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Pilates Mats For Christmas

Everybody nows by now that Southern Cross Mats is the premier supplier of gym mats in the Australian market. We have been a leading supplier of gym mats for years now. People from all around the country are enjoying our mats now and they will continue to do so in the future. Amongst our best selling gym mats is pilates mats. Get your pilates mats for Christmas to get into shape.

Get in Shape in the new year

Everybody nows that Christmas is both the best time of the year and the worst. It is the best because you get to hang out with family and friends. It is the worst time for your waist line. People tend to eat a lot of food and drink a lot of beer.

That is why it is also the best time to prepare for the new year. You want to make sure you are ready to go when the times comes and get yourself fit again. Pilates is a great way to do that. Buying some pilates mats for Christmas makes more sense than ever.

Premium Supplier of pilates mats

Southern Cross Mats is a premier supplier of pilates mats in Australia. We have warehouses in Sydney and Melbourne ready to dispatch mats Australia Wide. There is no better place to go for your gym mats than Southern Cross Mats. Our mats are the preferred mat for people everywhere so get some today!

Pilates Mats For Christmas

Pilates Mats For Christmas

Get Your Interlocking Mats

The Unbeatable Popularity of Interlocking Mats

All sorts of training mats have come and gone over the years but one mat persists. The mats that are unbeatable are interlocking mats. Some people might know them as grappling mats. Some people might know them as foam mats. The bottom line is that they are great mats to train on which is why they will be popular for years to come.

Call Them Jigsaw Mats Too!

There is a reason why interlocking mats are also referred to as jigsaw mats. That reason is simple. They join together like a jigsaw puzzle. How they differ from an actually jigsaw puzzle is they the pieces are all the same. Can you image a jigsaw puzzle where all the pieces are all the same. What would be the point? Which jigsaw puzzle mats though there is a point in that you want to keep it simple.

Popularity of Interlocking Mats 

The persistent popularity of interlocking mats comes down to one thing. They are convenient to use. Interlocking mats are light weight which makes them easy to carry. Also their size make them easy to store when they are not in use. The best thing about them is that they interlock into each other which is great for training. There is nothing worse than having to constantly push mats back together during training. With these mats you don’t have to do that.

So if you are wondering about the popularity of interlocking mats you really shouldn’t. The above explanation speaks for itself. Southern Cross Mats is at the forefront of mats technology.

 

Popularity of Interlocking Mats

 

Advice About Gym Tiles

The Worst Advice You Could Ever Get About Gym Tiles

There are a lot of air chair experts out there. People who think they know everything and are prepared to let their opinions are known. They will even have you think that they can give you solid advice about gym tiles when in fact they know nothing about them. The most important thing to remember is that no advise is good advise if it is wrong.

With gym tiles the same philosophy applies. You should always seek advise with people who know what they are talking about. Often wise it is someone who specialises in sell that product or service. Who better to know then someone that lives and breathes it. I could say with a certain degree of confidence that the same applies to the people at Southern Cross Mats. They live and breathe gym mats so they have a good understanding of a product they sell. In fact it is the only product they sell.

So what are some of the pieces of advice about gym tiles you should ignore? 

If anyone tells you that you can leave your mats outdoors then that is the first thing you should ignore. Sure you can use them outdoors temporarily. You would want to make sure that it is a flat and clean surface. The thing you don’t want to do is leave them there. Any prolonged exposure to sunlight is definitely no good and neither is rain. Mats whether they are rubber or made from EVA are sensitive’s to the elements. Just because they have rubber play grounds doesn’t mean you can leave rubber mats outside. 

The other advice about gym tiles you might want to ignore is if they tell you that you can clean them with a pressure cleaner. This is an absolute no-no. A pressure cleaner will just destroy your mats and will render them useless. If you really want to give them a good clean just us a damp rag. The most you should use is a PH neutral detergent and definitely do soak them. Remember! Keep in simple folks.

If you are looking for good advice about gym tiles contact Southern Cross Mats.

 

Gym Tiles

The best yoga mats in Australia

The Ultimate Guide to Yoga Mats

The Ultimate Guide to Yoga Mats

Yoga has got to be one of the most popular physical activities amongst certain demographics at the moment. There are literally millions of people training in yoga all around the world. From movie stars to athletes and people from all walks of life it is gaining a huge following. One needs only to see the proliferation of yoga related active wear to know that it is increasing in popularity all the time. A huge reason is that there are all sorts of yoga to suit anyones needs. This includes everything from high impact yoga to just meditative yoga training. Before starting train it is good to find a good guide to yoga mats.

