One of my biggest pet peeves at every gym I’ve been to is that people don’t wipe down their mats after they use them. (Or before, for that matter, which is just…eeeewww!) Last week I was grumbling to myself that at least when I worked out at home, I didn’t have to worry about cleaning my exercise mats…and than I had one of those V8 moments.
There wasn’t any reason I couldn’t bring my very own mat to the gym with me!
Life just really, really doesn’t have to be as hard as I make it sometimes. (I’m thinking of getting that tattooed on the back of my hand.)
Today I dipped into a Christmas gift card (bye-bye, new lamp I’ve been sale-watching!) to take advantage of Target’s Gaiam sale* and buy a mat sling! I’ve never been able to get my yoga mat back into the narrow mesh bag that came with it, and I’m tired of wrestling with it.
I like this sling because it not only holds my yoga mat (as shown), but the velcro straps are large enough for my thicker exercise mat, too. Versatility is always good in a product!
So no more scouring unwashed gym mats (before and after my workout) and hoping for the best–now I’ll have only my own sweat to worry about. But then one quick post-workout wipedown, plop it in the sling, and I’m done!
If you’re not already doing so, have you considered taking your own mat to the gym?
*FTC and other interested parties: I have no affiliation with Target or Gaiam. I just like them.
But if they wanted to hand me a wad of cash, I’d take it.