Our lives are busy, especially around the holidays. This makes finding time for the recommended daily amount of exercise nearly impossible. Between work, school, kids, chores, and other activities, it can feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. Even if you have the time, you may not be able to hit the gym and work out. The good news is you don't need an expensive gym or a lot of time to stay fit and become a better version of yourself!
The Exercise ball is a great value-for-money equipment option that you can use in the comfort of your own home to exercise your entire body in a fraction of the time. With this Exercise ball, you can get a simple yet effective workout that you can do any time of the day - before work, during your lunch break, or even between doing chores.
How to choose the right exercise ball
Exercise balls, also known as balance balls, stability balls, Swiss balls, yoga balls, production balls, or therapy balls, are a popular training accessory for everything from core and balance training to yoga and Pilates classes. But with so many options, which one is right for you?
When choosing an exercise ball, there are two key points to consider:
your height & your training volume
Determining the proper stability ball size for a fitness program starts with the user's height. Ideally, when sitting upright on a stability ball, your knees should be at a 90-degree angle and your hips should be in line with your knees. If your hips are lower than your knees are bent, the ball is too small - if your hips are slightly higher than your knees, the ball is too large.
The most popular size for group lessons is 55cm to 75cm, as most users are between 4'5" - 6'3". However, be sure to have several 45cm diameter stability balls for smaller users and several 85cm exercise balls for users over 6'3".
|Stability Ball Size||User Height Range|
|S size 38-45cm||<4'5"|
|M size 48-55cm||4'5" – 5'1"|
|L size 58-65cm||5'1” – 5’9”|
|XL size 68-75cm||5'9” – 6’3”|
|XXL size 78-85cm||>6'3"|
Another consideration to keep in mind when choosing an exercise ball is how much you train or how often you use it. Stability Balls are made of PVC material that varies in thickness or "gauge". If multiple different users intend to use the stability ball multiple times per week, a heavy-duty cellular material construction similar to the Trideer Exercise ball is recommended.
Once you have determined the average height of the user and the volume of the exercise ball, you can choose the color you like. Trideer offers yoga balls in more than five colors and sizes.
After selecting the right exercise ball mix for your facility and training program, protect your balls with proper storage and inspection.
Storage of Exercise Balls
The yoga exercise ball by itself can take up a lot of floor or closet space, but adding dedicated equipment storage racks will maximize your training or storage space. You can also deflate it to reduce storage space when not in use.
Stability ball check
Inspecting exercise equipment is important to ensure that all parts are in working order, free from hazards, and are in functional and aesthetic condition. Here are a few things to look out for when inspecting a stability ball:
Does it hold its shape?
This could indicate a slow air leak, or a deformity depending on the environment or usage.
Is it inflated to the recommended diameter?
Over- or under-inflation will shorten the life of the stability ball.
Are there any dents, scratches, scuffs or cuts on the exterior?
Normal wear and tear develops over time and creates structural holes.
Finally, track when the unit is put into service.
In heavy commercial use environments, the stability ball should be replaced every 9-12 months.