With the proliferation has also some the increased demand for yoga mats. It is one thing to train it is another to be able to train comfortably. That is why it is necessary to train using only the best kind of mats which is where a supplier like Ezy Mats comes in. Sure you can find all sorts of cheap mats online but if you take to sport seriously then you have to go to a serious supply with lots of experience supplying mats to all sorts of disciplines. They are also more likely to have an expensive range of mats to chose from.

What kind of yoga mats are best?

This is not always the easiest question to answer. A lot of times the best kind of yoga mat depends on the individual. Different people have different tastes so it is not always a one size fits all approach when it comes to yoga mats. That is why it is so important to have a range of possibilities to chose from. Below is a good guide to yoga mats. Some of the different options for yoga mats include:

 

PVC Yoga Mats. These are made from a PVC material which is 6mm thick. It is for people who don’t require too much of a thickness and like to be closer to the floor. It is also a material which is easy to keep please and light weight.

NBR Yoga mats. These mats vary in thickness from 10mm to 20mm. They are a thicker mat and offer more protection. I would say these are for people that need something built for comfort and less for speed. They are a heavier mat but generally come with a strap which makes it easy to carry around.

TPE Yoga mats. These mats come in two tones and have a textured finish. I would say they a for someone that requires a more stylish looking mats. They are also 6mm thick but are more expensive than PVC mats. They are cheaper than NBR mats which are much thicker.

 

So as you can see what kind of training mat you chose will ultimately depend on your requirement and taste. One thing is sure that anyone of these mats should do the trick. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself some rocking active wear and a good yoga mat and find yourself a yoga teacher. It will be the best thing you have ever done.

Guide to Yoga Mats

Save Money on Grappling Mats

How to Save Money on Grappling Mats

In this day and age it has become more important than ever to try and save as much money as possible. This pandemic that we are going through with the corona virus that originated in Wuhan China is causing a lot of economic issues. Although not too many people have lost job in Australia, there in no telling what the future will bring. Companies are definitely struggling and that includes MMA schools and other grappling organisations.

Taking all of this in consideration one would expect that people would want to save money on their grappling mats as well. It is not cheap to buy grappling mats and when you train a lot then you would effect them to wear out faster. Indeed with all these lock downs and such people are training more than ever. I mean there is only so much Netflix that you can watch before you get bored to death. That said it is a good idea to know where to get cheap grappling mats.

What are the different types of grappling mats?

 

Fortunately they are a few options available when looking at grappling mats. They come in different shapes and sizes which are designed to suit different budgets. Usually it not only depends on what your budget is but also your requirements. Take MMA mats and tatami mats for example. Both of these kind of mats are suitable for grappling but the kind of person that buys each depends on what kind of grappling they partake in.  You see usually you would expect a judo person to do for the tatami mats. That is because they have the tatami texture which is a more traditional mat. Also judo guys practice a lot of throws so they need a bit of grip. That is the opposite to the BJJ and MMA guys who tend to go for MMA mats. That is because they spend more time on the ground and therefore try to avoid the mats burn that can come with tatami mats.

Whats the cheapest option for grappling mats?

Fortunately there is a cheaper option when it comes to sourcing your wrestling mats. This comes in the form of EVA mats. EVA mats are an inexpensive option which the vast majority of people take. The great thing is that they come in multiple colours and two different textured finished like the MMA and tatami mats. You have the normal EVA jigsaw Mats and then you have the tatami jigsaw mats. Again both of these training mat options are great. It all depends on what your preference is. One thing is for sure you will save some dollars by going with the EVA jigsaw mat option.

So as you can see there is a lot to consider when choosing your mats. If your budget is one of those things then you got something to think about.

New Warehouse in Melbourne

New Warehouse in Melbourne

We are pleased to announce that Southern Cross Mats has moved to a bigger and better premises in Melbourne. The move from Cheltenham to Braeside has been undertaken so that we can better service our customers with mats. The new warehouse is much larger than the old one. Also the offices are bigger for our staff and there is more parking. All this put together means that we will be able to grow our offerings and improve on the customer experience. With our New Warehouse in Melbourne we are even bigger than ever!

We have already started ordering additional stock to improve availability. We just received a shipment of yoga mats and have a 40′ container coming packed with EVA jigsaw mats. In time we will expand with other mats such as rubber gym mats and German made MMA mats and tatami mats. So we are very excited about the future of Southern Cross Mats and its parent Ezy Mats. We will keep you posted with further developments as that come about.

Photo of our New Warehouse in Melbourne.

New Warehouse in Melbourne

interlocking jigsaw mats

New Container of 20mm Jigsaw Mats And 40mm Jigsaw Mats

We have a new container of 20mm jigsaw mats and 40mm jigsaw mats that have arrived today in our Sydney warehouse. The container was a 20′ container and the new stock is all black and grey. Whilst most of the container is pre-ordered there is still some stock available for purchase. While it is not a large container so we don’t expect the stock the last very long.

