Saturday, July 18, 2015

Get Fit with the Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball® Kit

My teen daughter is really into fitness. I love that she leads such a healthy lifestyle, and I always encourage her to try new things. For her birthday, one of the things on her wish list was a balance ball.  She had seen lots of yoga routines that included a balance ball and she was excited to try it out. Of course, the first place I turn for any fitness equipment is Gaiam. Their products offer a combination of function and style you won't find anywhere else.

Gaiam had a variety of different balance balls to choose from, but we decided on the Total Body Balance Ball® Kit. This kit comes with everything you need to get started.  First off, I love that the ball can be easily inflated and deflated. I have a small house that is already cramped, so we can't have a giant ball sitting in the living room all the time. This kit comes with its own pump. In just a few minutes, you can pump it up to full size, and when you're finished, it can be stored in the box. It also comes with several extra plugs which is great because they are easy to misplace. The ball itself is both latex and 6P free.

When it came time to try out the ball, my daughter had a ton of fun. It's very sturdy and can handle her weight with no issues. Using the ball to balance improves back strength and helps flatten core muscles. With lots of practice, you can  really tone and sculpt your upper body.  I thought it would be hard to stay balanced on the ball, but I was able to do most of the same moves as my daughter, even though I'm twice her age. Even after just one workout, your muscles will feel more flexible.

In addition to the ball, this set also comes with an awesome workout DVD. There are four different full length videos designed for all levels of experience. These videos are a great way to get familiar with the balance ball, but you will find there are hundreds of ways to use it.  Having a balance ball can take your exercise routine to the next level.

Of course, this is only one example of the fitness equipment  available from Gaiam. For more information or to see all the amazing products available, visit Gaiam on their website or follow them via their social media. It will enhance your experience in ways you can't even imagine!

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