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YoYo Mat is the world's only self-rolling fitness & yoga mat. It stays flat when in use & rolls up by itself tightly when you are done!
YoYo Mat is the world's only self-rolling fitness & yoga mat. It stays flat when in use & rolls up by itself tightly when you are done!
YoYo Mat is the world's only self-rolling fitness & yoga mat. It stays flat when in use & rolls up by itself tightly when you are done!
1,450 backers pledged $155,437 to help bring this project to life.

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The World's Only Self-Rolling Fitness & Yoga Mat

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Problem

Traditional Fitness and Yoga mats are often clumsy and frustrating to roll up. We all have seen people walking out of the gym or yoga studio with their mats half unrolled or even falling out of their bags. Not to mention how many rolled up mats unroll themselves into a mess in the back of a car. Yes of course, you can use straps or even stuff them into a fitness bag, but there has to be a better way… and there is!

Innovation : Solution 

Our Inventor, Aaron Thornton, a fitness and yoga enthusiast, decided to find a solution to solve this annoying problem. He set a goal to design a fitness / yoga mat that will roll up by itself and stay rolled up tightly while traveling or in storage without the need for straps or bags.

Inspired by a simple slap-on wristband and through many trials and errors, Aaron created a prototype of the very first self-rolling yoga mat. In the process, he not only invented a mat that rolls up by itself, but he also created a mat that stays completely flat while it is in use. Although the two self-rolling bands were still fully exposed in this early stage of the development, he knew he had something so unique and innovative that he began the process of applying for a U.S. Utility Patent.

Aaron, along with co-founder Dino May, then paired up with a long-time friend Yu Tsai, creative director of 88 Phases and celebrity/fashion photographer. The team began collaborating on the next phase of the design process to create a mat that is both functional and aesthetically beautiful.

Working intensively for a year, together with the help of engineers, product designers, and art director, YoYo Mats was created and our patent was granted!

How Does It Work

 1. With TOP side facing up, simply toss or unroll your YoYo Mat away from you.   

2. Unroll the mat completely, then give it a click to lock in your YoYo Mat to stay flat.

3. Practice your fitness or yoga with no worries of your YoYo Mat curling or bunching up.

4. When you finish, simply FLIP your YoYo Mat over. There are many ways to flip the YoYo Mat over. Your YoYo Mat will always roll up all by itself.

5. Or flip your Yoyo Mat over completely flat and then just give it a click. Your YoYo Mat will also roll up all by itself.

6. Give your YoYo Mat a tap and twist if necessary. Your YoYo Mat will stay tightly rolled up without any straps or bags.

Product Detail

1. Custom-designed anti-slip surface pattern helps your grip even when the mat is wet.

2. Custom-designed round corners.

3. Dual-layered and 5.5 mm thick to provide a perfect balance of comfort, support and portability. Its light weight design makes travel a breeze.

4. Closed-cell construction seals mat from moisture, bacteria and odor.

5. 72” long and extra wide 28” to accommodate self-rolling bands so they are not intrusive to your fitness practice.

6. Made using TPE - an eco-alternative material that’s biodegradable, latex-free, PVC-free, and free of: DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DNOP phthalates.

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Rewards

100% Organic Canvas Tote Bag. Front Side.
100% Organic Canvas Tote Bag. Front Side.
100% Organic Canvas Tote Bag. Back Side.
100% Organic Canvas Tote Bag. Back Side.

Current Phase

We have already, in collaboration with our manufacturer, successfully built the prototypes that you see in our demo videos.

Our next step is to go from prototype to manufactured products. Our manufacturer is in place. The machines are on stand-by, ready to be switched on, with our dedicated team ready to roll.

Stretch Goal #1

One Tote Bag for every YoYo Mats Pledged.
One Tote Bag for every YoYo Mats Pledged.

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Risks and challenges

Manufacturing YoYo Mats
To make sure we do not run into design problems and unexpected costs, we have been reviewing our prototypes and production process with our manufacturer. We have studied various design, production constructions and material options. Our creative team has the experience and is ready to address any unforeseen challenges that may arise during production.

Shipping in November 2015
We plan to place the manufacturing order by end of September 2015. We will be reviewing samples in October and expect to have YoYo Mats ready to ship in November.

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    Thank you for your love and support.
    By pledging just $5 we will keep you updated as we roll.
    Your name will also appear on our supporters page.

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    Thank you for your support. We will send you one YoYo Mats Glow-in-the-dark Slap Wristband. Own a piece of our inspiration for creating the YoYo Mats!
    Your name will also appear on our supporters page.

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    Thank you for your generous support.
    We will send you a YoYo Mats Canvas Tote Bag measuring 14" W x 15.5" H.

    Your name will also appear on our supporters page.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Receive 1 YoYo Mat.
    Be the first to own the world's first self-rolling fitness & yoga mat with your choice of colour.

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    TWIN REWARDS

    Receive 2 YoYo Mats with your choice of colours. Share an extra YoYo Mat with a friend, so both of you can roll together.

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    FAMILY REWARDS

    Receive 4 YoYo Mats.
    Stack them up neatly for the entire family.

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    FRIENDS REWARDS

    Receive 6 YoYo Mats for you to share with friends and family.

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    INSTRUCTOR REWARDS

    Receive 12 YoYo Mats and be one of the first instructors with YoYo Mats. With a dozen mats, you'll have plenty to share with your students.

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    RETREAT REWARDS

    Receive 1 YoYo Mat.
    And you are invited to a three day retreat with yoga instructor Claudia Fucigna in a beautiful private estate in Ojai Valley, California.

    Enjoy your own private suite, a mountain-view swimming pool, boundless hiking trails, daily meditation and yoga classes, healthy food prepared by a personal chef, local wine tasting, live musical performance, and the company of fellow yoga enthusiasts.

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    STUDIO REWARDS

    Receive 24 YoYo Mats
    Be recognized as a Studio Sponsor on our website

    Upgrade your entire studio with YoYo Mats. YoYo Mats will help keep your studio neat and organized.

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    CLUB REWARDS

    Receive 48 YoYo Mats with personalized logo.
    Be recognized as a Club Sponsor on our website.

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    Receive 2 Yoyo Mats
    Be recognized as a Premier Sponsor on our website.

    A private photo session for you with YoYo Mats' creative director and world renowned celebrity and fashion photographer Yu Tsai in his private studio in Los Angeles.

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Funding period

- (60 days)