Our 20mm black / grey jigsaw mats and 40mm black / grey jigsaw mats are very popular with customers. Our black and grey mats were amongst out first range of mats when we started the mats business and they remain a very popular item. It seems to be a very modern colour option for people to use in their gym. Our black and out grey tatami mats and MMA mats are also very popular training mats. Probably for the same reason and the jigsaw mats.

Our training mats have been very popular recently. Now with lots of people staying at home it seems as if they have been setting up their home gyms which as increase demand for all kinds of training mats. Other suppliers of sporting and exercise equipment have also experience higher demand due to the corona virus, as people rush to stock up their home gyms.

New Container of 20mm Jigsaw Mats And 40mm Jigsaw Mats

Hand Sanitiser

Train Safer With Hand Sanitiser

Oh how the world has changed. In a couple of months we have gone from a pumping economy and really loving it to total lock down. What a disaster it has been. As we all pretty much know now this corona virus which originated in Wuhan China is having a massive impact in Australia and abroad. Due to measured designed to combat the virus thousands of businesses have had to shut down. This has included gyms and other training centres like martial arts schools for BJJ, tae kwon do and kung fu etc. The lock down is designed to limit social contact and therefore halt the spread of the virus.

Fortunately now the government is looking at easing the restrictions to allow life to slowly return to normal. To open though, businesses will have to take measure to ensure the safety of their staff and clientele. Amongst those measure will be the availability of hand sanitiser. Hand sanitiser is designed to kill germs and viruses on contact. It is that reason that it is believed to be effective against the corona (wuhan) virus or covid-19 as it is also know.

Ezymats now have hand sanitiser available for its customers. Although we have sold out of 1L bottles, we still have 5L and 500ml bottles of hand sanitiser available. We have sold our hand sanitiser to a variety of businesses including bottle shops, hair dressers, construction companies etc. They are especially good if you plan on doing contact sports (with government approval) such as judo and BJJ. 

We also have a great supply of gym mats and training mats if you are looking to setup a home gym or replace your existing old gym mats. We have container loads of mats constantly arriving to satisfy the needs of our valued customers.

Train Safer With Hand Sanitiser

Train Safer With Hand Sanitiser

Fit For Summer

Gym Mats for Karate and Martial Arts

There are a heap of interesting UFC fight coming up in the not too distant future. You have Conor McGregor making a return to the ring after an absence of three years and you have the legendary Jon Jones schedule to fight after an infrequent fight schedule due suspension problems.

All of this is great for the fans because let’s face it there has not been a lot of excitement in the realm of MMA lately. Apart from Stipe Miocic’s victory over Cornier in the heavy weight devision there is not much to talk about. Thankfully 2020 will be a lot more exciting than 2019.

All of this bodes well for the sport of martial arts in total. I mean the move excited that people get about MMA the more likely they are to buy themselves some gym mats and do some martial arts training. Without some thing to spur them on people end up staying home and watching cartoons on the television. Being inspired to do some training such as martial arts is good for the brain as much as it is for the body. So in that regard this year is looking to be a good year for both the body and soul.

Of course if people are going to do more training then it is good that they do use gym mats for their training. But it must be said that even if you call them gym mats it doesn’t mean you can’t use them for martial arts. Indeed what most martial artists would call gym mats other people would simply call them karate mats or more broadly martial arts mats. So clearly they same kind of mat can have multiple names. 

 

Gym Mats for Karate and Martial Arts

Blue Tatami mats

More MMA Mat and Tatami Mat Colours Available

Our customers will be please to know that Souther Cross Mats has added more colour options to our Tatami Mats range and MMA mats ranges. After supplying both they professional mats to customers all over the country we have decided to add new colours due to popular demand to satisfy the needs of our customers. Up until now we have supplier black and grey tatami mats and MMA mats.

We have offer other colour option through special orders. Now we have decided to expand on the stock options so that customers can get their mats in a timely fashion and to reduce wait times. Our MMA mat and tatami mat colours are amongst the best in the country.

MMA Mat and Tatami Mat Colours Options

The colour options that we have chosen to include in our range are:

Tatami Mats

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow

MMA Mats

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow

Whilst we will still offer other martial arts mat colours we have found that these colour options are the most in demand colours that our customer keep asking us about. It is for that reason that we will be including these MMA mats and tatami mats into our all ready extensive range of martial arts mats

Our other martial are mats include:

  • EVA Mats
  • Wall Mats

With such a complete range of mats there is no need to search elsewhere when decking out your martial arts gym. Indeed many gyms have come to us for a complete martial arts mats solution when starting up a new location.

