Stability Ball Training

With the exercise ball also called Swiss ball or Physio ball, an element of instability is introduced to the exercise that one would not normally get from a floor exercise. The body responds naturally and automatically to this instability to keep balanced on the exercise ball.

Over time, the muscles used to keep balance on the exercise ball become stronger. The exercise ball also uses what is called “Proprioception” an awareness of where ones hand or foot is in relationship to space.

The stability ball has become one of the most popular and enjoyable pieces of fitness equipment available.  It’s challenging,  fun and can be used whatever your age or fitness level.  It is designed to help prevent or minimise further episodes of lower back pain as part of a rehabilitation program.

Nicky incorporates  x 2 stability ball workouts in her 6 week Pilates sessions.