School sport is extremely important for the development of growing children. Regular exercise is good for the body and the mental performance, for health, self esteem and team ability. Good physical education should be performed on modern gym mats. They additionally promote pleasure in exercising and are good for muscles and joints.
Children and adolescents are subjected to a daily sitting marathon: first at school, then at home with the homework and computer games. The dramatic consequences: Obesity, postural deformities, coordination disorders, attention deficits and unusual behaviour patterns. For this reason physical education is also one of the most important subjects. So that the children have a lot of fun during the exercise, gym mats should promote the movement urge and offer sufficient safety.
Fortunately the times of ultra-heavy chromium leather mats filled with horse hair are long past. Today's modern gym mats are not only very much lighter; they also have excellent cushioning properties. Apart from this they should be large enough to be able to do exercises standing, laying down and whilst moving. It is ideal if they can be seamlessly laid out to different size exercise areas. This way they can be used in kindergartens, schools, sports clubs and as martial arts mats - or inside one's own four walls and in the garden.
An elastic layer between the body and the floor protects against cold, provides comfort and prevents injuries. Jumps are optimally cushioned with modern mats because they gently and evenly absorb the energy. Special coatings make gym mats robust, durable and skid proof. Skin grazes or even burns no longer occur thanks to the special surface.
As usually many people use gym mats and naturally also sweat during exercising there should be sufficient hygiene protection. Antimicrobial coatings ensure more cleanliness and safety; no unpleasant mildew stains and mould occur and unpleasant smells are avoided.