have turned up in the most unlikely places.
How to: Lie flat on your back with heels and calves resting on fitness ball
Instead of sitting in a typical desk chair, try replacing it with an inflatable fitness ball
He demonstrates some basic exercises using a fitness ball
, which looks rather like a large beach ball, and makes sure the women are doing them correctly.
The workouts are designed to be completed at home, requiring only a fitness ball
and band for equipment.
On a recent day, women participating in an aerobics class tightened their abs by balancing on a fitness ball
while doing curls and flies with small dumbbells.
Working out on the fitness ball
- also known as the stability ball, flexi-ball, therapy ball, Swiss ball, Resist-a-ball or physio ball - is the latest exercise trend popping up at fitness clubs.
For example, some people may simply want to supplement their existing health club routine with a fitness ball
, mat and light hand weights.
Resistance tubes are excellent for toning and strengthening muscles, while a fitness ball
encourages stability and makes a handy exercise bench.
The Weider fit-to-go kit includes a fitness ball
, resistance bands, a deluxe speed jump rope, wrist and ankle weights and a carrying bag, regular price $49.
Bio-synergy bio-flex exercise and fitness ball
, pounds 29.