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Market Watch Training Mats and EVA Mats

The Aussie Dollar declined for the 3rd week in a row, although the range was limited to 57 points.. The RBA meeting revealed in their minutes  that they had considered a rate cut on Melbourne Cup day, but then decided against it. This in turn increases the chance that they will cut rates next week, although it is not yet know. Hopefully they won’t cut rates as it will have a negative impact on the Australian dollar and therefor the price of training mats such as EVA jigsaw  mats and gym mats. Every time the dollar falls it again puts pressure on training mats pricing.

The problem is that it is not only the Australian economy that is having trouble. The OECD predicted that the world economy would grow at just 2.9% this year, which is its weakest growth rate for over a decade. The richest countries also forecast little improvement in growth over the next two years. It blamed, among other things, political uncertainty and the Sino-American trade war, and called for clearer climate-change policies. What they should really be blaming is their own structural problems which they have failed to address due to political gridlock. In this environment the price of training mats will surely continue to suffer. Luckily people have a high tolerance too pricing as they just like to train.

The kind of training mats that will be effected if the Australian dollar were to fall would be:

  • EVA Mats
  • Gym Mats
  • Jigsaw Mats
  • Yoga Mats
  • Tatami Mats
  • Wall Mats

So pretty much all kinds of mats. The best way to mitigate this would be to buy your mats now. Otherwise you can buy them as you need them with the knowledge that you have some pretty good suppliers in this country like:

  • Ezy Mats
  • Southern Cross Mats
  • Direct Mats

With suppliers like the above servicing the national market you can’t go wrong.

 

Jigsaw Mats

Training Mats Can Save Your Life

I don’t know if you remember the old ad that they had running back in the eighties called, “Life be in it”. There was that fat guy Norm sitting in his chair and he was being encouraged to go and do some exercise. They were encouraging him to get out and play with the kids, go for a walk, do some exercise etc. The purpose of the ad was to encourage people to get active so that they could improve their health. It was a great ad and I am sure that there are plenty of people out there who remember the ad. I for one do and it still plays on my mind to get out and do some training.

I reckon these days they should be doing more of those ads. Maybe they could change them a bit and tell people to get some training mats and do so exercise. Sure I would have a vested interest in people buying training mats and getting out and doing some training. I mean people would buy more mats such as;

I mean wouldn’t it be great if they did actual get themselves some training mats such as these, got off their backside and did some training. It really wouldn’t matter what they were training for. They could be training for the City to Surf, they could be training for the Olympics, they could be training for anything they could think of. The main thing is that they would be training for something and in the process they would be improving their health. Not much can be gained from sitting on ones bottom and just watching television all day long. You might be able to make a nice indent in your arm chain, but that is pretty much it.

Using training mats, whether they are jigsaw mats or any other mats is just the start. After that the sky is the limit. They best thing about choosing to use training mats is that you know you will train for longer. So by being smart and planning you training you can extend your training life. This means reducing injuries and generally having a better training life and have a life full stop.

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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!