Crane Folding Fitness Mat Headed to Aldi Just in Time for New Year’s Resolutions

Last Updated on September 29, 2023

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for 2023. 

There are three certainties in this world: death, taxes, and people trying to make New Year’s resolutions after eating too much over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Aldi, having sold us so much of the food that tempts us to eat too much, is well aware of the New Year’s fitness trend. Over the years, the supermarket has sold all manner of January workout gear, from strength training to cardio.

We always watch the Aldi January fitness lineup with interest. Aldi has, among other things, sold various fitness mats, including a rolled-up Crane Fitness Mat and this foldable one.

What We Know:

Crane Folding Fitness Mat

The Crane Folding Fitness Mat (Product Code: 809072 in 2021; Product Code: 825613 in 2023) is an Aldi Find, which means you can only find it in stores for a limited time. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, at least until it returns, whenever that might be. Aldi won’t ship it to you after it sells out at your local store either.

The folding mat cost $19.99 in October of 2023. That’s $10 less than the $29.99 it went for in 2021. This is one of many examples I’ve seen of Aldi lowering prices on certain Aldi Finds in 2023. That price is also comparable in price to the budget mats I can find online. As best as we can tell, the mat has been sold in 2019 and 2020 — both times in September rather than January — for $24.99. So the price has fluctuated over the years.

This is a segmented fitness mat with four quarters. Those quarters can be folded up and carried with the straps on each end of the mat.

Fully extended, the mat measures 68.11″ x 23.62″ x 1.57″, which makes it shorter and less wide than the Crane Fitness Mat, although it is thicker. According to Aldi it is “made with a durable cushion for maximum support, comfort and safety” and is “perfect for any type of floor workout including stretching, yoga, t‘ai chi and martial arts.”

What We Don’t Know:

Because we haven’t used this specific mat before, we don’t know much about how easy it is to use or how it will hold up over time. We’ve created this open thread for owners to share their experiences.

Do you have experience with this fitness mat? Let us know in the comments.

About Joshua

Joshua is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at


  1. You keep referring to it as new this year—I definitely got one last year. It was cheaper then.

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