywhere in Australian. Whether you are located in a capital city or in regional Australia we have freight forwarders who can delivery direct to you. We deliver any quantity from 1 mat to 100+. For pricing please contact us with your location and quantity required and we will arrange pricing and delivery. All freight costs are the responsibility of the customer. Refer to our delivery policy for additional information.