Product Type: Pineapple Fitness
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Pineapple Yoga Mat
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Pineapple Yoga Mat
Advantages: easy to clean, works fine, cheap to buy, nice colours
as part of my fitness and health routine, I have recently started a Yoga programme, which I do at home in my living room. I have quite thick carpet and a rug in my home, which has caused me a few carpet burns on my feet, legs and arms during the Yoga DVD's and I decided that it would be a good idea to invest in a new Yoga mat, as my old one had disappeared!!
I bought a new Pineapple Yoga Mat from Amazon, and it only cost me £10, which I thought was a good price as Pineapple is known to be a good quality brand. For those who have not heard of Pineapple before, they are a well known Dancewear brand that also make sports wear and accessories.
The Mat comes in a stow-away bag, which is a light pink and has the black Pineapple logo on it. The bag has a long, sturdy handle, which makes it easy and simple to carry the mat over your shoulder, so you can take it anywhere that you need to have it. I have taken mine to the gym to do some of their classes, as the ones supplied in the gym are getting a bit thin.
Inside the bag, you will find a rolled up Yoga mat which is the same pink color as the bag, and it also has the Pineapple logo on it, but it is white, not black like the bag. I assume you could maybe buy this in other colours but I have not looked into this. The pink is a nice soft shade, and it compliments the white from the logo quite well.
The mat itself is made from a sort of plasticated foam, as most Yoga mats tend to be, and is of a good thickness. It is not so thin that it feels like you may as well lay on the floor, but it is not so thick that it will hamper your workout. The mat is soft to touch, but sturdy to use and this is just how I expect a Yoga mat to be.
I have used this mat on both carpet, and the laminated floor in the gym studio and I am happy to say that it has stayed in place every time I have used it. I have had no problems with it slipping and sliding around, and I have managed to stay in place on top of the mat too. The mat is actually slightly longer than the other yoga mats I have used, but I find this is better as I can stretch out a little bit more.
It is comfortable to use, and you can wipe it clean easily and quickly, so no matter how sweaty or dirty your workout gets, you can always be sure that there is no hassle in cleaning this yoga mat. The mat rolls back up really easily and I have never had a problem storing it back in the bag, ready for the next use. Sadly the bag is not as easily cleanable as the mat and I do have a few stains on it, but it is nothing major and it is machine washable, just not safe for the tumble dryer.
I have had this mat a couple of months now, and even after multiple uses, it still looks brand new and it is still as good as the day I bought it. I believe it will have plenty of uses left in it, and I am glad that I have bought this. It is good quality for a good price, and it does every thing you would expect it to do.
You can buy this mat on Amazon like I did, or you can also buy them in selected JJB Sports stores, but the price may differ. I give this Pineapple Yoga Mat a 5 out of 5 stars and I totally recommend it.
*This review is also posted on Ciao under the user name of Hailee*
Summary: A nice yoga mat
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