Here's a graphic representation of why you should get into mat surfing...
In the top photo, observe the heretofore loser making his way down the road for a go-out. A bit overweight, poor posture, and a sloppy walking gait.
Upon his return, after only one go out on a mat, he's some 30 pounds lighter, with an admiring female in tow.
Anthropologists call this "The Inflatable Male Halo Effect." Tracing back to the paleolithic era, males of a variety of species rely on puffing themselves up to become more attractive to females. This ancient secret can be yours with the simple transition to mat surfing!