I started my practice of yoga approximately 5 years ago, which included Pilates and Barre. All practices required a mat. The club I joined provided mats, which were not thoroughly cleaned between use. Thinking about the bacteria and germs I came up with the idea of a machine washable and dryable alternative. Traditional yoga mats can be wiped down with cleaning products (disinfectant sprays, wipes etc.), which can be toxic and not provide adequate cleaning of bacteria and germs. A machine washable and dryable mat provides a safer alternative to traditional mats.
In the beginning of 2020, I embarked on the venture of inventing a yoga mat that was stable, padded for comfort and absorbent along with non-slip properties. The R-Yolo mat was created, providing a comfortable, attractive and machine washable/dryable long-lasting mat for use with yoga, Pilates, or other mat-based exercise.