If you are looking for additional equipment for you gym fee free to contact us. We can source pole protectors and MMA cages to your specification. Also another equipment that you might need.

More MMA Mat and Tatami Mat Colours Available

The Convenience of Installing Martial Arts

Installation of the martial arts flooring mats is easy. The tiles have interlacing external edges that enable pieces to easily lock together on all four sides. When the flooring has now reached the final area of the room, the tiles can be switched over and trim to size with a shaver. No gluing needed, tiles interlock to give you a smooth look. Installing of mats is dependent on the kind of mat you are setting up.

In instances of rolling and folding mats, there is no process to it. You simply lay them out and link more mats in case you need a more substantial space. With interlocking tiles, you might need a bit more time to accomplish the installation. The following are the three simple steps:

Step 1 — Measure your space and then get the right amount of tiles you need

Step 2 – Have your floor cleaned and then to interlink the tiles– start at one corner of the floor

Step 3 – Have the mat laid down and make sure you cover as much area as you need.

   To smoothen the ends, cut the tiles that spill out in order to have the perfect fit

Martial arts mats are ideal for fitness centres and dojos, large and small. The martial arts mats are for sale in a number of weights and sizes to accommodate your requirements. They are secure and stimulate stability. Additionally, they are also lightweight, which means you could move the flooring to anywhere it is necessary for competition and training. The martial arts mats for martial arts are usually found in combat activities such as kickboxing and taekwondo.

Martial Arts is a perfect sport designed for all ages, enhancing your own wellness and fitness, as well as your self-confidence. It is an active sport, and in terms of every dynamic sport and fitness exercise there is always the possibility of injuries. The great news is that you could reduce that risk, by making use of the proper type of flooring you can minimize your risk of severe injury.

Nevertheless, if you make use of shock-absorbing martial arts mats For Martial Arts you can look forward to a gentler landing, which means you will end up with a couple of bruises rather than a visit to the hospital. And if you have to hit the floor, at least, hit a cushioned one.

The mat you choose for your gyms, MMA training centres or any indoor sports activities arena matters so much with regards to functionality & safety. With that in mind, the interlocking mats have come to be prevalent around the world for a number of purposes. Frequently known as the martial arts mats, the interlock floor mats are shaped just like the structure of martial arts puzzle to attenuate the effect of the athlete fall.

The very best option to avoid injury is to train in the most proper way possible, to boost your flexibility and body fitness.  A sturdy floor can trigger injury as well as leave you becoming hesitant to throw yourself completely into the arena for dread of getting injured. In case you have strong and reliable flooring below your feet then you have to be able to perform that with less concern of getting injured. The martial arts mats will eliminate the worry of hard landing–and if you do fall hard you will have a relatively softer landing, which you can carry on with the sports training.

Thinking of getting new MMAmats? Make sure you get one(s) from Southern Cross Mats who supplies premium quality gym training mats & interlocking jigsaw mats in Australia. Call us today on 1300 168 828 or get in touch online with us!

 

The Convenience of Installing Martial Arts

tatami jigsaw mats

The Features of Interlocking Mats

Are you willing to buy mats for your gym or sports grounds? If yes, then you should know that the mat you choose for your gyms, MMA training centres or any indoor sports activities arena matters so much with regards to functionality & safety. With that in mind, the interlocking mats have come to be prevalent around the world for a number of purposes.

Frequently known as the jigsaw mats, the interlock floor mats are shaped just like the structure of a jigsaw puzzle to attenuate the effect of the athlete fall.  However, there are plenty of uses (and benefits!)  for jigsaw mats, making them an extremely versatile and economical option for flooring. Interlocking mats offer you numerous features or benefits. Here are some of them for your support:

Easy installation

Installation of the martial arts flooring mats is easy. The tiles have interlacing external edges that enable pieces to easily lock together on every four sides. When the flooring has now reached the final area of the room, the tiles can be switched over and trim to size with a shaver. No gluing needed, tiles interlock to give you a smooth look. Installing of mats is dependent on the kind of mat you are setting up. In instances of rolling and folding mats, there is no process to it.

Resistant to shocks

thick martial arts mats supply an ample floor covering, making sure that the area is protected, supporting as well as very shock-absorbing (to deal with lots of throws and falls experienced during practice). A great  floor covering could possibly be the distinction between a tiny bruise and a trip to hethospital

Soft

A sturdy floor can trigger injury as well as leave you becoming hesitant to throw yourself completely into the arena for dread of getting injured. The jigsaw mats will eliminate the worry of hard landing–and if you do fall hard you will have a relatively softer landing.

