1st May 2010 - using a Oeko-Tex Classic Yoga Mat
I had a good play with Wii Fit on Monday without the mat, and on Tuesday with the mat.
We have wooden floors in the flat, and on Monday the board didn't slip really, but since you do the exercises in bare feet, my feet got a bit sore after a while with stepping on and off the board. My feet also slipped a bit on the floor when I was doing some of the moves - notably in Warrior and when doing lunges - which you do with one foot on the board, and one on the floor.
I was concerned that the balance board would maybe struggle a bit being on mat rather than flat on the floor, but it worked just fine (there are sensors in the base of the balance board in all four corners).
Using the Wii Fit with the yoga mat was much nicer on my feet. Not just for the yoga poses - as I said before my feet slipped a bit in lunges and with the mat it was much better. The one thing I found it best for was the Step exercises - stepping on and off the balance board using the mat was much nicer, and much better for the soles of my feet.
For what it's worth, your mat was much nicer than that one I have currently - it's thicker, and much less slippy - granted my current mat is a cheapy, so that might have played a part in it.
It's also reassuring from the point of view that the mat not only makes it more comfortable to do the exercises, as well as holding the balance board in place, but *neurotic housewife* - it protects my wooden floor from scratches too.
All in all, it was much better with the yoga mat you sent".
|Oeko-Tex Classic Yoga Mat
Size: 140cm x 60cm x 4.5mm
180cm x 60cm x 4.5mm
200cm x 60cm x 4.5mm
220cm x 60cm x 4.5mm
240cm x 60cm x 4.5mm
260cm x 60cm x 4.5mm
Description: The Non-slip Oeko-Tex Classic Sticky Yoga Mat is a high quality non slip mat offers a good balance of cushioning and excellent grip whilst remaining easy to roll up and carry.
Colour Options: Dark Blue / Purple / Bright Light Blue
Approximate Weight(s): 1250g / 1500g / 1680g / 1860g / 2040g / 2220g
|Oeko-Tex Ampio Yoga Mat
Size: 180cm x 80cm x 4.5mm
200cm x 80cm x 4.5mm
220cm x 80cm x 4.5mm
240cm x 80cm x 4.5mm
260cm x 80cm x 4.5mm
Description: The Non-slip Oeko-Tex Ampio Sticky Yoga Mat is a high quality non slip mat offers a good balance of cushioning and excellent grip whilst remaining easy to roll up and carry.
Colour Options: Purple & Dark Blue
Approximate Weight(s): 2000g / 2222g / 2444g / 2667g / 2889g
Ruth White Yoga Products Ltd
PO Box 6854 :: Basingstoke
Hampshire RG24 4QQ :: United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)7769 207 880
Fax: +44 (0)800 242 5139