For athletes of all ages, fun and fitness don’t have to stop outside of the gym. With gymnastics equipment for home use, movements can be practiced in the yard, the garage, or the even living room. Plus, you don’t have to be an athlete to take advantage of gymnastics home equipment. It’s a great choice for martial artists, cheerleaders, dancers, and parkour athletes, too.
What to Consider When Shopping for a Home Gymnastics Mat
For families and athletes with tight schedules, gymnastic home equipment can be a huge time-saver, not to mention a customizable solution for advanced practice and hours of daily fun for athletes of skill levels and sizes. Below, we cover the many benefits of gymnastics equipment for home use, factors to consider when choosing your equipment, and why our team at AirTrack is your best option at home, in the gym, or anywhere you choose to take your athletics.
While today’s top home gymnastics equipment is as good as anything found in professional gyms, there are also low-quality products to beware of. Often, you get what you pay for. While a cheap mat or obstacle may seem attractive, it may also be more likely to tear, lose shape, or break altogether are relatively light use. Reading customer reviews is one great way to check if the affordable option you’re considering is really up to your standards. When it comes to your safety or the safety of your athletes, you should never compromise.
Mat Thickness and Firmness
A mat’s thickness and firmness will influence how an athlete interacts with it. Firmer mats tend to provide more rebound, while softer mats provide more cushion. In both cases, thickness will increase the amount of rebound or cushion depending on whether a mat is firm or soft.
Every home is different. Some properties can accommodate large equipment, others need small alternatives to make it work. When shopping for balance beams, obstacles, or a gymnastics mat for home use, be sure to check the dimensions before purchasing. You can also check to see if the manufacturer you’re considering has custom assembly options to fit your exact needs.
Types of Gymnastics Mats for Home Use
In your search for home gymnastics equipment, you’ll be faced with a wide range of options. Among the many brands on the market today, few deliver the standard of quality, extensive product selection, and excellent customer support to match our team at AirTrack. Most importantly, our gymnastics mats for home and gym use are inflatable.
Your home is the place for training, not competition. For this reason, you may choose to invest in gymnastics equipment that prioritizes safety and learning over the exact simulation of competitive settings. For those who want the best of both worlds, inflatable equipment is an excellent choice.
Inflatable mats, beams, ramps, and launch boards all deliver impressive rebound while helping cushion impact on landing. Plus, they’re ultra-lightweight, making them easy to move around. When you’re all done, let the air out and store your inflatable equipment on a shelf or other small space.
Bring the gym to your home with our Home AirFloor: a smaller, lighter, and more affordable version of our original AirFloor inflatable tumbling mat. Available in two lengths and two colors, this mat is shaped to help kids, teens, or adults perform a small section of a tumbling pass. It’s a great choice for gymnastics practice or at home acrobatics in the backyard.
Create your own gymnastics course in seconds with the Training Set, featuring three AirTrack products: the Home AirFloor (3′ x 10′ x 4″), AirBoard (2′ x 3′ x 4″), and AirBlock (2’x 3′ x 8″). Each set also comes with Velcro straps and connection sheets for secure holds and easy customizability.
Give your kids a new favorite jumping spot — literally — with the compact and cushioned AirSpot. Sporting a circular shape and a thickness of 4 inches, 8 inches, or 12 inches depending on the size selected, the AirSpot works as an excellent spotter or portable platform for jumping.
A drill station and source of bouncing, balancing fun, our AirRolls make a versatile addition to any at-home acrobat’s setup. Great for station-based activities or add-ons to larger setups, these rolls are available in small, medium, and large setups to suit any athlete.
Balance is crucial for athletes young and old across all sports. Build your family’s balance skills with the AirBeam: a cushioned balance beam that takes the hurt out of any balancing act. Just over a foot wide, it’s large enough to minimize rolled ankles—all while helping young gymnastics to hone their skills with a 4-inch wide and 2.5-millimeter thick center line that the feet can easily feel.
The AirBoard and then some, the AirBoard boost is a sloped launch board designed to give users maximum lift. Ultra-thick and ultra-durable, it features two compartments that can be individually adjusted in pressure to accommodate young athletes of any size and skill level.
Build Your Home Gymnastics Track With AirTrack
Want to learn more about mats for gymnastics at home? Ready to find the AirTrack product that meets your needs? Explore our site for more information on the AirTrack, and contact our team to have your questions answered and place your order today!