Easy to maintain

Maintenance affects you a lot. As you have lack time, so you find it yourself to give enough time for the maintenance of a product. Be free about this, as the Interlocking Mats are easy to maintain and do not require frequent maintenance.

Places That Use Interlocking Mats

    Industrial facilities

The flooring of industrial facilities is often hard, rough and extremely comfortable, especially when you have to spend hours standing. Whether it is an employee or a product falling on the floor, jigsaw mats are softer and better to come in contact with.

    Daycare & Playroom

Jigsaw mats are made from soft and protective foam so it is the perfect surface for daycare centres and playrooms. They are very suitable for fighting games and roughhousing that happens when children are playing together. In addition, jigsaw mats come in numerous colourways, which allows you to customize the look of the flooring so that it matches your home’s design

    Office Spaces

New and modern offices are finding ways to stand out, making their space more unique and comfortable. Jigsaw mats could be used for flooring in an office space, especially for the in-office recreation area.

Top-quality jigsaw mats can be purchased through the leading Australian jigsaw mats supplier like Southern Cross Mats. Give us a call on 1300 168 828 to discover more about jigsaw mats!

The Features of Interlocking Mats

Exercise And Mats

Exercise And Mats Go Hand In Hand With Exercise Mats

Sports Betting is something that people like to do. It kind of makes everything a little bit more interesting and gives them a vested interest in the game. Whilst I would never condone gambling I can see where the interest lies. In the same way exercise and mats also are related.

I myself like to have a bit of a punt but only if there is a good chance that I will win. That often means picking lower odds, but if you combine it in a multi then it lifts the odds whilst keeping the risk relatively low. That said it is best to enjoy the game and not get carried away as then it takes away from the effort the athletes put into playing the game. 

Professionals Use Mats

It takes a lot of exercise to be ready for a professional game. Checking out the locker rooms of a lot of teams and professional athletes there is something that you will consistently see in all of them. The thing that I am talking about is exercise mats.  When you are a professional athlete such as Tiger Woods or Israel Folau you can’t risk getting injured before a game.

You know if takes all kinds of training to get ready for a game or match and one of the ways you can minimise the risk is by using exercise mats. I am sure Tiger Woods used exercise mats and I am equally sure that Israel Folau used exercise mats also. Not all of there training is done outdoors and when they do their indoor training then you can bet your bottom dollar (at the TAB) that they use them.

What do the professionals use?

Now the question is what kind of mats would Tiger Woods or Israel Folau be using during their training sections. Whilst I can only speculate as there is really no way of me knowing the answer to that question, using my intuition I a willing to make an educated guess.

Being in the training mats game I am exposed to the kind of mats that are available and the kind of people that use them. For people like professional athletes that training alone and individually there are a couple of mats that are particularly in demand. They are;

Both the above mats are idea for individual training. If you are simply doing exercise such as pilates of yoga then a rollout mats such as yoga mats or a foldout mats such as foldable mats is idea for your situation. They are easy to set up, they are easy to clean and what is most important is that the person using them can put them away in their locker or the boat of their car when they are finished.  

This would probably go a long way to explaining why yoga mats and foldable mats are such popular exercise mats. In fact they are synonymous with exercise. If you have ever seen someone carrying one around you would automatically assume what they are doing and where they are going.

Group exercise and training mats

Then there is the kind of mat you would use during group exercise. Now if you are just doing something like yoga then an individual training mat is fine, but what to do when you have a group of people running around and jumping. That is when you need a floor covering for the entire training area. In that case you have two other options

In the event that you need a complete floor covering than EVA jigsaw mats are probably the most popular mats available. They are made from the same or similar material as yoga mats. The difference is that they can lock into one another to make a continuous EVA flooring. It is this reason they are used so much. They are easy to install and once installed they form a continuous surface to train on.

Funny enough tatami mats are made from a similar material as foldable mats. They are both made from vinyl. The difference is that tatami mats and MMA mats are  much more thicker material and they have a rubber bottom to help prevent slipping. Tatami mats are combined with other tatami mats to cover a complete area. Tatami mats are a more serious kind of mats for people with the budget to afford them. 

Exercise and Mats

Exercise and Mats

 

 

Red Black 40mm Jigsaw Mats

The Protective Roles of Jigsaw Mats in Sports

Martial Arts is a perfect sport designed for all ages, enhancing your own wellness and fitness, as well as your self-confidence. It is an active sport, and in terms of every dynamic sport and fitness exercise there is always the possibility of injuries. The great news is that you could reduce that risk, by making use of the proper type of flooring you can minimize your risk of severe injury.

Nevertheless, if you make use of shock-absorbing Jigsaw mats For Martial Arts you can look forward to a gentler landing, which means you will end up with a couple of bruises rather than a visit to the hospital. And if you have to hit the floor, at least, hit a cushioned one.

