The gym ball has also been called a number of different names; exercise ball, swiss ball, fitness ball, fit ball, stability ball, birth ball, pregnancy ball, balance ball, body ball, gymnastic ball, physio ball, pilates ball, Pezzi ball, sports ball, yoga ball, therapy ball; but they are all the same thing, so don't get confused! First developed in Switzerland to aid in the … [Read more...] about What is a Gym Ball?
Gym Ball FAQ
The answer to that is a loud resounding NO! The whole point of the gym ball is that it uses a lot more muscles than when you work on the floor. Balancing on the ball works means that you are particularly using your core muscles, so over time those muscles strengthen. It also helps your balance overall, and you become more adept at fitness training. If you know about … [Read more...] about Is the Gym Ball just for girls?
As with all exercising, do check with your doctor before beginning. The focus of exercises using an exercise ball is the core body muscles, which are the back muscles and abdominal muscles. The key benefit of using a Gym ball to exercise is that your body automatically balances to stabilise the ball, thus you are using a lot more muscles than when exercising directly on a … [Read more...] about How will the Gym Ball help me?
When you receive your Gym Ball unwrap it carefully. Some are packaged very tightly wrapped, and if you use a knife or sharp object to open the package you may very well pierce the Gym Ball. Lay the gym ball out as flat as possible on the floor, keeping it out of the sunlight. Remove the plug in the ball and fit the pump nozzle into the plug hole. It is best to use a pump … [Read more...] about How should I inflate my Gym Ball?
The Gym Ball has also been known as the Pregnancy Ball, Birth Ball and even the Pregnancy Exercise Ball. There is never a more important time to be fit and healthy than when you are pregnant. But, as with all exercises, you should consult your doctor before beginning them. While gym balls are generally safe to use during a pregnancy, they may not be recommended for some … [Read more...] about I’m Pregnant, Can I still use the Gym Ball?