The story behind The Lindywell Pilates Powerhouse Mat
I’m so excited to announce that our official Lindywell Pilates Powerhouse Mat is right here!
After greater than a decade of instructing Pilates and struggling to discover a mat that checked all of the packing containers I used to be in search of, and listening to from YOU about your battle too, I took issues into my very own fingers and got down to create the perfect Pilates mat for each train and each physique.
Whereas my standards was easy, it seems it’s not simple to create a mat that isn’t solely high-quality, but in addition sustainable, eco-friendly and free of poisons like PVC, phthalates, and chloride.
You’ve been listening to me say this for years, however there’s a large distinction between Pilates mats and yoga mats, and for good purpose. Pilates mats have to be thicker in an effort to present satisfactory cushion on your backbone and joints throughout rolling workout routines (ie: Rolling Like a Ball, Open Leg Rocker, the Roll Over) and on your bony landmarks throughout workout routines like Aspect Leg Lifts (suppose hip bones) or Swimming (suppose pubic bone). Whereas in yoga, it’s vital to be as related to the earth as a lot as potential, subsequently yoga mats are very skinny with little or no padding.
A lot of you will have been asking me for mat suggestions for years and I’ve by no means totally discovered the proper mat to advocate. So, with the assistance of my superb crew right here at Lindywell we created the perfect Pilates mat available on the market for you.
My high 5 standards for a premium, high-quality Pilates mat:
- Non-toxic and eco-friendly
- Supportive sufficient for rolling workout routines, but steady sufficient for balancing train
- Simple to wash
- Lovely and one thing you WANT to maintain rolled up within the nook of your room
- Light-weight and straightforward to hold
This was no simple feat my associates. I can see why firms minimize corners. We needed to work HARD to discover a accomplice that might work with us to create a mat that meets all of those standards, particularly since sure supplies are onerous to return by proper now.
We sorted by way of pattern after pattern and referenced a number of client opinions, testimonials, case research and reviews to search out the perfect really feel and steadiness of assist and stability that we may discover.
We went by way of quite a few rounds of revisions to ensure the standard and wonder was as much as our requirements.
I had you and your wants in thoughts each step of the way in which. I now know why there’s such variation within the worth and high quality of mats within the market (and perceive what meaning behind-the-scenes). In an effort to produce merchandise which can be accountable, high-quality and eco-friendly, the fee to provide and the hurdles to leap are larger. We’ve accomplished our best possible to make it possible for our pricing is aggressive to different premium mats available on the market and we actually need this to be a product that helps you (pun supposed) for years to return. (And Lindywell members – you’ll obtain a 20% low cost!)
I can’t wait to disclose the mat to you very quickly. Within the meantime, right here’s a fast behind-the-scenes video that provides a peek into the journey of bringing this mat to life.
We’re beginning with a restricted amount of those mats, so click on right here to get yours earlier than they promote out!
I can’t wait to see you in your (new) mat very quickly!