Monday, September 21, 2009
Fitness 121 Recommends Sept 09'
Gymnic Plus Stability Balls: constructed of latex-free vinyl material in four different diameters from 45 to 75cm (18 to 30 inches). These are the only Stability Balls that we allow at Fitness 121. Quite simply they are the best ones on the market.
-Increases muscle strength
-Improves proprioception, balance and stability
-Helps develop the core body muscles by forcing the body to respond to the instability of the ball.
-Can be used in place of a chair to help maintain proper posture as it engages the abdominal and back muscles.
-Develops strength in all planes of motion (frontal, sagittal, and transverse) which helps improve overall functional strength and decreases the chance of injury.
* Each holds up to 600 lbs static weight.
Download a FREE Stability Ball Exercise Sheet
They are available in four sizes. These are suggested sizes: (You should select ball size where you can sit with knees bent at a 90 degree angle)
Up to 5'0" tall use 45cm; 5'1" to 5'7" use 55cm; 5'8" to 6' use 65cm; Over 6' use 75cm
Get on the ball! If you are going to buy anything for your home this is a must. Feel free to browse the Perform Better site for all of your small exercise equipment needs or speak to our TEAM of Fitness Professionals on what equipment is right for you.