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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  • I just viewed this video from a daily email I had received from Sparkpeople. I had no problems with it playing. Of course I had to view an ad first. - 10/17/2016 7:05:00 PM
  • Hi I have had no problem with this video for a long time now. It was my first video when I bought a fit ball. I hope it will be able to use it soon. Mine is in the Favorites and it does come up from there. Pat in Maine. - 8/30/2016 11:14:02 PM
  • This video will not play!!! In the comments, there was this same complaint on June 27, 2015 !! Obviously these comments are not read. - 8/30/2016 11:37:10 AM
  • 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 sparkpeople.com 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