Core training with a ball
Seen those oversized ‘beachballs’ knocking around at your gym? These are fitballs – also known as ‘Swiss balls’ – which were originally utilized in a physiotherapy environment for rehabilitation but are now widely used to improve people’s core stability, posture and muscle conditioning.
A fitball class will typically begin with a standard aerobics-style warm-up, using the ball as an accessory – but the main focus of the class will be on slower, more controlled body-conditioning moves, such as squats, push-ups, sit-ups and back extensions. The theory is that exercising on such an unstable surface will make your core stabilizing muscles work overtime.
|CV fitness rating||Low|
|Benefits||Improved posture and core stability.|