Yoga and Pilates are types of exercise that may help to increase the strength of your core muscles as well as your flexibility. CVS carries a variety of yoga and Pilates equipment designed to help you gently strengthen and tone your muscles and increase your flexibility – without breaking the bank. Whether you are just getting starting with stretching exercises or are already familiar, our selection of high-quality, affordable workout mats and yoga gear is designed to fit your lifestyle and your budget.
Wondering what type of equipment you will need? A yoga mat or Pilates mat is designed to provide a stable, non-slip surface for you to do your exercises. A yoga mat is available in a variety of colors, so you can choose the one you like best. In addition to yoga mats, you may also want to try yoga socks. Yoga socks, sometimes called grip socks, are manufactured with small dots on the bottom that help increase grip and reduce slipperiness. Some people may find them helpful. In addition to a yoga or Pilates mat, you may also want to consider purchasing a yoga strap. A yoga strap is a tool that is designed to help you extend your reach so that you can increase your stretching capabilities gently, without overextending yourself. It may also help you hold yoga poses longer. If you are interested in gently increasing your flexibility through yoga, a strap may be a helpful option for you. Alternatively, if you are looking to practice Pilates, you may want to consider purchasing a Pilates ball or Yoga ball. Pilates balls are designed to be used with certain exercises to help increase core muscle strength as well as improve overall fitness and balance. Keep in mind that before starting any yoga or Pilates exercises, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor to make sure that it is safe and beneficial for you to do so.