Beachbody Jump Mat Review

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The Beachbody Jump Mat is an expensive yoga mat that is supposed to help take the pressure off your joints when performing intense, jumping exercises. Workouts like P90X, P90X2, Insanity and TurboFire, also from Beachbody, utilize plyometrics and jump training to increase metabolism and melt away fat. Plyometrics is high-impact and no matter how absorbent the Beachbody Jump Mat is, that does not change, but selling this mat is a horrible idea by Beachbody for another reason.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • High-density, ¼” foam mat.

Product Features

The Beachbody Jump Mat claims to absorb some of the shock typically absorbed by joints during jump training. This is true, but the Jump Mat is not safe for use in the home. According to the product description, the material used to develop the Beachbody Jump Mat is “slip-resistant”, which means it may slip during exercise. Plyometrics and jump training of any kind is difficult and dangerous enough without worrying about your mat slipping under your feet.

The length of the Beachbody Jump Mat is also a concern. At just 71 inches, the mat may not be long enough for taller users during some of the exercises in P90X and other workouts the mat was created for.

Beachbody does offer the Jump Mat with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means the user can choose to send the mat back for a full refund, minus the shipping and handling cost, at any time during the first 30 days.

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Advantages

  • The Beachbody Jump Mat may relieve some of the pressure on joints.
  • Created from durable high-density foam.
  • Customers can return the Jump Mat for a full refund, minus the shipping and handling charge.

Disadvantages

  • May slip under foot and cause injury.
  • Not long enough for use with some jump training exercises.
  • Costs more than other similar products.

Conclusion

Beachbody has a strong hold on the fitness market right now. With Insanity, P90X, P90X2 and TurboFire, jump training is making a comeback, but this mat is not the ideal addition to your workout routine. The main concern we have is slippage. The mat is slip-resistant, but that means it may still slip and some of the intense jump exercises in the programs this mat was designed for could easily cause the mat to slip. There is no mention of whether or not the mat should be used on a carpeted or hard-floor surface.

In addition to the slip concerns, the Beachbody Jump Mat is created from latex, which could cause allergic reactions according to the warning on the product description page. 

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Editor: Paul Blake

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