You know that ball that you bought because it was the latest fitness rage? It wasn’t too expensive, so you decided that was how you were going to get in shape.
Now it sits deflated in your garage or under a bed somewhere. Well, find it and get it out. It’s one of the best pieces of fitness equipment out there! And if you don’t like going to the gym, then it is even more important that you find that ball!
Most complaints I hear from people is they fall off, or it is too tough. One of the great things about the ball is that you can make it as easy or as hard as you need to. And that magic word ‘core’ that everyone talks about—it does wonderful things for your core.
The greatest thing about the ball is that it works a lot of different muscles, ones that you are not even aware of, in order to keep you on the ball. It is training these muscles that are unaware that is going to take your fitness to the next level. Most people shy away from the ball because they feel it is too hard, too hard to balance on but the truth is you can make it as easy or as challenging as you want. The more of your body that you put on the ball, the easier it will be. As you become more proficient you can begin to move some of your body off of the ball.