Very recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie, the creator of Chuchka, a brand of Pilates and Yoga mats based on the yiddish word meaning trinket/collectible. The mats are beautiful, but before I introduce any product into the studio I always want to test it on my own. The aesthetics of each mat in the collection are beautiful and come in a wide range of colours and styles which are vibrant and lovely and there is an excellent range of styles to suit each client’s individual taste.
For I decided to play with the Persian Nights mat which I found stunning. The mat’s have an all natural eco friendly base that is free from latex, silicone, toxic glue, and phthalates(!) and the soft suede mirco-fiber on top makes for a luxurious and comfortable workout. I have to say, it is so nice to have a natural product next to skin, something I find especially important when working out. Though the mats are quite thin (3mm in thickness), they are surprisingly supportive and comfortable. Being that I have very sensitive wrists, I was a bit worried but found that I felt perfectly fine on the mat.
What I really love is their versatility. I will happily take mine along on a picnic or display it at home instead of hiding it under the bed like so many other well-intentioned fitness tools. Beautiful and functional? I am sold. I will be stocking these beautiful mats at JMP, and am also so happy to be supporting a fellow female business woman and her unique local business.
Oh, one more wonderful thing. They are also machine washable.
What do you think?