The mat you choose for your gyms, MMA training centres or any indoor sports activities arena matters so much with regards to functionality & safety. With that in mind, the interlocking mats have come to be prevalent around the world for a number of purposes. Frequently known as the jigsaw mats, the interlock floor mats are shaped just like the structure of jigsaw puzzle to attenuate the effect of the athlete fall.

The very best option to avoid injury is to train in the most proper way possible, to boost your flexibility and body fitness.  A sturdy floor can trigger injury as well as leave you becoming hesitant to throw yourself completely into the arena for dread of getting injured. In case you have strong and reliable flooring below your feet then you have to be able to perform that with less concern of getting injured. The jigsaw mats will eliminate the worry of hard landing–and if you do fall hard you will have a relatively softer landing, which you can carry on with the sports training.

Nevertheless, even if you do every single thing right, you could still anticipate a couple of bruises and bumps–considering this is a contact sport after all.  Martial Arts mats can make it possible to reduce the chance of severe injury or standard injury like slipping and tripping. With the help of jigsaw mats, you will have minimal chance to slip and trip. The other points discussed below are how jigsaw mats able to prevent injuries in sports:

Jigsaw mats help lower the risk of injuries

Not merely the jigsaw athletes play a key role in boosting the efficiency of an athlete, also greatly reduces the chance of the potential accidents that may possibly occur during a rigorous training session

Jigsaw mats help in forming proportional posture

This kind of mat is specifically engineered to ascertain total comfort. Many studies have discovered the interlocked mats can reduce the stress on muscles and joints. In summary, these mats let the bloodstream to flow correctly throughout the athlete’s body

Jigsaw mats prevent you from dealing with joint stiffness

The joint stiffness is a typical training session issue problem, which can be combated to a specific extinct by the usage of the jigsaw mats.

Jigsaw mats keep lower back pain problem away

If you are dealing with persistent lower back pain, then you can have your old fitness mat swapped with an interconnected mat. This will help you have a smooth fall, always.

You can reap all the benefits of jigsaw mats above by getting yours from Southern Cross Mats. We are the one for you to go to if you are looking for a premium supplier of EVA interlocking jigsaw mats, tatami mats, gym mats and gymnastics mats in Australia. Call us today on 1300 168 828 or get in touch online!

Roles of Jigsaw Mats in Sports

Roles of Jigsaw Mats in Sports

jigsaw mats and interlocking mats are great gym mats.

Fundamentals to Know About Jigsaw Mats

Frequently known as the jigsaw mats, the interlock floor mats are shaped just like the structure of jigsaw puzzle to attenuate the effect of the athlete fall. Jigsaw mats are extremely easy to set up and to detach. Since they are alike to jigsaw puzzles, just pack the elements and they are prepared for transportation. The mats are light in weight hence they are light to carry, keep and move. 

Jigsaw Martial Arts mats are available in numerous sizes; 40mm, 30mm, and 20mm. The various thickness appeal to the variety of martial art form, when selecting the most ideal mats for your gym, you can take your time to look into which level of thickness matches your preferences. You can try 20mm jigsaw mats for martial arts and karate. As for wrestling, judo, and Jiu-Jitsu, you can go with the 40mm size to give you more protection

The first thing that you need to consider before buying a jigsaw mat is space. You need to make sure to accurately measure the area that is going to be filled with the mats. If you are going to fit the mats right up to the wall, we suggest planning for an additional 5% to allow for offcuts and installation errors. Another thing you may want to do is sketch the area unto the mats, this will give you the estimated numbers of mats you will require to fill in your space.

Another thing you should consider is the density or the hardness and the thickness of the mats. Mats that are low in density may be too soft for combat or ground training. In addition, mats that are low in density could also mean that the jigsaw teeth are more likely to tear and break, which is a bad option if you are looking for a durable and long-lasting option.

However, mats that have too high density may also be a bad choice as they would have low ability to absorb impact and it could increase the likelihood of injury. As for the mat;’s thickness, The thickness of mats that you choose determines many factors; durability, firmness as well as the critical fall height. Picking the appropriate thickness will depend on the purpose of the mats.

Traditionally, jigsaw mats come in colors that are used for different disciplines, therefore, the colour will depend on the purpose of your mats. Red and blue mats are traditionally used for Karate and TKD. However, for more modern facilities/gym, black or grey mats would help to make your facilities feel premium and elegant. Additionally, it will also make your facilities look and feel bigger. You could also match the colour of your mats with the colour of your logo to give a stronger branding.

