If you’re looking to buy a new yoga mat, it’s important to know what you want. Here are some things to keep in mind as you shop. Ask yourself these essential questions before you invest in yoga mats for your fitness studio.
1. What is the purpose of your yoga mat?
Ask yourself whether you want something that will hold up well under high traffic, or if you need something lightweight and easy to carry. Consider whether you care about the material used in the mat, or if you prefer something that is easy to clean.
2. How much money can you spend on a yoga mat?
Be realistic about what kind of money makes sense for this purchase. If you’re looking for a high-quality mat that will last a long time and be able to withstand heavy use, expect to spend more than cheap and disposable options.
3. What kind of surface will your yoga mat be placed on?
If your mat will be placed on carpeted floors or other surfaces that are soft and comfortable for laying down on, then choose one with padding underneath (or even built into) it so that your joints don’t get sore from pressure points created by hard floors.
4. What type of yoga will you be teaching?
If you’re planning on teaching hot yoga or something similar, then it’s important that your mat has good grip so people don’t slip during class. However, if you plan on teaching more traditional styles of yoga, then it may not be necessary for your mat to have such good grip because it won’t be as slippery when wet from sweat during class times.
5. What type of use will the mat get?
If your studio is small or doesn’t get many classes, then it might make sense to invest in an expensive mat that will last longer than a cheaper one would. However, if your studio is large and gets lots of classes per week, then you might be better off going with something more affordable but still high quality (and replaceable).
6. How much space do you have?
You don’t want people tripping over themselves because there aren’t enough mats for everyone in class or because they have too much room around them. Make sure your studio has enough space for each student so that everyone feels comfortable during class!
7. What specifications, add-ons or accessories do you need?
A carrying strap is helpful if you want to take your mat with you on vacation or to a friend’s house for a session—but if you don’t care about portability, then this isn’t an important factor.If you’re looking for something stylish as well as functional, then look for a print or design that matches your brand identity.
Finally, once you have all the essential equipment and everything else in place for your yoga studio, consider investing in a yoga studio management software that can help you with your studio operation needs.