Gym balls, or ‘swiss balls’, are puncture resistant inflated rubber balls used in a variety of fitness and exercise regimes. Often used in physiotherapy as well as pieces of exercise equipment, gym balls are highly popular in both commercial and home fitness environments thanks to the huge variety of exercise activities they can be used with.
The key benefit of gym balls is that the body reacts to the instability of the ball by constantly performing reflexive balancing actions. This, unlike exercising on a hard flat surface, works many muscle groups in the body which may not ordinarily be exercised with a standard fitness regime. Gym balls are used in class settings in commercial fitness centres as well as by the individual at home. Many people recommend sitting on a swiss ball instead of a chair for day-to-day development of the core abdominal and back muscles.
Exercise balls are terrific for home use thanks to their space-efficient design. When not in use they can be deflated and stored away unlike many other pieces of home fitness equipment, making them a popular choice for beginners and seasoned exercise enthusiasts alike. For more information on our range of swiss balls including swiss ball and fitness DVD bundles to get you started with home fitness, please click on the individual products shown below.