Meet our founder, Sarah Wouters

I’ve always lived an active lifestyle. Growing up in South Africa, the outdoors was my playground. After finishing school, I travelled to the UK and stayed there for many years before I met my husband and moved to Switzerland with our two children. Just before Covid 19 I studied to become a fitness trainer and my passion for the field took over. Living in Switzerland I realised that, once again, how lucky I was to live in a country that offers majestic nature and decided to start leading outdoor bootcamps.

As a fitness trainer, I love the variety of exercises depending on my goals and how my body feels and after many years of training, I realised that having a high-quality mat makes all the difference to your workout potential. I needed to find a thicker mat that would be comfortable, durable and prove to be non-slip and that’s when I started investigating. I discovered that an 8mm, vegan suede top layer mat had a soft feel yet proved to also be very durable and light. Despite rigid exercise, sweat and repeated cleaning, these prints remained as vivid as before.

Being South African and having spent much of my childhood visiting Safaris, I was immediately drawn to an African theme and decided upon these three iconic animal prints, the Leopard, Giraffe and Zebra based on their traits and sheer beauty.


About the Mats

Give yourself a supportive surface for exercising and stretching with this vegan suede fitness/yoga mat from FitPrints. Designed with an absorbent vegan suede top layer to help improve grip when hands and feet get sweaty, this lightweight yet durable mat also offers a TPE lower layer to help provide you with a premium cushioned comfort during yoga, pilates and other workouts. The 8mm thick vegan suede yoga mat measures 183 x 61cm and features three designs – The Leopard, Giraffe and Zebra print.