When it comes to purchasing jigsaw mats, you should get one(s) from the supplier that you could trust. You should look supplier that has the stock availability, customer support as well as warranty. Additionally, you would want to check the country origin of the mats.  If you live in Australia and you want to invest in good quality and durable jigsaw mats or MMA mats, then you can land your decision on Southern Cross Mats.

We are a premium supplier of gym training mats & interlocking jigsaw mats in Australia. Our tatami finish’ jigsaw mats are the most sought after since they have non-slip and non-abrasive texture. Their finish allows for better grip and agility which makes them ideal for groundwork. Call us today on 1300 168 828 or get in touch online with us!

Fundamentals About Jigsaw Mats

Fundamentals About Jigsaw Mats

Grey Tatami Jigsaw Mats

Martial Arts Jigsaw Mats for Various Benefits

Martial arts jigsaw mats are ideal for fitness centres and dojos, large and small. The jigsaw mats are for sale in a number of weights and sizes to accommodate your requirements. They are secure and stimulate stability. Additionally, they are also lightweight, which means you could move the flooring to anywhere it is necessary for competition and training. The jigsaw mats for martial arts are usually found in combat activities such as kickboxing and taekwondo. The following are many benefits that you can reap of jigsaw mats as an excellent base for your martial arts training sessions:

They boost your confidence 

A sturdy floor can trigger injury as well as leave you becoming hesitant to throw yourself completely into the arena for dread of getting injured. Martial arts mats get rid of the stress as well as self-effacing. In case you do fall really hard you will certainly have a fairly smooth landing! Martial arts mats offer a lot better experience and enable the artist to establish self-assurance in her or his own capability.

They have the shock-absorption feature

Thick martial arts mats supply an ample floor covering, making sure that the area is protected, supporting as well as very shock-absorbing (to deal with lots of throws and falls experienced during practice). A great  floor covering could possibly be the distinction between a tiny bruise and a trip to hethospital

They are suitable for young martial artists

When you are attempting to encourage teenagers to become active and get into martial arts, it is essential that you give a suitable space for them to be trained in. Children and teenagers have a tendency to get stuck in, they might want to showcase what they have learnt so set the proper foundations to assist them on their way.

They are excellent for competitions

Due to its affordability, the mats will allow you to set up a tournament in a cheap and quick manner. Most jigsaw mats have a different colour on each side, thus you could create many rings for the tournament. Additionally, jigsaw mats are extremely light, making it easy to transport, assembling and storing.

They offer a variety of functionality purposes

The soft and bouncy mats can be applied for several means of reasons. After a martial arts lesson, you could cool off with a couple of yoga stretches or sit back with an area of meditating (definitely better carried out on soft martial arts mats than on a cool, sturdy floor

They prevent injuries 

A sturdy floor can trigger injury as well as leave you becoming hesitant to throw yourself completely into the arena for dread of getting injured. The jigsaw mats will eliminate the worry of hard landing–and if you do fall hard you will have a relatively softer landing.

They can help you accomplish your goals 

When you feel comfortable while practising martial arts and feel just like you can actually give it your all next you have more potential of enhancing and achieving your goals.

When it comes to jigsaw mats, you should get one(s) from the supplier that you can trust. Jigsaw mats suppliers will know exactly about supplying practical flooring that is very effective in martial arts training centres or fitness centre. They offer MMA mats that can do more than just generate a fine-looking workout area–instead, they provide a functional and convenient space for an energetic and dynamic session.

You should look supplier that has the stock availability, customer support as well as warranty. Look no further than Southern Cross Mats to supply you premium quality gym training mats & interlocking jigsaw mats across Australia.

Martial Arts Jigsaw Mats

Martial Arts Jigsaw Mats

MMA Mats’ Thickness

Things to Know About MMA Mats’ Thickness

The mats for martial arts are found in combat activities such as kickboxing and taekwondo, they are tough wearing and strong and offer an excellent base by which martial arts aficionados can sharpen their skills and perfect their art. Mats are not solely utilized for protecting the floor but also to avoid one from sliding. Mats help eliminate debris, liquid, and grime from shoes and additionally soak up liquid controlling one from slipping.

If you are planning to build a martial arts facility, amongst the most critical choices you would have to make is deciding the thickness of the mats. This will affect the comfort and protection level of your facility. MMA mats tend to range from 1 to 2 inches in thickness, however, thicker isn’t always better. The appropriate thickness of your mat would be dependent on the discipline/s you teach in the gym.

Mats with 1 inch thickness

Martial arts that involve a lot striking like Karate, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Kung Fu would benefit more from a thinner 1-inch mat with high in firmness. The 1-inch thick mats would provide a good protection against light falls, however, the high firmness will provide the support for standing up and moving. While most people would think that thicker mats would mean better protection, thicker mats are not that firm thus not ideal for gyms that focus on striking arts.

