Product Review: The Lifeboard!

Having just recently moved from an all laminate floor condo to a plush carpeted 1 bedroom apartment in Seattle, I was faced with a dilemma: I no longer have a sturdy floor to practice on!

Carpet is good for alleviating weary yoga joints, but for a handstand and headstand junkie, I needed a firm floor to practice my inversions. It is difficult to get a good grip and maintain stability on carpet.

Initially I tried some DIY techniques. I attempted to make the floor sturdier by using thick cardboard from our moving boxes. It lasted for a few weeks. Soon enough the cardboard started slipping from right under me, causing me to hit the floor and wall. I ditched the cardboard solution and sought after a more permanent solution.

I considered going to Home Depot to buy some ply wood but that quickly got crossed off my list. The thought of slicing a huge piece of ply wood by myself wasn’t very appealing. I also was thinking, where would I store the heavy object?

After a lengthy Google search, I found this amazing product aptly named the LifeBoard.

What is a Lifeboard?

The Lifeboard is a portable plastic floor board that enhances yoga practices in the home on carpet or outdoors. Basically you could create a firm surface anywhere!
The LifeBoard detaches into two parts which you can store under or behind your furniture. It’s very convenient for a small living area. When guests come over, I can discreetly tuck my Lifeboard away underneath my sofa.

About the Lifeboard

Below are some qualities about the Lifeboard that I love.

  • The non-skid top surface prevents your yoga mat from slipping. You can also use the board sans mat. It has a grainy surface that prevents slippage while you work on hand and arm strength.
  • Cleated bottom surface prevents the LifeBoard from slipping on carpet and grass. You can use the board indoors and outdoors.
  • Part of each purchase goes to a nonprofit organization called Skyline Center. They provide rehabilitation services and work programs for disabled adults and do the shipping and handling of the Lifeboard.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • 73″ L x 28 3/4″ W x 5/8″ H (assembled) – just a little larger than a standard yoga mat. I use my Liforme yoga mat on my Lifeboard.
  • Lightweight – approximately 8.5 lbs per panel, 17 lbs total. It fits in the trunk of my Acura RSX.
  • The board is made of recycled materials. This makes me feel good about investing in my health!

How do I use my Lifeboard?

The LifeBoard arrives in two pieces. You snap the two pieces together and place the LifeBoard on just about any surface. It can be used with or without a standard sized yoga mat. I use it with and without my yoga mat and it works great! I also have yet to experience it slipping on the carpet with the cleated bottom, which was my main concern.

I purchased a black LifeBoard for $99.95 with shipping costs totaling $115. You’d think the price point is expensive for a big piece of plastic, but it is OH SO WORTH if you want a firm surface to practice on at home.

Additionally, if you are dissatisfied with the LifeBoard you can try it 100% Risk Free and send it back to receive a full 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. The guarantee also refunds S&H charges.

I definitely recommend this product! I wish it was available in the green color. I’ve only been able to find the LifeBoard in black.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! If you have any questions, I am all ears.

Thanks for reading!

<3 + Light,

Schimiggy

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