I’ve been a member of Gold’s Gym for a year or so, and I’ve made some good progress in my fitness. Unfortunately a couple of months ago the gym I go to, which I can walk to in about one minute, closed. Now the closest gym is a very inconvenient drive away. That inconvenience has hurt my workout schedule. Recently though, I’ve acquired the SKLZ TRAINERmat and TRAINERball. I’ve done a lot of working out at the Gold’s on mats and with workout balls in the past, and now I can do some of those exercises at home. Today I’m reviewing the TRAINERmat.
Quite simply, the SKLZ TRAINERmat is exactly what its name says. But this mat has some unique features which make it stand out above other mats.
First, this mat is long. The mat is six feet long and two feet wide. Most mats at my gym are only four feet. I really like being able to keep my whole body on the mat, instead of having my legs or upper body on the floor.
Second, this mat has graphics which show all sorts of stretches and exercises which are geared for GOLF. There are 24 total exercises printed right on the mat. No more reading my notes from a piece of paper or from my iPhone.
The pad rolls up into a very easy to carry compact cylinder for transport to the gym, storage in the house or car. See below.
The 1/4″ thick pad is also a very cool shade of golf green. Love it.
The mat groups the exercises into four categories:
- Pillar Preparation
- Movement Preparation
- Movement Skills
Hard to write a 3,000 word review on an exercise mat, so I’m not going to try. In short the $29 SKLZ TRAINERmat is great for golf training, stores easy, covers a full body length and has the exercises printed right on the mat.