Intro to the Stability Ball

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In this short video, Coach Nicole gives you an introduction to using a stability ball for fitness. Learn about the benefits of exercising with the ball, which size ball is right for you, and how to use it safely and effectively.

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  • Every time I try and play the video a add comes on for bees wax balm and stays on I can't get the video up? Are these videos on u tube? - 4/10/2016 5:17:26 AM
  • oh, oh, my ball is too big..... can't afford another one.... wish I could trade, but can't - 9/15/2015 11:29:13 AM
  • the video would not play so i could not learn - 6/27/2015 2:28:49 PM
  • Slow begining but I've going to keep going... - 2/24/2015 1:13:55 PM
  • hi how can i download the videos.thank you - 1/1/2015 9:14:34 AM
  • Great intro - i've been using my balance ball for years and am a fanatic! I'm always on the lookout for a new routine and will be sure to check out the other workouts! Thanks Coach Nicole! DC - 12/16/2014 10:52:39 PM
  • I really like mine. I don't know to do too many exercises yet but somehow it can be very relaxing being on the ball. I understand how it can be used for physical therapy too. - 11/23/2014 6:42:06 PM
  • Thanks Nicole looks like a good workout - 10/2/2014 8:05:22 PM
  • Thank you! I always thought that my ball was too small for me... but now I know that it isn't... but maybe it just isn't inflated enough. Great instructions Coach Nicole! Thanks! - 9/12/2014 5:29:33 PM
  • Looking to purchase a stability ball. Glad to know the right size. I would have bought one that was too large. - 7/24/2014 8:03:21 AM
  • I was totally amazed when my daughter used the Stability Ball when she went into labor and while at the hospital. Even the doctor couldn't tell she was in labor without checking with the nurse who was checking her vitals. I sure wish I'd known about the SB when I was having my children.

    Thanks, SP! You're the best.
    Renie - 7/11/2014 1:51:02 PM
  • I had to deflate mine since we down-sized homes as they take up a lot of space and re-inflating them every time is toooo much trouble which is too bad because they are helpful.

    BTW I used to teach Lamaze classes and using them in class for alleviating back pain strategies during pregnancy and during LABOR was always a part of class. Sitting on them during labor opens the pelvis which makes more room for the baby to move down while providing counter-pressure on the spreading pelvic bones. This is evidence-based. Leaning over it either on a chair, bed, or on the floor also eases back pain/back labor and helps the baby rotate to an optimal position. I know, this is TMI but if there are any pregnant moms out there, it can be quite helpful. I was also a doula!
    Deena - 6/26/2014 10:18:46 AM
  • SANDI, I'm well over the amount that she said and I have been using my ball every week for about the past year and love it, at no time did I feel as if my particular ball was going to pop, I believe I purchased it in a kit at Barnes and noble, the same kit I think is at Target as well and I have the ball recommended for 5'7-6'0 tall. :) It took some getting use to balancing but I would just recommend that you go slowly and just try sitting on it lightly at first to get a feel for the ball and how to balance on it... Stability ball exercise have grown to be my favorite exercises of all... once you get your balance down I recommend trying crunches and squats using the ball, its great for those. ^_^ I hope my comment has helped you feel a little more comfortable about giving it a try. - 6/13/2014 3:57:48 AM
  • I am afraid to use the stability ball due to the possibility of falling off or it popping because of my weight. Are they really strong enough not to pop? - 4/18/2014 1:03:04 PM
  • Thank you! I never wanted to use the ball at my gym because I didn't know which one to use or what to do with it. I'm now checking out the other videos. - 3/26/2014 1:22:36 PM