Most martial arts mats that are more than 1-inch thick are adequate for throws and slams, but what you are recommended to use martial arts mats that are at least 1.5-inch in thickness. This is the case where more is better. Many international martial arts federations such as The International Judo Federation and the International Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Federation requires tournament mats to be 1.5-inch in thickness. However, if your discipline includes throwing and slamming bodies from great heights, it is recommended to use 2-inch mats due to its protection for the body.

Mats with 2 inch thickness

The 2-inch mats would be ideal for ground and pound and MMA. The extra padding that it offers makes it ideal for grappling and throw-heavy martial arts like Judo, Jiu-Jitsu and aikido, where bodies will hit the ground very often. MMA-focused gyms would also be the ideal place for these mats due to the protection they provide.

You may be wondering about the foam density aspects when it comes to MMA mats.  There is a common misconception in regards to foam density, many believe that it has to do with thickness. While the fact of the matter is that one does not correlate with each other. Higher density mat is more resistance to impacts as they could push back or cushion against the force. This cushion allows the athlete to not feel the hard floor under the mat. For example, the Tatami mats have a density of 230kg/cbm, this makes its ideal for martial arts that focus on heavy groundwork.

MMA MATS supplier like Southern Cross Mats knows exactly about supplying practical flooring that is very effective in a martial arts school or fitness centre. They offer martial arts mats that do more than simply generate a fine-looking workout area, they provide a functional and convenient space for an energetic and dynamic session.

To learn more about MMA Mats or Martial Art Mats, do not hesitate to contact us at Southern Cross Mats. We are the leading supplier of EVA interlocking jigsaw mats, tatami mats, gym mats and gymnastics mats in Australia. Check out our website or simply give us a call on 1300 168 828 to find out more!

MMA mats' thickness

Gym Training

Things to Avoid to Maintain Gym’s Hygiene

When your are training it is important to me mindful of your Gym’s Hygiene. Post-sports sessions are always sweaty. When you train your students, you both will be soaked in sweat–not only yourselves but also your Gis and the MMA mats. Your jigsaw mats and gym floor could take a real beating from all the activities and training sessions that take place in your gym.

Think of your gym’s hygiene

This is why it is important to have a cleaning schedule that puts more effort in mopping, spot cleaning and buffing your facilities, especially during the hot weather.  The following are simple techniques to help in maintaining a clean and fresh gym:

Stop bacteria from growing in your gym

If you are wondering why it is so important to let the gym equipment air out and wash your Gi after every practice. Well, the answer is simple, a warmer climate is a perfect condition for bacteria to grow. The more humid it is, the faster the bacteria will grow. This means that not only your students should do their part, but gym owners should also put the effort into cleaning tatami mats every training sessions. It is important to make sure that towels or any other items are washed and cleaned appropriately

Keep dirty feet away from your gym

Who does not love walking around on your flip-flops or running barefoot on the grass during the summer? Just like shoes are not allowed on MMA mats in the gym, dirty feet due to grass and dust should not be allowed either. Make a reminder to always wash feet before stepping on the mats prior to training sessions.

Maintain gym bag’s cleanliness

This is more like for one’s personal hygiene. If you ever dealt with sweaty gloves or gym shorts that have been left in a hot car after an exhausting MMA session, you would understand the importance of urging your students to allow their gym equipment to air out between training. There are numerous companies that make antibacterial wipes for martial artists that are excellent to keep it hygienic but also don’t scare your gym partners away with the smell. However, it is still important to have a reminder for the students to wash their Gis or their gym wear after class and not let it sit around in hot and humid places.

When your student leaves their dirty, sweaty gear in a gym bag in their trunk’s car all day, this will allow fungi and bacteria to spread in hot, damp conditions.  The longer the moist stinky Gis stay, the more the fungi that produce a smelly odour and health problems that will spread. After a session, it is highly recommended for your students to just get home and wash their dirty martial arts gear as fast as possible.

This will assist in blocking your gear from getting a lasting reek that can easily make each you and your training mates uncomfortable–since no one would like to train with someone wearing foul-smelling gear and martial arts gear isn’t cost-effective to change. For this  reason, it is always recommended to wash Gis immediately after use

You can try to follow all the tips suggested above to ensure your gym or facility is always in a  hygienic condition. Of all aspects in your gym, your gym mats surely need to be taken care of properly.  Mats are not solely utilized for protecting the floor but also to avoid one from sliding. If you need great quality gym mats and gym wall padding, turn to Southern Cross Mats. We are a premium supplier of gym training mats & interlocking jigsaw mats in Australia.

Gym’s Hygiene

Gym's Hygiene

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